As the newest addition to the licensed retail cannabis market in the lower mainland, Kiaro, has opened its flagship store today at 1316 Kingsway.

Self-described as a “Vancouver-based brand specializing in the retail sale of cannabis and cannabis accessories,” they aim to “offer each visitor a customized cannabis experience with the goal of promoting greater life enjoyment.”

The Vancouver store will stock a diverse range of cannabis products and accessories, including dried flower, pre-rolls, tinctures and capsules; and will continue to expand as new product categories, such as edibles, enter the regulated market. All products are sourced from safe and reputable suppliers, including Aurora, Canopy Growth and Tilray.

“As we move towards the acceptance of cannabis use, Kiaro is focused on delivering customer-forward service that surpasses expectations,” said Eleanor Lynch, Kiaro’s Senior Vice President of Operations. “We provide the tools, information and resources for customers to not only make their own informed decisions, but also to be empowered to share this knowledge with others and become cannabis advocates themselves.”

“When you engage, inform and empower, you can change hearts and minds to end the concerns surrounding cannabis use,” said Daniel Petrov, CEO of Kiaro. “As a Vancouver-based brand, we’re delighted to bring a socially responsible cannabis retail experience to our hometown. By working closely with local government, businesses and residents, we intend to become the guiding light that proves cannabis retailers can, and do, make a valuable contribution to society.”

Kiaro’s retail experience is designed to relax and welcome clients with a strategically minimalist layout. Angular lines create dimensionality, and solid forms in fixtures and displays create stability and assurance to help navigate a once-confusing industry. A simple palette allows the product to shine and creates momentum to urge the visitor’s journey further into the shop. Kiaro is also engaging the community in the store’s design by commissioning local artists to contribute artwork.

Kiaro’s flagship Vancouver store is located at 1316 Kingsway, and will be open 7 days a week, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Kiaro plans to open several additional cannabis shops nationwide within the next year.

Featured image courtesy of Kiaro.