Police investigating medical marijuana dispensary break-in

DERRICK JAMES | Staff photoPolice are investigating the Wednesday night break-in of the Cannaisseurs Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Hartshorne. 

Hartshorne police are investigating a break-in at a medical marijuana dispensary.

No marijuana product was taken in the Wednesday night Cannaisseurs Medical Marijuana Dispensary at the intersection of North Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Hartshorne — but store owner Thomas Smith said the break-in didn't make sense to him.

“It’s just stupid,” said Smith.

Smith said no marijuana product was stolen as the business locks it up after business hours. He also said that nothing else was taken from his business before pointing out the multiple surveillance cameras he has installed throughout the building.

The dispensary was closed for business Thursday so repairs to the glass doors could be made, according to Smith.

Rules from the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority state that commercial licensees “are responsible for the security of all marijuana items on the license premises or all marijuana items in their possession during transit.” The rules also state that dispensaries only have to report a break-in to the OMMA if medical marijuana product was stolen.

Proposed emergency rules that were made before Oklahoma voters passed State Question 788 in June of 2018 would have required dispensaries to have 24-hour surveillance and alarm systems. The proposed security rules, among other rules, were scratched from the final version of rules that went into effect July 31, 2018.

Contact Derrick James at djames@mcalesternews.com

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