I met some non-violent marijuana dealers in my cab when I drove livery.
They didnt SEEM very non-violent.
In fact they seemed pretty nasty and all business and if you took their customers you were gonna get hurt.
Can confirm. I had an office in downtown San Francisco when they legalized dope. One dealer opened a “dispensary” right in my office building. I couldn’t believe it. He had a hand blown off from who knows what. All kinds of doper riff raff showed up in my building and I bailed out of there eventually after I caught one red handed trying to steal my fax machine.
That’s a little too close to home.
Dont blame you for getting out.
I can’t say that the heavy end users I know are very dangerous.
But they are burned out and in the clouds and some have had children with very severe neurological issues.