I work at a medical and recreational marijuana dispensary.
The building is across the street from the mental health center.
We frequently get patients that are coming right from the mental health center. Some of those patients are downright scary. Six months ago I was working at the counter and a patient came into the store to buy marijuana products. The guy was mumbling under his breath and talking to himself. He only said a couple of words when I tried to find out what he wanted from the store. After the guy made his purchase, he sat in the parking lot all day. None of our customers complained about the guy in the parking lot, so we didn’t force the guy to leave. Things were quiet in the store and the parking lot all morning. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse later that afternoon when the guy started harassing some of our customers. He was begging for money for food. I sent the security officer outside to escort the guy from the property. I didn’t mind the guy hanging out in the lot all day until he was causing problems. The mental health patient refused to leave the parking lot and we had to call for police assistance. The police ended up taking the guy back to the hospital across the street. It’s not the first time we’ve had to contact the police when problems arise, and I’m sure it won’t be the last time either. When you deal with marijuana patients all day, there is bound to be a problem every once in a while.