Diego Pellicer’s design is unlike any other retail store you’ve seen and Architectural Digest has some kind words to back it up.
With each passing year, it seems the societal taboos around marijuana are slowly fading into thin air. Consider, for example, the following fact: According to a recent Gallup Poll, support for cannabis legalization in the U.S. is up to 60 percent—an all-time high. What’s more, 28 states and the District of Columbia have recently legalized medical marijuana. With that, of course, comes the potential windfall of new business for cannabis growers and sellers. Yet, there’s another group that should be added to the list of those who will benefit from this, and it’s not who you’d first come to expect: architects and interior designers. Naturally, as the industry grows, and competition stiffens, each company will look for an edge to bring in more patrons. And that includes smartly designed spaces. Although the industry is still in its early stages, AD surveys seven of the best-designed marijuana shops across America.
Designed by Peter Norris, Greg Quist, and Wayne Lagrone (as the architect), this Denver-based dispensary cost roughly one-million dollars to create. And it’s quite evident they spared no expense in outfitting the space. With luxe chandeliers and beautiful (nonmedicinal) vegetation throughout the interiors, patrons might very well be confused as to whether they are in a marijuana shop or a jewelry store.
H/T: Architectural Digest