head shop

noun

Definition of head shop 

: a shop specializing in articles (such as hashish pipes and roach clips) of interest to drug users

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In 1970, the units were occupied by a doctor, a professional photographer and a struggling head shop, which had the lone hanging sign in the front of the store. Dennis Sullivan, Daily Southtown, "Hayman-Hawkins building, link to lost downtown Chicago Heights, coming down," 11 June 2018 In that era, Lang ran a head shop in the Grove, The Head Shop South, with the usual bongs and fetishistic images of Timothy Leary. Tom Austin, miamiherald, "Hendrix and Zappa once rocked Miami. Today's pop culture is an epic leap away.," 29 June 2018 Rich Murphy, who directs the program, learned about cannabis after working part-time at a Denver head shop in 2003. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Medical Marijuana: Can vets grow their own medicine?," 28 June 2018 Craig Hennesy, 49, was caught up in a rare crackdown on head shops spearheaded by the county Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. Sam Wood, Philly.com, "Pa. pipe shop owner sentenced for selling pot paraphernalia," 10 May 2018 American fans grow their own plants from seeds, which can be purchased along with the actual plant and extracts online or in head shops, according to the men's publication MEL magazine. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "What you need to know about kratom as the feds crack down on the herbal supplement," 31 May 2018 In the store, a group looks around what could pass for a posh hotel spa rather than a hippie-era head shop. Jen Christensen, CNN, "Come aboard the cannabus: More seniors taking trips to get weed," 27 Apr. 2018 States are enacting laws to ban the sale of fake urine, which retails for about $17 to $40 in head shops, truck stops and on the Internet, and is easy to purchase. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Why Cleveland is on the front lines of legal battle against opioid makers," 9 Apr. 2018 His head shop in San Francisco’s Mission District, Joynt Ventures, doubled as a rehearsal studio for local bands. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, "Outlaw biker and counterculture artist Allan “Gut” Terk dies," 14 Feb. 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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