The new business has been in the works for six years.
The pot shop is located directly adjacent to the record store, in a space that once housed Amoeba's classical and jazz room. It's the culmination of a six-year process that involved sorting out thorny legal and construction issues—for one, a pair of titanium security doors, built at the request of local law enforcement, cost $50,000.
Amoeba cofounders Marc Weinstein and David Prinz hope Hi-Fidelity will boost business at the record store, while offering a similarly relaxed shopping experience. Depending on how things go, they may consider trying to open dispensaries at other Amoeba locations.
"Music, in some ways, is such an uplifting product for humans," Weinstein said to Billboard. "And we thought, weed is just another inspirational product that we can get behind with our hearts and souls."