Montel Williams Medical Cannabis store to be the Nieman Marcus of Marijuana?

Remember when you bought your marijuana from a shady character on the street.   Many people across the country still do…

Well that’s the rest of the country, this is Sacramento.

Here in state capitol, you may be offered a bit of brie as you look through the  vast  selection of cannabis, light jazz fills the room with soothing music.  

Want to grow your own? need advice and supplies ?     gotcha covered.  The largest do yourself  store,in the country., some call he Wal Mart Superstore of Weed .   You can buy seedlings, lamps and more. The store is filled with professionals here who can help you with your every question.

Montel Williams has opened a medical cannabis dispensary in Midtown.   William’s,a long standing  medical marijuana advocate .

In a press conference , he spoke of his own treatments for multiple scleriosis and why he turned to marijuana to alleviate near-constant neurological pain.    ” I found the prescription drugs nearly shut down my kidneys”   I found a doctor who suggested that he try medical marijuana for the effects on his progressive multiple scleriosis.  After smoking pot, he claims his well being inproved.

The midtown store “Abatin Wellness Cooperative” will not have plants of display.  What patents will see are Mahogany would counter, marble countertops.  A flat screen will playing a marijuana documentary narrated by Mr Williams.

Patients needs to have permits and papers, they will meet with a counselor every time they come in for medicine.

His goal is to shake up the industry. He wants to end the cottage industry of medical pot doctors,who he says ink referrals with no regard for patients; discontinued the silly naming of cannabis strains and stop people from using rolling papers ” if they’re smoking blunts with Tobacco, “I’m sorry, homey, but I’m going to get you off that”

Ultimately, he aspires to be a  pot pioneer who changes how the world view marijuana, which is bound to inspire and also ruffle feathers. He’s already done so here in Sacramento by opening shop.

Feathers are ruffled…..

Some fear his celebrity status will hurt other centers.      Others question wheather he should be allowed to operates a dispensary in the city which  has a moratorium on new clubs and an ordinance disallowing transfer of ownership.

Mr Williams say’s he is simply “consulting” at Abatin, and that Aundre Speciale who owned the club remains on as “executive director

The new Abatin was the former home of the Capital Wellness Cooperative. (the permit was transferred from Capital to Abatin)   A group of five vendors came to the dispensary opening day to inquire about what they claim is thousands of dollars owed for marijuana provided to Capital.

Mickey Martin who owns medical-cannabis consulting firm, T-Comp in the Bay Area says he is owed $20,000 from Capitol Wellness and that Abatin is in violation of Sacramento’s ordinance, which states that any dispensary that closes for more than 30 days will have its permit revoked.

In Sacramento, One Toke over the line has new meaning


Sources include; Sacramento Bee, Sacramento News and Review, Wanton blog

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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