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StudioAC infuses cannabis culture with industrial grate minimalism

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StudioAC infuses cannabis culture with industrial grate minimalism

An architectonic vocabulary is evident in the interplay of display cases and platforms and the core podium's industrial grate surfaces. (Double Space Photo)

As the use of marijuana continues to be decriminalized and even legalized across North America, a new architectural typology has emerged. Far from the clandestine alleyways in which one had to venture down to acquire the substance a decade ago, dispensaries are quickly becoming refined retail spaces that champion transparency and responsible consumption.

Helping to reshape this narrative is Canadian startup Edition. Entrepreneur Ryan Roebuck established the high-concept cannabis brand with the aim of creating a neighborhood experience that could at once celebrate the country’s best producers and highlight top-notch accessories. Evident in its first brick-and-mortar dispensary, Edition imbues cannabis culture with luxury and sophistication.

“Cannabis stores should reflect the incredible retail experiences which already exist in our lives and not be subpar or intimidating,” the founder and CEO said. “Edition is breaking the stigma of cannabis retail through design, quality, and impeccable service.”

Roebuck tapped local firm StudioAC to create a meticulous and all-encompassing design for the brand’s first storefront in Toronto’s Annex neighborhood, which opens on December 4.

Get responsibly titillated with a digital walkthrough on our interiors and design website, aninteriormag.com.

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