Fortune favors the bold, and for Lighthouse Dispensary’s Chief Operating Manager Brad Davis, being bold is part of the Lighthouse culture. The company’s approach to cannabis culture is unique. With two dispensary locations in Coachella and Palm Springs, Lighthouse Dispensary is branded to alter our attitudes toward the consumer and their products.
At the Lighthouse Dispensary in Palm Springs, the customer is met with a showroom of colorful packages lined and displayed for the consumer’s pleasure. Rattan chairs huddle together, ready to hear your innermost thoughts and secrets. They congregate beneath the eyes of cheerfully framed prints, setting the upbeat mood not far from the dispensary’s snug coffee bar, BluebirdDays.
Beyond the “lux” factor, Davis thinks beyond the traditional dispensary mindset by creating a healthy relationship between the consumer and the health benefits surrounding cannabis. He says it’s not just about getting high; it’s about wellness and aiding clients with the best product for their everyday use.
Customer service shines the brightest at Lighthouse. The reps are uniformed and armed with a refreshing casualness that makes them friendly and approachable. Lighthouse’s staff is prepared to give their clients the down-low like a homeroom teacher introducing sex ed. They welcome newbies and veteran users alike, flaunting everything from edibles, flowers, tinctures, CBD creams and even cannabis-infused beverages. The hope is to annihilate the negative preconceived notion that cannabis is for those showcased on the evening news.
For Davis, the shop experience is more than just a high—it’s showing customers more than one shade of green and offering an experience that goes beyond a smoky haze. Although competition in the cannabis industry is skyrocketing in California, Davis is far from concerned. Lighthouse Dispensary is one of the leading cannabis retail chains in Southern California. By September 2020, customers can expect more than just a showroom. The magic begins with the opening of Lighthouse Dispensary’s lounge; the goal is to create recreational spaces where customers can either smoke or consume their choice of product in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs. For this budding industry, it’s all good vibes and high hopes.
Papa & Barkley 30:1 Releaf Tincture
Type: CBD-rich tincture
Use: Eases intense pain and inflammation
Application: Sublingually (under the tongue), swallowed or added to your favorite cocktail
Mary’s CBN Capsules
Use: For those unable to sleep or stay asleep
Application: This dreamy effect takes 30-60 minutes to kick in after swallowing
Care by Design CBD 1:1 Cream
Type: Soothing CBD balm
Use: Pain and inflammation relief
Application: The vibrant orange and peppermint-noted balm is best applied over the skin
ROVE 10:1 Disposable Vape Pen
Type: CBD-rich vape pen
Use: Anxiety, pain and inflammation relief
Application: Instant relief with little to no psychoactive effects when inhaled
Wyld Pomegranate 1:1 Gummies
Type: THC and CBD balanced gummies
Use: To calm the mind and body
Application: This fruity delight brings a calming effect within 30 minutes
Palm Springs has changed since the Mod Era—that’s a given. We don’t just mean the irrefutable presence of rainbow flags or the Instagram-worthy pink door, we’re talking about the blossom of a new industry. We’re talking marijuana. And no, it’s not the kind you find in your brother’s sock drawer, either.
The cannabis industry raked in $3.1 billion in 2019, and it’s forecast to rise to $7.2 billion by 2024. With such financial growth, it’s no wonder many entrepreneurs set their eyes on a budding opportunity and are dipping their hand into a newer, greener frontier.