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Blue Sky Coffee Shop: Medical Marijuana Dispensary With A Menu

Marijuana might not be legal for general use in North America, but you would be surprised to learn just how big the marijuana industry is; and we're talking about those that are operating legally and even paying taxes on their products and services.

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The Blue Sky Coffee Shop, located in Oakland, California (also referred to in the pot industry as Oaksterdam) is one of these legal businesses in the marijuana industry, and it caters to those who have legal prescriptions to use the drugs for medical purposes. That being said, The Blue Sky Coffee Shop certainly makes the experience much more enjoyable than a typical visit to the pharmacy. For a start, there's a doorman to ensure that only those with legal prescriptions can enter; but that being said, parents are also allowed to bring their children who can wait in the front area of the café and enjoy selections from the drug-free menu. Meanwhile, those in need of a little high get taken into the back area of the coffee shop where they can choose from the marijuana menu which offers flavors and varieties like Casey-Jones, Bubble Gum, Deep Chunk x Strawberry Cough, Hindu Skunk, Jack the Ripper, Purple Kush, Querkle and White Widow. Those with a valid prescription can also leave with a doggie bag; a weed plant of their own so they don't need to return to the shop every time they need their fix.

The Blue Sky Coffee Shop isn't the only business taking advantage of the legal marijuana trade, but we can only imagine the businesses that would (or will) popup if legalization comes to fruition.

Comments
Sep 12, 2009
by Anonymous

One question

Why are the tips of the leaves cut off?

Sep 13, 2009
by Anonymous

A Slight Correction

Medical Cannabis in California is not sold to people with prescriptions. Doctors do not prescribe Cannabis, they recommend it.

Sep 13, 2009
by Anonymous

LOve to see expanded

Love to see expanded IF Feds etc OK Pot for Medical Uses alone.
Id be a Gold Mine IF done.

Services Id add:

o Coffee shop for Non Users.
o Entry Screening for Guests & Users.
o Outdoors, indoors Smoking Area
o dispense Pot pills & powder mix.
o Sell other Alt Medicines Legal.
o Smoothie Bar
o Juice Bar
o Bakery Area-NO Pot in baked goods unless for patient client.

Sep 13, 2009
by Anonymous

The leaves on lone-cuttings

The leaves on lone-cuttings are often trimmed down to reduce the transpiration of water until the [new] roots develop sufficiently.

Oct 5, 2009
by Anonymous

* Anyone (even kids) is

* Anyone (even kids) is allowed access to the Cafe in the front.
* Cafe guests/customers are not screened... Only those that have a Dr.'s rec can purchase medicinal cannabis in the back after the security verifies that your medicinal status is currently legal and up to date.
* It's {illegal} to smoke on-premises of any of the four Cannabis clubs in Oakland. Same rules apply as Tobacco. No smoking within a certain distance of doors, etc.
* THC gel caps are usually taken by patients that have motor difficulties, such as someone with severe pain, MS, etc. Marinol, a prescribed synthetic form of THC, which is found in Cannabis, is available from a Dr. It should be noted that patients report that using Cannabis in its natural form helps them more than the synthetic form.
* Blue Sky is a very small facility, but many other larger dispensaries/collectives in the area offer free holistic services, such as chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, etc.
* I believe they serve smoothies/juice in the front; they also have cereal, non-medicated cookies, cakes, etc. @ affordable prices