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A disruptor, innovator, and entrepreneur, Megan Stone is the grand dame of dispensary design. As founder and owner of The High Road Design Studio, she has helped arm cannabis retailers with the power of design to combat stigma, overcome stereotypes, and reinvent people’s perceptions of cannabis and its users. Her unprecedented work has helped usher dispensaries onto Main Street and into the mainstream, and has forever changed the international conversation about the retailing of “vice.” Her work has been lauded for altering thoughts, feelings and behaviors worldwide, blazing a trail and earning awards and commendations for design excellence along the way. She is a frequent speaker and contributing editor in both the cannabis and retail design industries. In the fall of 2018, she will add “dispensary owner” to her growing list of credentials as she embarks on a partnership to open a cannabis boutique in Palm Desert, California.
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Don’t Curb Your Curb Appeal: 5 Tips for Storefront Swagger

Welcome back to The School of Stone! In past columns, I’ve touched on the importance of a brand and gone over an overview of the...
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5 Ways to Thrive When the Bottom Drops Out of the Market

Cannabis oversupply in states like Oregon and the resulting potential for black-market diversion rightfully are causes for concern. In fact, "Too Much of a...

5 Tips for Delicious Edibles Displays

Food—what a glorious thing. It nourishes us, sustains us, draws us together, and provides us with comfort and fulfillment. When infused with cannabis, food...

5 Ways to Survive a Market Downturn

Cannabis oversupply in states like Oregon and the resulting potential for black-market diversion rightfully are causes for concern. For vertically integrated dispensaries that heavily...
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Cannabis Retail Design Guide, Lesson 1: Understanding the Customer Journey

Welcome to The School of Stone. Megan Stone, that is. I have partnered with mg Magazine to share my insights and lessons learned so...

The Key to Success in Cannabis Retail? A Carefully Considered Brand.

What is a burrito without filling? A picture frame without a picture? A cone without ice cream? That is how important I believe a...
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In Search of Improved Dispensary Search

The solution to improving internet dispensary search may be decidedly low-tech. I have a question—a good question: Why is an everyday internet search for a...

MMJ Makeover: Phoenix’s Bloom Dispensary Goes From Drab to Fab

Since I started designing cannabis dispensaries in 2013, I have had the awesome fortune of getting to work with dispensary operators in thirteen states....

High Tech: A Retail Guide To In-Store Tech

In an industry subject to ever-changing regulations, product offerings, consumer preferences, and predictions about the future, dispensary owners constantly seek ways to adapt their...

3 Things to Consider When Budgeting for your Dispensary’s Design

The owner/founder of The High Road Design Studio provides indispensable budgeting advice for retail and dispensary operators TO create unique, impactful interiors. “How much will...

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