Nobody wants to buy last minute tickets the day of a Seahawks or Mariners game only to find out they were fake. So why would anyone want to buy weed from someone in the parking lot next to a recreational pot store, not knowing exactly what they were getting? Is saving $10 worth that risk?
I’m sure many of you heard about the guy selling weed from the trunk of his car just outside of the Cannabis City pot store a few days ago. The guy eventually left before getting caught, turns out he had stolen license plates so they couldn’t actually trace the origin of the make & model to a specific person or persons.
The question you should ask yourself is this, what if it had been a sting operation? Is saving a few dollars worth getting busted? Not only that, but your dealing with a shady character that could turn out to be your worst decision ever. We have heard so many tragic stories of Craigslist sales gone wrong, who is to say this wouldn’t be another example of that. They profile you, determine that you have money or are worth money, a couple guys follow you home & brake into your home or worse, assault you.
There are so many “what ifs” with dealing with people who don’t have your best interest at heart. The guy in the parking lot is going to sell you whatever he can to make a quick buck, he doesn’t care about the quality or how it will affect you in the end. The sales associates at a retail store on the other hand are knowledgeable about what they are selling you. You have a variety of products & flavors to choose from & you know the staff are not going to follow you home!
Maybe I’m too paranoid, but am I alone?! Many of you go out of your way to park where they won’t recognize your car or refuse to show your driver’s license for fear that someone is going to rat you out to your employer so who’s the paranoid one?! Why flirt with danger?! Buy from a reputable store! It’s legal! Saving a few dollars from a stranger you don’t know could cost you a lot more than you bargained for!
Nacho is a guest writer and a member of the Apache 6 which provides security services for the recreational marijuana industry in Washington State.