The market for CBD products is booming. Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating marijuana plant extract is pioneering a new wave of recreational medicine. It’s a health-enhancing phenomenon, known for its proprietary healing elements.
Still, statewide legalization of cannabis progresses slowly. Long-reigning American pharmaceutical industry benefactors fear unpredictable market disruption.
Multiple states, including California, Colorado, and Arizona, have made the legal list. Dispensaries nationwide vie for dominance. The race to modernize, accessorize and personalize offerings, chronicles extraordinary accounts of dispensaries enhancing cannabis consumer journey.
1. Level Up
Arizona’s “Level Up” flaunts immaculate ultra-modern architecture within its walls. First glance, it speaks sophistication, with a soothing ambiance that instantly tempers the nerves.
This Scottsdale-based dispensary is the premier cannabis destination for premium quality grades in Arizona. With horizontally aligned glass display cabinets, it adopted from that of a deluxe jewelry boutique; it vogues the quintessential design. Still, invigorating aroma permeates the atmosphere as Level Up mesmerize visitors with a sensational exhibition of the purest medicinal cannabis.
Making claims to influential success in the cannabis business, California’s MedMen, which operates multiple dispensaries, is as accessible as Apple networks.
Its numerous sites etched along the boulevards of West Coast cities, boasts a minimalist decor. While the likeness of quaint boutiques dampens enthusiasm, MedMen manages a transparent production. The Los Angeles-based holding expanded operations to include three New York locations. With its breakout prescription dispensary booming on Fifth Avenue, they launched two more shops. The third, called “The New York City shop” utilizes intelligent touchscreen menus and tasteful twenty-first-century packaging. They’re the grandeur bringing balance to the facades of minimalist displays, a captivating plafond showcasing gothic brickwork, and modest white walls.
3. Dispensary 33
A destination admired for its sense of artistry, Dispensary 33 in Chicago sets the mood for heavy doses of nostalgia.
Its walls boast magnificent artwork of sentimental line-drawn murals, contouring every inch of the cannabis herb in essence. A model that exemplifies a balance of form and function; its strategically positioned hexagonal display boxes blend nicely with light hardwood floor. The combination complements the soft-tone wood counter display and receptionist desk perfectly. Natural light peers through wide open windows embraced by the clutches of robust white-themed brickwork. This dispensary stays lit all day and closes about seven at night.
Another modern addition, Brooklyn’s Citiva is the city’s first medical cannabis dispensary. It sits just seconds from Barclays Center. Light from fluorescent diodes bounces off the natural, white glass-like background. Two decorative light fixtures reach down to illuminate the smooth, white receptionist counter. It coordinates well with matching white display cabinet. Citiva keeps to a rich neoclassical decorum, with friendly vest-wearing pharmacists, while ensuring maximum satisfaction for vapers. Most of its offering is CBD level since New York is yet to revise cannabis law restrictions. Still, Citiva extends an incredible selection of premium CBD products.
The state requires identification for patrons purchasing exclusive CBD products from this dispensary. Besides spontaneous window shopping, buying branded merchandise or bottled water, every consumer needs a state-issued medical license.
A gem etched on the bustling streets of downtown Portland, Oregon’s Serra is a dispensary unlike any other. Its placement of transparent triangular cases embosomed in immaculate wood furnishings is breathtaking.
The playful decor entertains guests with its splendor of shapes that provokes the imagination. Sky-high ceilings, immaculate tilework, Edison bulbs, letterpress stationery, and matte black structure make the perfect mood enhancers. Its gallery-like facades serve as a monument, with inscriptions of various marijuana strains and colors. Cannabis samples carefully preserved and displayed, Serra-Downtown provides museum-level service.
A sought-after purveyor, Louisville’s “Ajoya” found in Colorado State features a futuristic design. Apple’s snow-white color scheme lends inspiration to its smart, full-service, space pod-like counter design. The stylish, matching, white bar stools complement the layout sublimely. They’ve also integrated an elaborate cannabis library with built-in refrigerators and drawers behind the bar. It's a vast open-source gallery of marijuana buds. Above the gallery is an on-screen display menu, which includes various offerings. Colorful lights and glittering ceiling gives life to its pitch black plafond.
With hints of black blended into the counter’s design, a dark ceiling sets the tone for a picturesque decor.
7. NETA - New England Treatment Access
Finding a home for NETA proved trying. After a three-year-long dispute, NETA purveyors won the right to make the former Brookline Bank premises its new headquarters. Franz Joseph Untersee, a prominent Swiss-American architect, designed this immaculate building. His masterpieces adorn the interiors of many Roman Catholic cathedrals.
Inside NETA, robust pillars tower to buttress its skyish blue domed ceiling. The ceiling mixes with the multitone stone floor elegantly. It’s a luminous setting with high arched glass windows, providing sufficient lighting.
A traditionalist, Oregon’s Farma, based in Portland, takes a clinical approach to its design.
The dispensary boasts impressionable white walls that harmonize well with dimly lit fluorescent diodes to provide adequate lighting. They’ve added minimalist accents, including a lush green cross, sprouting real plants. A lone light fixture extends from above to lend its shine to a quiet waiting area. A pair of white chairs with low backrest and supporting armrest, facing a wooden table brings function to the decor. They fit perfectly on a modest, round rug. Three low-profile blue bar stools spread gracefully along the smooth L-shaped counter. Farma provides professional, yet homely hospitality.
9. Barbary Coast
The illusion of luxury hotel hospitality consumes those entering “Barbary Coast” in San Francisco.
Its interior structures model vintage exposed brick walls. A single line control barrier partitions the counter, and quiet lounge area bequeathed tasteful upholstered leather coaches. Its hardwood midfloor boasting elegant ornamental Persian rugs. This Californian dispensary truly knows hospitality. Their customized cocktail lists-inspired menus are the cutest.
A worthy destination to experience a one-of-a-kind canna