Shoppers Can Take A Sniff (modlin Said Sanitation Is His Pet Peeve At Old-school Dispensaries, Where Customers Shove Their Hands Into Open Jars Of Product).

On the other, open shelves and hooks hold a variety of products, including cannabis patches for pets. On custom-built wooden tables, cannabis Medical marijuana strains are displayed in clear circular containers dubbed “bud pods” with built-in magnifying glasses allowing for closer inspection. By pulling a small tab. shoppers can take a sniff (Modlin said sanitation is his pet peeve at old-school dispensaries, where customers shove their hands into open jars of product). Each pod is stealthily secured by a cable, like the laptops at an Apple store. The processing room, where gloved employees prepare orders from shelves of stainless steel bowls, is sheathed in clear glass similar to the open kitchens at trendy restaurants. “I have been in so many dispensaries, and you go into the back and there are bags of product on the floor and a used bong right next to it,” Modlin said. “That’s not the environment we want to create.” Retail analysts said weed entrepreneurs are embracing a strategy familiar to anyone who has spent $5 for a cup of coffee: it’s easy to persuade shoppers to spend more at a store with upscale ambiance. Creating an attractive retail experience will become increasingly vital as marijuana prices drop in coming years as more growers jump into the market. “I’m more inclined to go to a store that looks better,” said Ron Friedman, a retail expert at Marcum in Los Angeles.

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