LOWER EAST SIDE - New space is going to be open on Orchard Street by pot activists that will seek to provide information, educational resources and apparel to locate the stoners - and hopefully help de-stigmatize marijuana use on the east coast in the process.
An online platform offering information on nearby doctors and dispensaries, marijuana strains and other weed-related news and lifestyle tips, will unfurl a storefront at 150 Orchard St. this winter it will serve as office, information station and swag shop for the brand.
But it’s a completely clear operation. In fact, most of the visitors may be disappointed to find no any herb or interesting glass trinkets available in the shosp.
Weedmap president, Chris Beals, said, “I think there are a lot of people who are disappointed when they came to know about it from educational point of view, but it is what it is.
Beal said, “The shop may contain the glass bongs and pipes for sale on the display to showcase their craftman ship, but it is not up for sale. Resources provided by the operation would instead come in the form of educational pamphlets on Cannabinoids and T-shirts advertising the weedmaps brand.
As compared to the group’s home state of California, pot is still a controversial topic in the New York city, he explained, and weedmaps wants to help dismantle the stigma behind it by shedding light on the plant and the diverse industry surrounding it.
Despite of the fact that how long has marijuana been around us, people still don’t understand a lot of aspects of it and there is a hunger for information, Beal said. And it is a very important thing for people to know the fact that the marijuana industry is comprised of different business, from tech companies to the law firms.