DEA Bans Armored Cars From Picking up Pot Shop Cash


Dennis Romero
L.A. Weekly
August 24, 2013

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Medical marijuana is legal in California, but the combination of valuable drugs and what is often a cash-only business can attract some rough characters.

That’s why some dispensaries use armored car companies to get their money to and from their favorite bank (or elsewhere). But the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says no more. The federal authority has told armored car companies they can no longer work with some, perhaps all, cannabis retailers in California and Colorado.

The pro-pot forces were up in arms today:

The group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition called it “an unbelievably ill-advised move” after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced new sentencing guidelines for low-level offenders such as pot users.

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