We've long been smitten with the uber-chic SoMa cannabis club SPARC (San Francisco Patient and Resource Center). Designed by Larissa Sand of San Francisco’s Sand Studios, the dispensary is one of the city's most stunning spaces, and now it has won one of California Home + Design’s coveted 2012 Design Awards for Commercial Design. The winners of the annual awards were announced last night as a part of Design SF.
In a city that fetishizes everything it eats and drinks, it was inevitable that what it smokes would be next. To this end, SPARC (San Francisco Patient and Resource Center), SF’s latest medicinal marijuana dispensary, has brought the cannabis club to a new level.
Looking forward to the Prop 19 vote in November, the New York Times Magazine profiled the new San Francisco Patient and Resource Center (SPARC) as the new face of pot clubs last Friday. The chic newcomer, which Curbed describes as "a swank boutique hotel meets a West Elm store," is a far cry from the shadowy sketchiness often associated with these types of joints (there are 24 licensed dispensaries in San Francisco).