North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens for business Friday in a Fargo mini-mall, two years after voters took matters into their own hands to legalize the drug for treatment.

Patients who visit The Botanist will find themselves walking into a room that has the feel of a spa or salon, with wood floors, two large display cases illuminated by hanging lights and shelves with flower pots and artificial seeds hanging out the sides of empty jugs.

The back of the space features a so-called “living wall” of leaves, plants and moss behind the check-out area.

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Dave Kolpack ~ Associated Press

 

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