Check Out These Architecturally ‘Dope’ Dispensaries


Marijuana legalization in Missouri may become a reality in 2016 with the support of Show-Me Cannabis, and an evolving baby boomer American mindset. Lets just hope if the bill does get passed we get some dank looking building designs.

The emerging legal marijuana industry is the fastest-growing industry in the United States. Indeed, there are even firms that specialize in the design of dispensaries and grow rooms. Erich Pearson, founder of the Sparc dispensary in San Francisco, emphasizes that the architecture should “remove the stigma around cannabis and make people feel marijuana is normal.”

We’ve compiled seven visually pleasing medical marijuana dispensaries that stand out, not for their product, but their ‘dope’ interiors.

Below, the Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California once dubbed itself the “largest pot shop on the planet,” and has a turquoise accent wall.

Photo via Funologist

Barbary Coast in San Francisco, California has some pretty classy bar stools and velvet peach couches.

Photo via THC Finder

Silver Peak in Aspen, Colorado is for the neat, woodsy type of pot smoker and looks a lot like a high-class ski lodge. Its design mimics the greenhouse where the product is grown.

Photo via Sneak Hype

Grassroots in San Francisco, California, the first medical dispensary in San Francisco to join a union, has turquoise damask wallpaper and an antique display table.

1.jpgPhoto via Grassroots SF

For Fruitridge Health & Wellness in Alaska, Boulder Associates designed a space as if weed were a “luxury item being consumed by connoisseurs.”

Photo via Architizer

Sparc in San Francisco, California won an AIA Interior Architecture Design Award in 2011 for its “vaguely bong-shaped lights,” cement floors, and modernist design.

Photo via Decoist

TruMed in Phoenix, Arizona is apparently so nice and inviting, a Girl Scoutsold cookies outside of its doors.


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