DEA Bans Armored Cars From Picking up Pot Shop Cash

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.

Holder is the DEA’s boss: Is the Obama administration for or against medical marijuana?

– Read the entire article at Los Angeles Weekly.



  1. animan425 on

    It’s because the DEA wants to steal all the cash themselves so banning armored cars will make it easier for them.

  2. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    The cannabis community needs to engage private contractors that are versatile and not limited to just armored car service but rather a 360 security service. We need our own kind of Academi to deal with the federal thugs.

  3. Anonymous on

    Wow, thats more or less sentencing people to raids from gangs.

  4. Weed The People on

    judge by actions not by empty words