Trending: Criminals Target Kansas City Marijuana Dispensaries

There's a longstanding debate over marijuana decriminalization and rising crime.

Conservative law enforcement officials will argue a correlation. Meanwhile advocates cite studies arguing that cannabis dispensaries don't have a negative affect on surrounding neighborhoods.

Meanwhile, in bigger & better cities crime around weed dispensaries has spiked. 

Here's a peek at the local trend this week . . .

"Thieves broke into a dispensary near 62nd and Troost and another dispensary near Bannister and Marion Park Drive. Suspects broke into a third dispensary near 72nd and Prospect. Metro Property Crimes detectives are following leads and reviewing surveillance video."

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Kansas City police investigating 3 medical marijuana dispensary burglaries

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Kansas City police are investigating three break-ins at medical marijuana dispensaries so far this year. Investigators believe two of the burglaries could be connected. The state of Missouri has a lengthy list of security requirements for medical marijuana dispensaries.