Amoeba Records’ Berkeley location announced last year that they were looking to convert their jazz section into a marijuana dispensary (how fitting). They were denied the permit to do so last fall, but they’ve now been granted one to start “the most epic dispensary ever” according to a Facebook post by employee Debby Goldsberry.
The store is expected to open after a few months of planning and development by the Berkeley Compassionate Care Collective. The record store already has a medicinal marijuana doctor’s office, so now Bay Area folks can have their scrip written and get it filled in the same place (and maybe enhance their shopping/listening experience).
This comes after the Amoeba LA location in Hollywood announced that the space was sold, but they intend to stay for “several years” until the lease is up.
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— Amoeba Music (@amoebamusic) September 13, 2016
Perhaps the Berkley location can help them buy it back with the new revenue stream they have to look forward to.