Slide Show: East San Fernando Valley Cannabis Dispensary Exterior Design in Black & White

Cannabis dispensary exterior design is now a common feature of the commercial landscape here in the east San Fernando Valley. Dispensaries are so prevalent and so commonly seen by us as we commute from neighborhood to neighborhood that most of us no longer take note of their external uniqueness, the character of their facades, or their impact these exteriors have on our feelings about the Valley’s commercial terrain. 

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.

What does cannabis dispensary exterior design mean to you?

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The Depicted Dispensaries

The following dispensary storefronts are those included in the slide show. Please see my past dispensary reviews for shopping recommendations.

Primitive Zippo
Doing high dives into the California cannabis industry, cannabis culture, cannabis-friendly music and anything else cannabis-related residing in the vast expanse of my turgid cranium.

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