MedMen Opens Marijuana Store on ‘The Coolest Block in America’

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June 09, 2018

GQ Magazine called Abbot Kinney “the coolest block in America.” It just got cooler.

MedMen, the most recognized cannabis brand in the world with stores in Beverly Hills and New York’s Fifth Avenue, opened its newest store on Venice’s Abbot Kinney Boulevard on June 9.

With banks of news media cameras surrounding the storefront, MedMen co-founders, Adam Bierman and Andrew Modlin, cut the ribbon. They were flanked by U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu, California State Senator Ben Allen, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer and celebrity Rosario Dawson. Lines of customers waited to enter the store.

Lieu, whose district includes Abbot Kinney, welcomed customers and greeted the press. It marked the first known time an active U.S. congressman was featured in the grand opening of a marijuana dispensary.

“I’m a big supporter of MedMen. It’s the second store in my district and I’ve always been a big supporter of cannabis legalization,” said Lieu. “In Washington D.C., I have been a coauthor of numerous bills to legalize marijuana, to decriminalize it and to make sure that we can have federal banking for cannabis related transactions.”

MedMen Abbot Kinney is the company’s thirteenth store nationwide. Abbot Kinney Boulevard, in the heart of beachfront town Venice, is one of the trendiest shopping districts in Los Angeles. Forbes calls Abbot Kinney “quintessential LA.”

“We are standing in front of a marijuana store among some of the most popular restaurants and shops in a major American city, in one of the most popular shopping destinations in the world,” Bierman said. “This is what mainstreaming marijuana looks like.”

Read what others are saying about MedMen Abbot Kinney:

Rep. Ted Lieu, MedMen Make History in Venice (Leafly)

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Cannabis Comes to Abbot Kinney (The Argonaut)

Cannabis Has Officially Arrived in the Realm of Luxury Wellness (Quartz)

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