MedMen Temporarily Closes All Stores and Corporate Office
Announced in an email to employees and confirmed by several sources and the company’s Twitter account, MedMen is temporarily closing its retail stores, as well as its corporate office. This, according to a post on Marijuana Moment, comes after several MedMen stores were looted recently, during the nationwide protests that have taken place over the last week. The email says the move is to “protect the safety of [MedMen] employees.”
In the memo obtained by Marijuana Moment, MedMen starts by citing damage caused to their DTLA, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood locations. The email goes on to condemn the “criminal activity” of looters and non-peaceful protesters. “We do not know what goes through the mind of those that would promote violence or destruction…,” the memo states. And while the statement to employees goes on to also condemn the acts of police last week and the “violence and injustice perpetrated against the Black community,” MedMen’s position is in contrast to several other cannabis business owners who experienced looting and property damage.
For example, the rapper Berner, owner of Cookies, a popular L.A. dispensary that suffered losses, put out a statement saying, “It’s extremely unfortunate what happened to our store tonight on Melrose. But as a human living in the world we’re living in today, I cannot expect anything less until justice is served. We can rebuild our store, but you cannot bring someone back to life.”