Article by Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Carl Clines, a soft-spoken entrepreneur in a white lab coat, owns California Alternative Caregivers, a marijuana dispensary on the second floor of a funky two-story office building on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice.
A banner hanging from the balcony announces “the oldest and most female-friendly collective in the city of Los Angeles.”
With only about 1,200 square feet, the dispensary is maze-like, with a reception area on one level and the cannabis display hidden in the back, up a short staircase.
Thursday evening, I dropped by to get a sense of how marijuana legalization, approved by a wide margin Tuesday, might change his life.
“A lot of people are calling,” he said. “They’re asking, ‘Are you letting people in now? Can anybody come in and buy weed?’ ”
The answer is no.