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Luxury Cannabis Dispensaries Are Shedding the Industry Stigma - Cannabis News

Geared toward a welcoming professionalism, modern dispensaries aim to cultivate a community of knowledge and warmth.

When medicinal cannabis first became legal in 1996, the persistent social stigma surrounding the plant manifested itself throughout the legal market.

Some dispensaries employed a highly impersonal security screen between patients and budtenders, treating cannabis like a dangerous narcotic.

Others appropriated the countercultural impulse of cannabis's underground days with a "groovy" atmosphere that often seemed off-putting and inaccessible to the uninitiated. 

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