Photo: TruMed Dispensary in Phoenix, Arizona. (Megan Stone/The High Road Design Studio)
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If Proposition 64 passes in California, legalizing recreational marijuana, where will you buy your pot? How about high-end dispensaries that are part of the "green rush" of pot-themed businesses? DnA looks at how the cannabis industry is using product and interior design to draw new customers and change its image.
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