Our Wish list- 4 Things a Cannabis Dispensary Designer wants in her home

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I design cannabis and hemp retail dispensaries exclusively, with a background in high-end residential design. Needless to say, I like things to be beautiful, timeless AND serve a higher function. Like an awesome coffee table to hide the stash. A great drawer insert for my desk that locks and holds all my equipment. Something pretty for my home office. I’m a human mom with kids and a dog who gets into everything. I see a TON of new products, inspiring and creative things that would be amazing for the home. Excited? Need a gift for yourself or someone extra special?

Here are 4 great things that come from companies you’ll feel good about supporting.

The Apothecarry Case. Inspired by a lack of stylish, safe cannabis storage systems and a disdain for storing medicine in a shoebox, Apothecarry Brands CEO Whitney Beatty is a successful entertainment industry executive turned cannabis storage designer that’s spearheading her quickly growing start-ups first financial raise. After meeting so many like minded cannabis users, who lamented about a lack of good storage system, worried about securing buds away from kids and pets and who were tired of searching around for their stash to discover it dried out from plastic baggies and non-airtight dispensary jars, Apothecarry was born. The brand seeks to redefining the image of cannabis users who take pride and pleasure in their stash, while filling a hole in the marijuana paraphernalia market for everyone from the attorneys who tokes after their high powered workday, to the “stiletto stoners” who are hosting ladies night, to the seniors using medication for health benefits and everyone in between who demands the best in all things. The cases are beautiful, come in great finishes and sizes with many lock options.

High on Design, hardcover. This is a pretty coffee table book to have. While reflecting on trends and aesthetics in contemporary cannabis culture, This is a luxury guide to brands, stylish dispensaries (ahem), slick products and creative and unique entrepreneurs. Makes a great gift for yourself, a business partner or a good friend. This book is created by the authors of Gossamer, a magazine and website tailored to creative-types who enjoy weed. It’s a great purchase if you like to look like you read a ton but don’t really have the time. You can skim it, jump around or just look at the pretty pictures. It’s a great find.

Forti Goods. If you’ve got kids or pets, you know you’ve got to have secure storage. If you’ve got good taste, then you know you want it pretty, clean and well made. Forti Goods is a MIlwaukee based furniture company that securely stores cannabis products and accessories for responsible usage. The lockable furniture also neutralizes odor, preserves product and keeps everything neatly organized. Each piece is sustainability sourced and handmade. Quality that will last. We love the clean lines, great painted and natural wood options. The accessories are well thought out and designed.

Boy Smells. I burn through dozens of candles every year. I love to have one lit on my desk while I’m designing. A certain fragrance gets me into “work mode”. I’m a visual person and appreciate a clean desk with a pretty candle. Many hit the garbage after one burn because they smell too fake or perfumy. (headache) I also am a candle snob when it comes to looks. I 100% judge a candle by it’s cover and if it isn’t in a pretty vessel, I don’t want it. Boy Smells has a great blend of fragrance, not too heavy on the cannabis note. Kush is my current fave. They burn great and also look great. I love giving them as gifts. They have a message of inclusion and genderless beauty. Boy Smells began as a candle making experiment in the Los Angeles kitchen of co-founders and real-life partners, Matthew Herman and David Kien. Herman and Kien are both fashion veterans who worked in design (Herman) and product development (Kien) – began by making the things they’d want to use on a daily basis, products that were fluid and essential.

It’s really inspiring to find products that aren’t for consumption, but do check all the boxes of a great find. We like shopping with small businesses, women, POC and LGBTQ owned, that have a great message and commitment to their cause, source sustainably and simply make a great product.