Edinburgh cannabis cafe has main window smashed in alleged vandalism

The owner of a cannabis cafe in the Capital has been left devastated after vandals appear to have smashed the front window of his business.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 4:45 pm

Staff at Vitality and Kynd in 14 Leven Street, were horrified to find large cracks in the cafe’s front window when they arrived at the premises to open up for business on Tuesday morning.

Owner Jas Nottay said he fears the damage has been caused by vandals and suspects it was a “targeted attack” given the business’s links to cannabis products.

Speaking to Edinburgh Evening News he said: “It seems we have become the target of some vandalism.

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Staff at Vitality and Kynd in 14 Leven Street arrived at the premises on Tuesday morning to find the front window had been smashed picture: supplied

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"I have heard through the grapevine that there are apparently some people who are disgruntled about what it is that we do, so it may well be a personal attack.”

The cafe serves hemp coffees and other hot drinks infused with legal cannabis products and baked goods including muffins, cookies and brownies made using hemp and CBD oil.

Mr Nottay said the coffee shop had to temporarily close while staff assessed the damage, which is believed to have been caused in the early hours of the morning.

Mr Nottay hopes the window will be fixed by tomorrow picture: supplied

It resumed its takeaway service from the shop’s hatch window shortly after the property was deemed safe to work in.

Fortunately nothing was stolen in the incident, but police have been made aware.

Mr Nottay added: “It’s just a real shame to see something like this, especially with local businesses suffering in such difficult times.”

A police spokesman said officers were received a report of damage to the window of a premises on Leven Street and enquiries are at a very early stage.

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