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Weed Dispensaries at my Old Bank Branch?


Designers are finding that bank branch layouts offer security and service advantages that translate well to the cannabis space. At first look, banking and budtending may not strike you as having much in common. But some pioneering dispensary designers believe that bank branch layouts offer security and service advantages that translate extremely well to the cannabis space.

Stick with us and you’ll see that you can easily make your dispensary as secure as a bank branch.

Roots and Branch

There are three parts to this story. The first is that physical bank branch buildings are closing left and right. Banks are shifting more of the transactional and service work they do online to accommodate evolving customer habits and to cut costs. That means the U.S. (and other countries) have a growing inventory of purpose-built bank branch structures that can be easily converted to other brick-and-mortar purposes, including cannabis retail.

The second part of the story is that these emptying bank branches have built-in features and functionality that transfer very well to dispensary needs, particularly around security.

Banks are designed with safe and secure layouts that correlate closely to the needs of a dispensary. READ MORE....


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