Washington pot outlets have entry to a complimentary bodily safety and crime prevention evaluation from Setracon courtesy of the LCB.
SEATTLE — Editor’s observe: The above video ran on April 20 and coated the push for safer marijuana banking laws.
As pot shop robberies surge throughout Washington, the State Liquor and Hashish Board (LCB) is providing hashish retailers a free safety evaluation by means of a third-party agency.
LCB has partnered with Tacoma-based Setracon to provide the state’s 180 pot outlets the chance to have thorough bodily safety and crime prevention evaluation.
Upwards of fifty pot store robberies had been reported by means of simply the primary three months of the yr by LCB. One of those incidents, at World of Weed in Tacoma, left a 29-year-old worker, Jordan Brown, useless.
Federal legislation forces pot outlets to function virtually solely with money solely, making them extra vulnerable to robberies.
On the annual 4/20 marijuana vacation final month, Sen. Patty Murray held a press convention at a Seattle-area pot store and emphasised she is going to push for marijuana banking reform.
The SAFE Banking Act invoice would enable depository establishments to work with licensed hashish retailers freed from prosecution. The measure has handed the Home of Representatives six occasions, however repeatedly has failed within the Senate.
LCB and Setracon say among the many companies offered to native pot outlets will probably be:
- Working with retailers to evaluate potential safety dangers;
- Assessment legal threats dealing with the retailer;
- Consider and doc current mitigations and recommend options for enchancment;
- Offering retailers with a report of findings.
The LCB additionally not too long ago introduced it has partnered with the Washington State Crime Prevention Affiliation (WSCPA) to supply safety and security coaching to hashish licensees and their staff.
WSCPA will probably be holding a number of trainings between Might and August, centered on “hashish retail and processor security finest practices and regionally centered to handle any distinctive native circumstances.”