Amoeba Records opens marijuana dispensary, Hi-Fidelity, to boost business
A Hi-fidelity marijuana dispensary is now open in the form of Amoeba Records.
According to Billboard, iconic record store Amoeba Records has opened a cannabis dispensary at their Berkley, California store.
Marijuana and music form a beautiful marriage, so why not combine them to be located in the same location, next to each other?
You can buy all sorts of marijuana goodies at Hi-Fidelity, and then pop into Amoeba Records next door to pick up a record you can enjoy on your trip. It’s the perfect way to boost business in the tough market of record sales.
Amoeba co-founders Marc Weinstein and Dave Prinz sparked the idea for the dispensary in 2012, when sales were evidently declining at the Berkley storefront.
In the words of Weinstein: “Music, in some ways, is such an uplifting product for humans and we thought weed is just another inspirational product that we can get behind with our hearts and souls.”
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After applying for the dispensary permit and gaining the mayor’s approval, the shop was granted its permit in 2016. Pot activity Debby Goldsberry expressed her excitement at the time: “We are planning the most epic dispensary ever at the Amoeba location on Telegraph. The dispensary will go where the jazz room is now. My mind is kind of blown right now!”
Last month they had a soft launch, which the mayor attended. The dispensary is right next door to Amoeba, occupying the former jazz and classical room which was converted into a separate building. If all goes well, Weinstein believes it will generate $10 million gross per year.
Hi-Fidelity Curator Chris Garcia has big plans for the dispensary, saying: “We’re trying to make this the best dispensary in the state of California. We want to be a full spectrum cannabis dispensary. A hemporium, if you will, where we have everything from pet products to flower.”
Hi-Fidelity Marijuana dispensary is sure to be highly lucrative.