Medical marijuana stores impact neighborhoods in Denver no more than coffee shops, study says

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Even in Los Angeles, where dispensaries have flourished for years, police-department studies showed that banks were about four times more likely to be targeted than dispensaries. (According to the FBI, there were 170 bank robberies in Denver in 2011 -- a number far higher than the total for dispensary robberies.)

Some argue that crime actually decreases around medical marijuana centers, in part due to the increased security-camera surveillance, as well as security guards at some shops.

William Breathes has visited his fair share of neighborhood dispensaries -- some more upscale than others. Check out some of his recent reviews below.

Medical marijuana dispensary review: Cross Genetics in Denver Medical marijuana dispensary review: Mile High Medical Cannabis in Denver Medical marijuana dispensary review: Universal Herbs in Denver

More from our Marijuana archive: "NORML coming up with drug-testing guidance to protect employees" and "Marijuana advertising lawsuit's call for injunction rejected, but case isn't dead yet."

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