On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a black man, died at the hands of a Minneapolis Police Department officer, leading to nationwide protests against systemic police brutality against unarmed black men. Although the protests were peaceful at first, they became violent, leading to widespread rioting and looting over the weekend. Tons of business establishments nationwide have been affected by the looting, and marijuana businesses haven’t been spared.
Dozens of cannabis shops in Oregon, Illinois, San Francisco and California have been vandalized and according to the business owners whose businesses were hit, looting was carried out by professional criminals, and not the protesters themselves. Cannabis retailers in California which were looted include Cookies, Blum, MedMen, and Harborside, and reports indicate…
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