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Survey of Cannabis Dispensary Exterior Design
I recently began documenting local cannabis dispensary exterior design on my walks through North Hollywood, Studio City, and adjacent neighborhoods, where many such storefront facades are heavily clustered. The 24 black and white images included in this post are only a small sampling of the shops abounding in the east Valley, but they provide a diverse view of the different dispensary styles and forms encountered here on a daily basis.
Blending Into The Commercial Landscape
San Fernando Valley Residents see and engage cannabis dispensary exterior design every day, whether we consume cannabis or not. I can’t travel very far outside of Burbank before seeing a green cross or punny dispensary sign. But in the years since California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, most of us have come to take for granted the subtle and sometimes overt ways in which dispensaries continue to affect our perceptions of the ever-evolving valley commercial environment.
A Dispensary Exterior Design Niche
As you gaze at the slide-show images, ask yourself if in the years before legalization you ever dreamed cannabis commerce would become so common and so prevalent. Ask yourself if you ever could’ve imagined legalization would become so normative that cannabis dispensary exterior design would carve out its own niche, perhaps taking the place of the now near-extinct record store exterior design or book store exterior design or drive-in diner exterior design.
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The Depicted Dispensaries
- Zen NoHo (North Hollywood)
- Compassion Union (North Hollywood)
- Green Door (North Hollywood)
- Bonafide Collective (Sun Valley)
- Sky High Holistic Center (North Hollywood)
- Sweet Flower (Studio City)
- CannaSutra (Studio City)
- Smart Collective (North Hollywood)
- Hollywood House of Herbs (North Hollywood)
- Patients & Caregivers (North Hollywood)
- Urban Treez (Studio City)
- MMD NoHo (North Hollywood)
- Exhalence (Sun Valley)
- Kings (Sun Valley)
- NoHo WC (North Hollywood)
- GTR NoHo (North Hollywood)
- The Higher Path (Sherman Oaks)
- Green Angel (Sherman Oaks)
- Cloneville (CCSC) (Studio City)
- Burdank Blvd. (North Hollywood)
- SOCC (North Hollywood)
- The WEED (Studio City)
- Buds & Roses (Studio City)
- Project Cannabis NoHo (North Hollywood)