We’re living in a “green rush” era in the United States. The cannabis industry is growing at an exponential rate as more and more states loosen up their tight laws against cannabis use for either medicinal or recreational sale. Although the negative stigma surrounding this medicinal plant is still firmly rooted, businesses are seeking to give cannabis the professional face it deserves. The stoner image will have to move aside and make room for a new way of interacting with weed in the legal market. This is a collection of legal cannabis dispensary design interiors across the country with great design and a professional atmosphere.
Ajoya’s mission was “to transform the way people experience shopping for cannabis”. The rebranded cannabis dispensary enlisted the professional help of Roth Sheppard Architects to transform their retail store into a memorable experience for customers. Ajoya, located in Louisville, Colorado, has a minimalist contemporary interior that will remain fresh in style for years to come. The open layout is designed to help customers receive one-on-one attention, feel comfortable browsing the displays, and allow transparency into the cannabis plant on-site cultivation.
This is a 3D rendering of the interior design concept for a future chain of cannabis shops called Mystic Pineapple. The McBride Company is the creative force behind the project. They have successfully created a space that feels comforting, clean, and safe. At the same time, the design maintains a cheerful vibe with features like fun seating, creative use of light, and an uplifting color palette.
The interior of Dispensary 33, located in Chicago, has a modern and welcoming style with an artistic flair. Perimeter Architects used an ample amount of wood and white surfaces to give a clean contemporary feel. Linsey Rosen designed the large wall murals showing different growth stages of the cannabis plant (produced by Make + Co) and a custom fabric wall panel made to look like rolling papers in an ombre style displays “33”.
Photography by Mike Schwartz
Sand Studios designed the interior and exterior facade of Sparc (San Francisco Patient and Resource Center), a dispensary in San Francisco, California. There is a strong sense of calmness from Sparc’s design, which may be attributed to the prominent use of horizontal lines and solid black and white surfaces with the only pattern coming from the natural wood. Sparc’s interior was the winner of the 19th Annual Will Ching Design Competition.
While legal in New York, the restrictions for cannabis dispensaries are still very tight. In fact, Columbia Care is Manhattan’s first and only dispensary. The sleek modern look leans towards the sterile side of things. The feeling is enhanced when patients have to pass through two security checkpoints before coming into contact with employees. It’s also interesting to note that this dispensary only sells tinctures, there is no actual bud in this clean, white space.
I’d be crazy not to mention Silverpeak, located in Aspen, Colorado. Silverpeak has been getting plenty of attention from the press for their interior designed by Tanagram Design. The team at Tanagram also handles branding on top of architecture, interior design, and furniture design. I believe this is why the whole experience at Silverpeak can be perceived as being so cohesive. Silverpeak successfully brings the atmosphere of high-end retail to the legal cannabis industry.
Stained Glass, Inc.
Located in Colorado Springs, Stained Glass, Inc. strives for organic connoisseur cannabis. The modern interior is cohesive with its brand design. The layout of this space is different from most dispensaries in that it is separated into a lobby and sales floor section. Instead of aiming to get customers in and out, each patient receives personalized attention in the sales floor area. Floating wood panels with the company’s logo greet you at the lobby and transcend a wall into the sales floor. From both locations, patients can view the product being grown organically. Stained Glass Inc. features transparency and warmth in their design.