Sacto 9-1-1
November 5, 2010
Marijuana, donations stolen from Sacramento medical pot shop

By Bill Lindelof
blindelof@sacbee.com

A medicinal marijuana seller in Sacramento thinks his business may have been burglarized this morning because of opposition to the recently failed Proposition 19.

Don Johnson, director of the Unity Non Profit Collective, 1832 Tribute Road, said that about 3:20 a.m. two men smashed the front window of the business near Cal Expo.

The thieves made off with $2,500 in marijuana products and $1,500 in donations and toys meant for the Sacramento Food bank.

The intruders entered the dispensary area by coming in through the ceiling from another part of the business.

The business has video tape of the burglars and their vehicle. Sacramento police will review the video, Johnson said.

Johnson thinks he knows why Unity was targeted:

"I have my suspicions," he said. "There is a list on the web calling for people to boycott businesses that were against Proposition 19 and to cause harm to them. Coincidentally, our name found its way onto that list just yesterday."

Johnson said some of the damage done by the burglars was not simply done in the course of a break-in. He called it vindictive vandalism.

"The stealing of our signs, the smashing of our business license, the pulling down of stuff from the walls," he said. "If you are here to rob something, you are not going to take the time to pull things off walls or smash my business license. You are going to be worried about stealing and leaving."

Call The Bee's Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.


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