High Notes: Cannabis Is A Complement To Many Small Businesses

Cannabis goes well with a lot of things - and small business, it seems, is no exception.

Here are some surprising indie retail/weed pairings guaranteed to make you super jealous - when's your town gonna get its own marijuana ice-cream parlour, anyway?

Amoeba Music

Amoeba Music has operated record stores in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood since 1990 - but tough times for the industry have forced them seek greener, less-conventional pastures. Amoeba's Dave Prinz tells The Daily Californian they're looking at moving stock out of the jazz room to lease it to a medical dispensary.

"We need supplemental income. That's the real truth. This helps keep us open and enables us to do some amazing shit," Prinz said. He added that weed culture "fits in with what we do"

Gas and Grass

According to news reports, Native Roots will open up two Gas and Grass locations in Colorado Springs that sell....exactly what the name says. Gas and Grass will have all the snacks, fuel, and essentials of a normal gas station - only with the addition of medical marijuana for patients with a card. Perfect for those who like burning both quality herb and non-renewable natural resources. Just don't toke and drive, OK?

Triple Sick Skin

Modify your body and your mind at the same time at a tattoo/piercing shop that doesn't exactly sell weed, but will help you access it legally. In addition to custom body art, Triple Sick Skin "proudly offers a free consultation and application centre where people can get educated and apply for a membership to a highly reputable medical cannabis dispensary called the Green Rhino, operating out of Vancouver, BC," according to co-owner Tony Theos.

Mile High Ice Cream

In a match-up certainly devised by magical, wish-granting stoner fairies, this medicated ice cream store retails its creamy, delicious offerings throughout Colorado. Mile High's ice cream maker in chief was once employed by a nationally-renowned ice cream chain, and applies those tricks of the trade to Mile High's infused product. A dream come true for sweet-toothed cannabis fans.


Most people know that to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car is very dangerous — not just for the driver and passengers, but for anyone else sharing the road. For cannabis consumers, however, understanding levels of impairment is not so straightforward. To date, there is not yet a technology used by law enforcement that can accurately detect cannabis impairment similar to alcohol breathalyzers.

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