On a recent morning in Washington Square Park, vendors in the indie weed trade were busy opening shop. They set up card tables to display their offerings, which included pre-rolled joints and candy-colored edibles, and unfolded camp chairs and rainbow beach umbrellas in preparation for the long day ahead. Some mumbled, “Pre-rolls, pre-rolls,” to parkgoers who paused nearby, while others sat back and let their wares speak for themselves.
His presence is part of a dramatic shift in the area’s pot trade. The park has long been host to a robust marijuana business, but the past year has seen a growing number of proprietors present their products like vendors at a street bazaar. Some days, more than a dozen offer everything from buds to blunts to brownies right out in the open, forming an outer ring around the park’s famous fountain.
have to admit it's still a little jarring to see how things have changed here.