Division, once a concrete jungle, is getting greener. Spokane's newest recreational dispensary Royal's Cannabis opened March 12, celebrating a grand opening March 14-15 with $150 ounces. While the promotion has ended, the family-owned business plans to reinstate the promotion periodically.
"The store has been designed with the customer in mind from the beginning," says owner Ashley O'Harvey. "Fit for a king is our motto, and we intend to live up to that ideal."
The space is gorgeous — more art gallery than dispensary — with sleek white walls, red accents, geometric prints and tropical plants. Customers can browse through glass display cases, or relax on upholstered accent chairs while enjoying complimentary coffee, tea and snacks. This summer, the company plans to host marijuana-related events and art shows and exhibits on their patio.
"We wanted to elevate the experience from a typical head shop atmosphere," says manager Perri Davenport. "To create something that's classy, comfortable, friendly and warm. ... We are not here to just sell. We are here to meet your needs and find a good match."
The menu is organized by indica- and sativa-dominant strains, pre-rolled products, concentrates and edibles. Royal's Cannabis carries strains from locals MJ Productions, Naked Emperor Corp. and WoW Industries. The dispensary also carries an array of smoking paraphernalia, including pipes from local artisans Funky Buddha Glass.
"We have looked very carefully at which processors we are going to purchase from," says Royal's Cannabis buyer Jan Marlow. "It has been a bit of a long process, visiting growers and inspecting their methods and end product, but it will be worth it in the end for our customer."
Royal's Cannabis offers employee picks on their Facebook page, alongside prize giveaways and promotional offers. Davenport says their employees are knowledgeable, business savvy and can "speak intelligently about the product."
"We know how to run a business," she says. "That's very much an advantage that we have. We really want this to work, and it's going to be responsible owners that make the industry and keep it alive, rather than causing the state undue grief." ♦
Royal's Cannabis • 7115 N. Division • Open daily, 10 am-8 pm • Facebook: Royal's Cannabis • 808-2098