What does “Dispensary” mean?

Dispensaries traditionally distribute medication and other medical supplies to anyone with a prescription. Cannabis dispensaries are quite similar, although they specifically dispense medical cannabis. While people use the term interchangeably with recreational cannabis storefronts, there's been a push toward differentiating between the two types of cannabis stores.

Example usage:

“This is my mom's first time inside a dispensary. She was nervous, but she's pleasantly surprised at how professional buying legal weed is.”


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