I came to cannabis use as a middle-aged guy who had never tried weed once, but was interested in the medical benefits for my depression and insomnia.
Cornerstone was recommended by a co-worker, specifically because I didn't want to be in a place that made me feel too square or like I didn't belong.
The employees here are compassionate, intelligent, well informed, and extremely helpful. They have guided me to flowers, concentrates, and edibles that work for me, and give me the exact experience I want.
I've been to other dispensaries that feel like they're trying to be a night club or a party. That's fine for them, and I'm sure there are lots of people who don't mind that at all. For this first-time visitor who doesn't exactly feel like he's part of stoner culture, Cornerstone was the best, perfect place for me to go.
Also, they grow their own strains, so when I come across something I like (K5 and Black Triangle) I know that I can rely on it being the same strain, quality, and experience the next time I buy it there.
I trust the folks at Cornerstone, and I feel that they are a fantastic ideal for all budtenders to aspire to, especially as California welcomes recreational users into legality.