Washington Bill Aims To Tackle Cannabis Store Robbery Spree

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A bill proposal in Washington would tack on an extra year of jail time for people convicted of robbing a cannabis store under certain conditions. A car crashed into a Seattle cannabis store in September 2023, for instance, representing another smash-and-grab burglary. KING 5 reports that most recently, a stolen KIA was used to crash into a Shoreline cannabis store on Jan. 2. In a string of robberies, several cannabis retail shops have reported various tactics criminals have been using to get into their businesses in recent months. KING 5 reports that another cannabis store called the Green Lady dispensary in Lynnwood was robbed in the same manner.  “They came through the rear side of the building in February of last year, so February 2023.

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In a string of robberies, several cannabis retail shops have reported various tactics criminals have been using to get into their businesses in recent months. As these get worse, lawmakers are cranking up the punishments for people involved in such violent crimes.

A bill proposal in Washington would tack on an extra year of jail time for people convicted of robbing a cannabis store under certain conditions.

Senate Bill 6133 would allow prosecutors in the state to seek a 12-month sentence...

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