The high end of cannabis cul­ture

Canada preps for le­gal use with luxe finds

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Self-care Sun­days will soon get a makeover, when mar­i­juana is le­gal­ized.

As you draw your bath and get ready for your weekly steam, you may sprin­kle some cannabis­in­fused mag­ne­sium bath salts or reach for your favourite CBD strain and have a toke from a hand­crafted ce­ramic pipe.

As Canada pre­pares to usher in a new age of le­gal adult-use cannabis, brands are set­ting the stage for a new kind of cannabis ex­pe­ri­ence. One that fo­cuses on thought­ful, de­sign-for­ward prod­ucts and heal­ing con­coc­tions to make users feel good in­side and out.

In an­tic­i­pa­tion of le­gal­iza­tion, Canada is also set­ting an ex­am­ple by wel­com­ing the rise of wom­en­fo­cused brands and com­mu­nity builders whose mis­sion is to cre­ate rit­u­als for those look­ing to this new era of cannabis cul­ture.

“Cannabis is some­thing that al­lows me to re­lax and get caught up in the mo­ment of ex­actly what it is that I’m do­ing” says Odessa Paloma Parker, the head of con­tent at Tokyo Smoke, a lead­ing Cana­dian cannabis life­style brand.

Hav­ing spent years work­ing in the fash­ion and pub­lish­ing in­dus­tries as the fash­ion editor for the Globe and Mail, Parker looks to high-end cannabis prod­ucts as a con­nec­tion between her sen­si­bil­i­ties and her ev­ery­day life­style.

“One of the things I love about fash­ion and style is that peo­ple can make things their own. It’s not just Gucci. There are so many great de­sign­ers and es­thet­ics op­er­at­ing to­day. The cannabis in­dus­try is a space to ex­plore that po­ten­tial,” says Parker.

With shifts in at­ti­tude al­ready tak­ing place, cannabis use is quickly be­com­ing less of a taboo topic.

Now, brands like Toronto-based Tokyo Smoke are cre­at­ing a space for a com­mu­nity of cannabis con­sumers look­ing for a new kind of ex­pe­ri­ence.

The Tokyo Smoke flag­ship store at 668 Queen St. W. is a hub for de­sign-fo­cused minds look­ing to in­cor­po­rate el­e­vated cannabis ex­pe­ri­ences into the rest of their lives.

Of­fer­ing a di­verse se­lec­tion of prod­ucts se­lected for their es­thetic, in­ten­tion and imag­i­na­tion, the cof­fee shop lo­cated in the art and de­sign dis­trict is a one-stop shop for a lux­u­ri­ous cannabis ex­pe­ri­ence.

With prod­ucts rang­ing from the $10 sleek grinder card that fits next to your Visa to the $13,000 bong, Tokyo Smoke has some­thing for ev­ery per­son and bud­get.

Of­fer­ing an ar­ray of prod­ucts linked to four emo­tive states (go, re­lax, relief and bal­ance), the shop now also of­fers a pre­mium se­lec­tion of cannabis strains to med­i­cal pa­tients through their part­ner­ship with li­censed pro­ducer Aphria.

Blaz­ing the trail for women-led lux­ury cannabis brands is Seat­tle’s Van der Pop. Re­cently ac­quired by

Lux­ury ac­ces­sories from Van der Pop

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