In 2009, Lewis, a doctor of veterinary medicine, was studying pharmacology. At the same time, his cancer-ridden father was unable to receive medicinal marijuana treatment. This inspired him to create Silverpeak Apothecary in Aspen, Colorado.
In 2009 the dispensary was one dedicated solely to medicinal marijuana; however, as the times have changed, it has become a welcoming haven for medicinal and recreational users alike.
After Colorado’s legalization of marijuana in 2013, a 2014 remodel seemed to be in order to cater to a diversifying group of cannabis users. No longer would Colorado citizens have to make shady deals on street corners and alleys to procure the naturally grown plant. Silverpeak Apothecary was ready to offer “good weed” to everyone, while abiding the regulations of Colorado state laws.
Tangram Designs did face quite a few obstacles in their remodeling endeavors. The facility lacked any mentionable natural lighting and included low ceilings. Somehow they managed to make an ordinary dispensary into one of luxury and comfort. They installed skylights for natural lighting and ambiance, they hung Tom Dixon light fixtures for darker days and they arranged an inviting area to hang out — complete with comfy armchairs and books for entertainment. The finished product looks a lot like a jewelry store. It’s open and inviting with two different kinds of wood and white brick for accent. All of the product is available for view in upscale glass showcases.
Even though smoking inside of the dispensary is illegal due to Colorado clean air laws, the dispensary’s sitting area invites their customers to pull up a chair and stay a while. This makes their dispensary a cut above the rest. They’re not just there for business but also for community. With the employees’ friendly smile and professional attire, you’re sure to want to come back again and again.
Silverpeak Apothecary offers a resplendent experience for its diverse clientele while upholding the state laws surrounding it. To maintain the law in a creative, new-age way, the store also has an app. The app is designed to be informative to clients and to help with points of sale. Since marijuana is still considered illegal by the federal government, banking regulations has made it difficult to use credit cards, checks or debit cards. The app is also used to help in transferring funds.
The shop’s farm exists only 20 miles away from the store. That means when you go to Silverpeak Apothecary, you’ll always know where your bud came from!