1. The design of Park Range Recreationals pays homage to the local hunting scene of Oak Creek, Colorado. Designed by The High Road Design Studio, this dispensary features a modern open floor plan, high ceilings, hickory floors, detailed photography of their flower, and tall windows to let in that natural sunshine. Park Range Recreationals’ flower is displayed discreetly in stainless steel canisters along the back wall, which employees use a library-style ladder to get to. Their product is also showed off on flat-screen TVs displaying information about individual strains.
2. Paper & Leaf, of Bainbridge Island, Washington, embraces a chic modern rustic design, courtesy of Johnson Squared Architecture. Paper & Leaf’s interior is open and minimalistic, embellished with vintage light bulbs dangling from elongated wires. The dispensary is furnished with a 12’ long oak table, tilted the “discovery station,” containing iPads programmed to help customers find the medical solution right for them. The large white walls are decorated with geometric wooden display cases, charmingly illuminating Paper & Leaf’s merchandise.
3. One of New York’s first dispensaries is coming in hot and stylish, thanks to the famously sustainable architect, Bruce Hampton. Columbia Care’s interior design is medical and sterile meets modern and trendy. The entrance of Columbia Care contains a front desk resembling that of an upscale doctor’s office. There is a waiting area, featuring simplistic, contemporary furniture facing a wall covered with educational medical descriptions of the dispensary and its merchandise. The entirety of the dispensary is covered with white marble floors, furnished with white plastic/wooden tables containing tablets meant for educating patients.
4. The McBride Company’s interior design work for Pineapple Express, of Los Angeles, CA, is our personal favorite. This dispensary’s design reflects that of a state-of-the-art Hawaiian resort. Pineapple Express’s interior pushes the envelope in that it isn’t just beautiful—it is so extraordinarily planned and designed that it succeeds in generating a unique branded retail experience… revolutionary in the medical marijuana industry. The unconventional embellishment lining the dispensary’s walls and ceilings feature artistic wooden structures, giant images of greenery, and an illuminated 3D pineapple sculpture. The shop’s product is encased in a funky wooden structure resembling a modern-day bookcase, perpendicular to a long table lined with electronic tablets designed to help customers make their purchase. The brand’s unique take on the industry could help revolutionize the old stigmatized view of marijuana in our country—we hope that Pineapple Express will get to live out their dream of going national!
Until next time.