Medical marijuana shops make big profits. Bring a gun.

As it turns out, potentially nasty people with guns aren’t all that far up the medical marijuana food chain.

At the shop, investigators found spreadsheets showing sales over 10 months totaled $3.17 million, according to the affidavit, with $2.47 million “cash on hand.” Paperwork indicated that a silent partner, a convicted drug dealer named John M. Walker, controlled the shop and six others in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Another raid on Walker’s property uncovered handguns and assault rifles.

a) Why is a convicted drug dealer allowed to control medical marijuana stores?

b) Tell me again so I can understand it, what do AKs and bags of cash have to do with being “compassionate caregivers”?