The high end of cannabis culture
Canada preps for legal use with luxe finds
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