James Gandolfini — High Curious

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James Gandolfini got a taste of L.A. beach life yesterday … by moseying through a Venice pot shop.

The medical marijuana dispensary — The Farmacy — is almost as famous as Muscle Beach, and gets a lot more traffic.  Tons of celebs are among the clientele.

A source close to James tells us … James and his buddy had never been inside a marijuana shop, so they cruised in and window shopped.  We”re told James doesn”t have a medical marijuana card, so weed was off-limits, but he spent time perusing the holistic aisles and left without buying anything.

He should check out that methadone clinic in Bev Hills.  It”s fabulous!