Comment of the Day

Reader: Feds Have Turned Pot Shops Into a Target for Idiots

When we shared William Breathes's post about David Lopez's alleged armed robbery of a marijuana dispensary in Pueblo, we asked why criminals continue to target such shops, which are among the most security-heavy businesses in the state. We collected a slew of theories, with the following one being among the most provocative.

See also: Marijuana: David Lopez Allegedly Tied Up Pot Shop Employee, Held Him at Gunpoint

Los C Denver writes:

Because the state/federal banking system has created an issue where the shops have a shit ton of cash sitting in them because they're not allowed to bank anywhere just yet...so idiots like this David Lopez guy think they're gonna make a big score. But really him and anyone like him just gets arrested and then the news can turn around and say look at all this crime caused by marijuana...it's all crap, it's all a trap.

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