The following feature appears in the August 2017 issue of NYLON.
At the time of this writing, only seven states (California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, and Alaska) and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use in the United States. In my opinion, this puts our country way behind in the global movement to legalize marijuana, and when (not if) it catches up, one of the many benefits will be the rise of well-curated dispensaries.
Case in point: On my most recent trip to Canada (which, FYI, just became one of the first G20 countries to legalize cannabis!), I felt like I was stepping into the future when I stumbled into 1066 Toronto. From the outside, it looked like any trendy apothecary shop I’d find in Brooklyn, but it wasn’t until I ventured inside that I realized it was actually a marijuana dispensary. I was shocked. The only other dispensaries I’ve been to are in Los Angeles, and had intimidating security guards, white walls, no music playing, and girls selling marijuana behind glass counters while an old fan breezes back and forth. 1066 is nothing of the sort.
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