In the News: 3 break-ins in 3 days: Cannabis shop owners, lawmakers frustrated by lack of legislation

KING 5 News | March 22, 2024

Three pot shops were broken into three days in a row this week across Seattle. The repeated crime highlights efforts to address the issue which failed to result in any legislation this past session.

Early Tuesday morning, a car smashed into the front of Cannazone in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood, where the owner said five suspects stole upwards of $15,000 worth of merchandise.

…Senate Bill 6133, which was sponsored by Sen. Jim McCune, would have added an extra year of jail time for someone convicted of robbing a pot shop in a smash and grab. It would also require those businesses to report robberies or attempted robberies to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.

The board can’t track how often robberies or attempted robberies are happening because reporting isn’t required.

The bill passed the Senate unanimously, but failed in the House.

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