Marijuana Dispensary Accused of Giving Free Samples to Undercover Cops

While free samples may be a great policy at ice cream shops or grocery stores, they're usually not allowed at marijuana dispensaries. And now one Washington dispensary is learning that the hard way.

Dank’s Wonder Emporium, a dispensary in Lacey, Washington, is accused of offering free samples of their products to undercover police officers. According to the report from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, the officers were offered free samples and were allowed to go to a separate part of the store to try it. Giving away free cannabis samples is not allowed under Washington law.

The Liquor and Cannabis board says they were aware of wrongdoing at the dispensary after receiving multiple complaints and seeing an illegal "try it before you buy it" promotion.

The dispensary is refuting this version of events. They say the officers purchased the samples and were offered to use it in the upstairs office that belongs to the dispensary owner as a film production company and is separate from the dispensary itself.

This is probably the only time a legal dispensary should've asked, "Are you guys cops," before making a sale.

(h/t New York Post)

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