A marijuana dispensary, marijuana cooperative, or marijuana club is a place where marijuana is legally sold for medical or recreational use. In the Netherlands these were known as “coffee shops”. In the United States however, they now exist mainly as an outlet for medical and recreational use.
Many of the marijuana dispensaries in the United States began as small “back-room” operations set up by individuals interested in providing marijuana to recreational users. Although the idea was that the product would be used by many people instead of by only a select group of users, as the industry developed and local laws began to change the industry began to face new challenges. In many areas local laws require marijuana dispensary owners to get a local business license before they can open a retail shop. This licensing process can often be confusing and difficult to complete, but it is becoming more widespread as local laws become stricter.Find additional information at Cannasseur Pueblo West.
Marijuana is still illegal under most state laws, but marijuana dispensary sales are starting to boom even in states where it is not yet legal. This is because many states are experimenting with regulating marijuana like alcohol and creating hybrid strains that may be less dangerous. Some of the hybrid varieties may already be on store shelves in some states, and some of those on store shelves have already been approved for use by qualified patients. These retailers face very similar challenges that traditional retailers face when dealing with customers outside of their state: dealing with local governments that want legalization for some but not for others; dealing with landlords who may evict customers; and dealing with violent criminals that may be looking to steal marijuana from the stores themselves.