Category Archives: dispensaries

Classing Up Cannabis: Designing A Dispensary For An Ideal Customer Experience

Editors Note: Welcome to our newest bi-weekly column, Classing Up Cannabis. Consider this your go-to spot for fluid, applicable advice regarding the image, design, marketing, and branding of your cannabis business. Right now, most of the content in the cannabis zeitgeist neglects to highlight or speak to the minds behind businesses—you know, those fueling the […]

6 Simple Ways to Make Your Dispensary More Trans-Friendly

As a nonbinary trans person who uses gender-neutral pronouns, I face the world of cissexism and transphobia every day. I am almost always misgendered, or identified as the wrong gender, whether I’m walking down the street, buying groceries, or at the doctor’s office. When I do decide to correct strangers, I’m usually walking into a […]

Characteristics of a Reputable Cannabis Dispensary

Brick-and-mortar dispensaries have evolved considerably since the early days of Dutch coffeeshops and private patient collectives in California. Nowadays, storefronts exist across many cities in North America and abroad, taking the cannabis retail experience to the mainstream consumer. When you first step through the door of a dispensary, you should have a good idea of […]

ND medical cannabis market inches onward as state hands out first patient cards

North Dakota has begun issuing medical marijuana cards to patients and caregivers, which marks another step forward as the state has spent nearly two years setting up a regulated distribution system for the MMJ market. Voters in the state approved medical cannabis in November 2016. Here are the basics surrounding the situation: North Dakota’s health department […]

Best in State: The Top Cannabis Locations, Products, and Activities in Nevada in 2018

Our Best in State series spotlights the top cannabis dispensaries, companies, products, and activities in the largest cannabis markets in 2018. There are too many amazing cannabis companies in Nevada, which is a good problem to have if you’re compiling a list like this. The trouble is in attempting to narrow it down. It’s a […]

Patients Line Up for Dispensary Openings in Iowa

Medical marijuana patients lined up outside Iowa’s first dispensaries on Saturday morning, eager to finally access the medicine legally in the Hawkeye State. Dispensaries opened in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Sioux City, Windsor Heights, and Waterloo. MedPharm is manufacturing all of the state’s legal cannabis products, which include capsules, tinctures, and creams. No cannabis flower, concentrates, […]

Put the ‘Happy’ in Your Holiday Season With These Harvest of Arizona Deals

Stock up this holiday season with these can’t-miss deals from Harvest’s many dispensary locations in Arizona! Take advantage of their Black Friday deals and build up your stash as you wait to see what Santa brings you this year. Harvest’s Black Friday Deals Door Busters: FREE Stuffin’ Muffin by Sublime for the first 100 patients […]

In Massachusetts, First Legal Cannabis Sales ‘Felt Like Clockwork’

NORTHAMPTON, MA — Despite chilly temperatures and bouts of freezing rain, operators at New England Treatment Access (NETA) are declaring the first day of adult-use cannabis sales in Massachusetts a true success. RELATED STORY Massachusetts Cannabis Stores Open: Leafly’s Live Coverage Customers have been steady all day, necessitating long outdoor lines that sometimes stretched multiple […]

Massachusetts Recreational Cannabis Sales Cleared for Launch

This story has been updated. More than two years after Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis in the state, regulators have officially given the OK for retail stores to open their doors next week. The Northampton store has announced it will open for adult-use sales on Tuesday. Two shops—New England Treatment Access (NETA), in Northampton, and Cultivate, […]

Cathedral City Just Opened SoCal’s First Legal Consumption Lounge

The issue with legalization in California—and many other adult-use states—is that there aren’t many places to legally consume cannabis in public. Many argue this is what makes “legalization” a scam: how is weed legal if you can only consume it in your home without consequence? One Southern California desert community is providing a solution to this […]