Dispensaries: Inaccessible and unwelcoming environments — Sonoma State Star – The university's student-run newspaper – Sonoma State Star

Cannabis dispensaries are making way for more freedom and an easier time buying weed but these products not being accessible in store only influence the discomfort it brings.

Medical, and now recreational, use of marijuana has been legal in the state of California since Nov. 2016. California joined Washington, Oregon and Colorado in decriminalizing the personal possession and use of marijuana when the majority of voters passed the “Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act,” also known as proposition 64. 

Although the legalization of recreational and medical use doesn’t give full protection against the federal law, it opens up many opportunities for the cannabis industry. Dispensaries have been popping up across the state since, making weed accessible to the public. It is super easy to get marijuana products nowadays, yet some still get worried and uncomfortable when they step into certain dispensaries. 

Nico Schwartz, a fourth year early childhood development major at Sonoma State University said, “I don’t go into many dispensaries because of how intimidating they can be. I am a generally shy person and having to go up to someone behind a glass instead of getting to shop around myself makes it difficult for me to want to learn about

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