Per the Silver State’s usual modus operandi, Nevada has cut its own unique path with regard to the evolving medical cannabis space. From being the first state to require lab testing of medicine produced by the state’s cultivators to offering reciprocity to cardholders from other states, Nevada has thoughtfully considered and innovatively implemented what is best for patients and residents.
As Nevada’s dispensaries have opened over the last six months that same effort of careful consideration has trickled down to the design of the various spaces. Dispensary proprietors have taken their charge of serving patients seriously and in doing so have shifted the paradigm on what medical care looks and feels like. In other words, these spaces look nothing like your grandmother’s or even mother’s pharmacy or doctor’s office. Instead they look like places that are familiar and comfortable to us but not in a medical way.
As Elevate visited the various dispensaries in the Las Vegas Valley we found that the interiors and design of space were beautifully curated to look like everything from an Apple store, cigar lounge, and coffee shop to an art gallery, ultra lounge, and spa. This was a pleasant surprise since the handful of dispensaries we had been to in Colorado gave us the vibe of being in someone’s basement.
With that in mind, we decided to dedicate this issue to taking you on a behind-the-scenes tour of local dispensaries so you can see how medical cannabis and the space it inhabits will change the way we experience healthcare in the Silver State.