It’s difficult to remember a time when cannabis wasn’t legal in the notoriously weed-friendly Colorado.
A far cry from shady, underground operations, the “Centennial State” is full of sleek, well-designed dispensaries. In recent years, many of Colorado’s cannabis shops have become high-end retail spaces, where cutting-edge design and a refined customer experience – comparable to that of an Apple store – are front and centre.
As we count down the months before pot shops are legal across Canada, future weed retailers could draw inspiration from some of Colorado’s chicest dispensaries.
The marijuana lovers with a taste for life’s finer things appreciate the world-class marijuana shopping experience offered at Diego Pellicer’s two Colorado locations. At the sleek and luxurious spot, customers can expect a concierge-style level of service from an expert team of “marijuana sommeliers.” Within its wood accent-filled space, cannabis cravers can find varietals like Critical Mass and Lemon Skunk.
Featuring a 40,000-square-foot production facility, Medicine Man is Denver’s largest dispensary and is said to boast the largest variety of strains in Colorado, with up to 50 growing at the same time. In addition to weed of all types – from uplifting sativa strains to sleep-inducing indica – you’ll find an assortment of edibles and shatter. Making it easier to get a cannabis fix without denting the wallet, this sleek spot is known for its daily specials.
In Aspen, Silverpeak Apothecary has paved the way for the luxury cannabis experience since it opened up shop in 2013. The refined shopping experience presents the product with a backdrop of rich wood and custom cases that offers the feel of shopping for fine jewelry. The welcoming store is stocked with a variety of the most popular strains of cannabis and cannabis accessories.
Quite the opposite from a hippie haven, Ajoya – located in Louisville, Colorado – is sleek and futuristic. The 3,000-square-foot space features glass display cases, minimalist furniture, colourful lighting, curvy edges, and a cannabis bar. Simplifying the purchasing process, at Ajoya, the cannabis products come in four categories – “settle,” “unwind,” “focus,” and “elevate” – to help custom tailor the experience.
Good Chemistry in Aurora, Colorado is the product of a team of architects and designers, and redefines the experience for the average curious cannabis customer. The sleek 3,600-square-foot showroom takes a technological approach that allows customers to browse strains and learn more via iPads. When it comes to quality, Good Chemistry is known for it with its hand-trimmed cannabis.