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    Sungrown Studio Official Design Awards… “The Sunnys”

    Who doesn’t love a fun recap of stuff we love? This week we present to you our top picks on everything dispensary and consumption lounge design.

    Best Packaging

    There is something elegant and fun about the packaging from Fluresh. The white labeled products are cool and creative, and stand out in the crowd of little gusset bottom baggies. As a merchandising geek, these would be a dream to highlight on a display.

    Coolest Merch

    Sunday Goods has a quiet subtle feel to everything they do, including their simple, clever-worded merch. We greatly love their commitment to sun-grown flower and products (everyone knows sungrown is the best…ahem) and also their commitment of donating 5% of their proceeds to the Last Prisoner Project. “The Last Prisoner Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform. As the United States moves away from the criminalisation of cannabis, giving rise to a major new industry, there remains the fundamental injustice inflicted upon those who have suffered criminal convictions and the consequences of those convictions.” Our team loves that their merchandise matches their products, branding and interiors as well as their commitment to funding programs doing real work on criminal justice reform.

    Best Consumption Space – Lowell Farms

    “It’s a place for those who are canna-curious and cannabis connoisseurs looking to experience the plant in a welcoming atmosphere,” says David Elias, CEO and cofounder of Lowell Herb Co., the cannabis grower that has launched the restaurant. “We believed there needed to be a destination for everyone to openly enjoy cannabis. There hasn’t been anything like this for more than 100 years.”

    We love the lushness of the space, abundance of greenery and feeling the great outdoors in a mediterranean way, even if you’re seated in one of the interior spaces. Lowell Farms blends the familiar with the fantasy, creating a consumption space that smashes the stereotype notion that consumption needs to be hidden away. The entire building is loaded into zones depending on your consumption method.

    Independent – Women owned space/dispensary – Posh Green

    Posh Green was the first Equity Retail Cannabis Dispensary in San Francisco independently owned by a Woman of Color. As cannabis connoisseurs, Posh Green believes in supporting local farmers and greenhouse vendors. They have dedicated themselves to health and wellness education, and aspire to always be in front of the medical miracles cannabis offers us all. From flowers to oils, lotions, and accessories, Posh’s menu offers a variety of cannabis products selected by Reese Benton, owner. “Consider us the Nordstrom of dispensaries,” she said. Posh Green offers in- store pickup as well as delivery.

    Best IG -Must Follow

    Ounce of Hope is one of the few aquaponic (fish fed plant) growers in the US. They have not only great products, staff, story and a beautiful dispensary, but they’re killing it on the social media front. From posts to reels, we always have a great time reading what they’re putting out there. Not to mention the recent recipe for Melinda’s fave drink, the Ounce of Hope Old Fashioned. If you’re looking for uncommon content with the right mix of fun and info, follow them now! And if you’re new to the idea of Aquaponic growing, check out their website. It’s really fascinating stuff from a scientific point of view.

    We hope you enjoyed our little journey of some of our favorites in the cannabis business. As always, we would like to thank our amazing clients, readers, friends and family for your endless support and love. You have truly made this year remarkable, memorable and wonderful and we wish you the best in 2022.
    Cheers to all of you~