I agree. We need to be specific about the jurisdiction of some of these events. Then we need to inform.
I got a good story about my friendly local police department. Our local authorities have been very willing to work with caregivers and dispensaries to ensure public safety as well as the safety of our employees. One of my very favorite memories of police interactions (the majority of which have been favorable) happened right after we allowed for MMJ cultivation facilities construction and licenses to grow. We opened up our cultivation facility and invited the local police narcotics department to come take a tour. As we walked the Tucson Police Dept under the lights and among the rows of plants, one older detective tapped me on the shoulder and asked “This is huge! All these weed plants are legal? This is freaking awesome !” If only he knew how those words would resonate with me forever!
Legal cannabis operators need not fear law enforcement. It’s important for facility owners and dispensary owners to work with your local police. These are the brave folks who run in when everyone else runs away. It has long been one of my top fears to have my staff or self in danger because of this business. For that reason, security is a top priority for all our operations.
Be KIND to everyone. Thank a cop.