Welcome back for this special news bulletin, Sanbornians! Summer is here once again, and that means the annual Sanborn crime wave is taking its usual course through the county.
This year is promising to be a record breaker, however! The people of our humble county know that when the rest of the state sneezes, we’re soon to come down with plague. This translates to Sanborn being overrun by rifraff as the state experiences its worst crime wave since the 1990’s.
The worst casualty so far is the newly opened cannabis dispensaries dotting the county. Sanborn was an early adopter of cannabis distribution after the state legalized it, and the industry has been booming ever since.
Since the start of the year, however, dispensaries have been robbed on a nearly weekly basis. One dispensary owned by concerned citizen Jimmy Smokes has experienced three separate, yet identically performed robberies.
The criminals used large trucks to ram the front of his store, breaking the windows, doors, and walls. They would then scamper in, grab the crop and the cash, and then tag the walls with their gang affiliation. Dastardly!
Thankfully, Sanborn has not seen any dispensary robberies resulting in an injury or death, but that isn’t the case everywhere. Dispensaries and growing operations across the state and up the west coast are getting more deadly by the day.
In Washington, budtenders are at particular risk as robberies increase in frequency and severity. One particularly deadly week earlier this year saw three dispensary employees killed by emboldened criminals.
So, what are dispensary owners and employees to do? From all accounts, depending on the police or local governments to crack down on robberies has been a long wait for a train that isn’t coming. Dispensaries all over the west coast have reported that police are unwilling to help and local districts are not interested in punishing crime.
Here in Sanborn, our local district attorney is a well-known wino that is frequently seen napping in the town’s parks. While in previous years that has worked well for local citizens, as the crime wave worsens many are left without legal recourse.
So what are dispensary owners to do? As the state flounders in its response, many have turned to private security firms to provide some protection for their businesses and employees.
This solution comes with its own problems, however. Many security guards are poorly trained and get into the industry thanks to a history of, or penchant for, violence. This can lead to lawsuits and a load of bad press as the guards harass locals or get in unnecessarily violent altercations.
This is why we here at this humble rag recommend you contract out your security system to the professionals. Security consultants can help you plan every aspect of your security system and ensure you work with quality suppliers and well-trained guards.
For businesses that want to improve on their existing security systems, bay area local Cannabis Compliant Security Solutions (C.C.S.S.) provides cannabis dispensary security audits. These audits test each part of the system and verify that it complies with local ordinances and your insurance policies so there’s no chance your claims will be denied over a minor detail.
Crime ebbs and flows over the years, and we’re in the midst of one of the biggest flow periods we’ve seen in 40 years. Make sure your business isn’t swamped by calling the guys over at C.C.S.S. for a security plan and audit.
Cannabis Compliant Security Solutions
925 922 1067
2269 Chestnut Street, #856 San Francisco, CA 94123