The U.S. Senate recently voted to block an amendment that would have eased access to banking services for the nation’s cannabis industry and, as if on cue, another dispensary was robbed at gunpoint. Silver Sage Wellness in Las Vegas was the victim of an armed robbery that netted $28,000 in cannabis products and $1,000 in cash on Monday, July 2, reports 8 News NOW.
Three men wearing hoodies and ski masks entered the dispensary around closing time, at 11:30 pm, proceeding to pistol whip one defiant employee and make off with the spoils of their robbery. Police are still searching for the suspects, and the dispensary was closed for several days afterward.
A fellow Las Vegas dispensary executive, Tanya Lupien, vice president of sales and marketing at Medizin Dispensary, told 8 News NOW that her store had been the target of a robbery just over a year ago. And 8 News NOW reported on another hair-raising dispensary robbery just last November, in which the perpetrators held a gun to one hapless customer’s neck while demanding access to the dispensary’s cash and products.
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