Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal sales, there’s still a long way to go before the black market is completely eliminated.

That point was driven home last weekend outside the Seattle recreational marijuana shop Cannabis City, when police were called about a man who was allegedly trying to poach customers from the store.

A store employee confronted the man on Saturday night, after he’d been seen more than once handing out business cards to customers waiting in line at the shop, according to The Associated Press. The man reportedly threatened to “stomp” the worker, left the scene before police could arrive, and is still at large.

Washington State has roughly 50 recreational marijuana shops. Although Cannabis City is the only store in Seattle proper, the the metro area is home to several more, including in Tacoma, Bellevue and Camano Island.

4 comments on “Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers
  1. Cynthia on

    I recently went to Cannabis City to buy my first ‘white market’ product. There was a man there who went over to Starbucks, came back with a big bug and said, ‘you guys are crazy!’ you don’t have to stand in line, just hit the guy up across the street.And its cheaper!” He was just a bystander, and perhaps a bit tipsy. We didn’t. It was a moment I’ve been waiting for; legal purchase.

  2. James on

    I also experience in a weed dispensary at the central district in Seattle, workers were also selling other illegal drugs other than weed their!!! I cannot wait until someone catch up to their dirty work their.


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