>> Hundreds of customers lining up this week outside the MedMen dispensary in West Hollywood. As California is now the sixth US state to permit the sale of cannabis products of all kinds. Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson visited the MedMen operation. And says the store has the look and feel of a sleek cutting edge technology boutique.
>> I've been to medical marijuana shops before and they look, they had bars on the door, they had security guards. And this one looks a lot more like a Starbucks or an Apple store. They had some glass pieces, it has some products that look like perfume or soap, it's very designed for a legitimate retail market.
>> Los Angeles has yet to issue permits to dispensaries, so stores in West Hollywood like MedMen. Which officially opened its doors at 10 AM on Tuesday, have become the go to weed shops for LA residents.>> We were in line for an hour and a half. And I think it's great that I'm able to come in and do this today.
It's a great day.>> The marijunana market in California, which boasts the world's sixth largest economy. Is expected to generate at least $1 billion a year in tax revenue.