I have been working at a cannabis shop for the past year, but last Friday I saw a huge fight for the first time.
- The cannabis shop was extremely busy on that day, because it was the weekend and we were having a sale.
We had BOGO $1 sales on several different items in the store. Eight budtenders were on staff that night and everyone was working nonstop. Around 9 p.m., two guys with dark glasses came into the shop to buy cannabis supplies. They looked strange, because they were wearing sunglasses at 9 at night. The security officer kept his eye on the two guys. The guys were trying to order cannabis supplies from one of the bartenders. Another guy must have noticed one of the customers. He immediately started yelling at both of the guys. Before I could ask them to quiet down, one of the guys lunged and punched another one. In an instant, all three guys were on the floor fighting and brawling. We have a security officer in the lobby and he acted very quickly. He immediately got out the taser and shouted for the three men to stop fighting. I thought we might see the security officer use the taser for the first time, but the guys quickly stopped fighting after the threat was made. After the fight, the security officer shut the entire cannabis shop down for an hour. We waited for the police to arrive, so they could take the trouble makers downtown for questioning. It wasn’t the same boring and uneventful Friday night that we usually see.