We’ve reached a high point as a nation. Medical marijuana is available in 33 states. Recreational marijuana is legal in 10, and bills are pending in a handful of others. Society may be divided on many things, but collectively, we seem to be interested in chilling out. And as the country trades its Puritanical reflexes for CBD oil, the cannabis industry has emerged as a bold new category in design. And that’s not just chirpy investor talk: According to New Frontier Data, legal cannabis is forecasted to generate $13 billion in the U.S. this year.
Those projections suggest an opportunity for designers and architects to create beautiful, well-appointed environments to actually get the stuff. “Designers should be excited about helping this industry evolve, there is so much that cannabis dispensaries can learn from hospitality, from flow to menus, and by thinking this