I have been a security guard at the medical cannabis dispensary for more than five years now, and never once did I carry a gun.
- I am not an anti-gun woman by any means, however as a former military girl I guess that bringing a gun into any situation only serves to escalate it.
I do carry a low-voltage taser, just in case, however I’ve never used it on anyone. As you would imagine, there aren’t a lot of riots at the medical cannabis dispensary, because our clients tend to be undoubtedly low key. That said, every legit medical cannabis shop will emplot some kind of bouncer or security guard due to the value of their inventory. Occasionally a client will try to shoplift, or run out of the store without paying for their medical cannabis products. That’s why they hired me, an ex-Marine who played several years of university football. The biggest security risk for a medical cannabis shop is not the clients, it’s after-hours thieves who want to hit the safe, due to federal laws about the sale of medical cannabis, most of the transactions are made in cash. At the end of a stressed weekend, a cannabis dispensary might have over twenty thoUnited Statesnd bucks in cash on hand, which makes it a tantalizing target for thieves, every night after the cannabis dispensary closes I hang up a big sign on the front door studying “Armed Security Guard on Premises.” I figure it’s easier to lie to potential thieves and not carry a gun, because I can still keep the cannabis dispensary safe.