I know full well that I am going to sound like a jerk, but it has to be said – the abundance of winos and vagrants in this community is adversely affecting my business.
I am not a hateful person, and I do feel a great deal of sympathy for the local homeless population.
But the way things are going, with some of these bums harassing my customers, I may end up on the streets myself. When people come to my cannabis dispensary they need to feel safe and they need to be left alone. More and more vagrants have started to hang around my shop, and a few of my loyal customers have started going somewhere else to buy their cannabis. I reached out personally to all of these customers, and asked them if they would be interested in a cannabis delivery service. If they were uncomfortable standing in front of my cannabis shop, then I could hire drivers to bring the products to them, instead. Everyone seemed interested, so I had a website built to allow for online cannabis orders, and hired a delivery driver. What started as a problem wound up being a bonus for my cannabis shop, because suddenly my sales went up! It turns out that people will order a lot more cannabis from home then they are willing to buy in person. I don’t know why that is, but I can tell you that online cannabis sales are much higher than in-store sales used to be. I still have the vagrant problem to deal with, but at least my cannabis shop is thriving.