SANTA ANA, Calif. — A man stole $145,000 in cash from a marijuana money courier’s unmarked van at a Southern California gas station after the driver collected the proceeds from several dispensaries, authorities said Friday.
Because the U.S. government still outlaws marijuana, even in legal states like California, it is mostly an all-cash business because of federal banking laws.
Don’t get me wrong, I think the shit should be legal, but I always shook my head when I’d hear how legalizing weed will make the crime rate go down because “now anybody can grow it!”
Yeah, those folks don’t understand human nature or criminals at all. Why should they go through the time and trouble to grow their own when they can just come over and rip you off when you’re getting ready to harvest those delicious buds you’ve been nursing and drooling over for the past few months?