420 with CNW – How Marijuana Dispensaries Differ from Liquor Stores

August 14, 2020 07:30:00

Are you considering visiting a local marijuana dispensary for the first time? You may think that they don’t differ much from liquor stores, they are both retail establishments that sell a drug after all. Heck, cannabis advocates looking to legalize recreational marijuana said that once legalized, it would be taxed and regulated “in a manner similar to alcohol.” Adults 21 and over would ideally be able to stroll into a cannabis dispensary, grab whatever they need, and leave shortly, as they would in a liquor store. However, cannabis is a unique industry that’s unlike any other, and it differs from alcohol in several ways.

For starters, marijuana dispensaries are a lot more serious about the age limit. While you have to be 21 years old to buy alcohol from a retail establishment, liquor stores can be a little lax with their security. It’s not uncommon to see a young fella rifling through their pockets at the liquor store counter for a moment before sheepishly declaring that they left their ID at home but that they are definitely old enough. Dispensaries, on the other hand, require IDs even before you can walk in and many establishments…


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