Deep in the San Fernando Valley, the iconic 101 Freeway runs right through the upscale city of Woodland Hills. Below the 101 overpass, on the border of Woodland Hills and Calabasas, is the highly trafficked intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Topanga Canyon Boulevard. There stands an impressive building with massive windows and eye-catching architecture aptly named Atrium.
Location, they say, is everything, and Atrium is not only easy to find but its large parking lot and their current curbside pickup option makes it easy once you arrive. The whole point of the ‘cannabis dispensary’ is to make access and choice convenient for the customer and Atrium is always a fun and easy trip into the valley for some fire.
Of course, the menu is a driving force for any dispensary, and the options that can be found at Atrium are sure to satisfy the full spectrum of cannabis users. From those who are new to the plant and would like to ease in gently, to the more experienced who know exactly what works for them, it can all be found in the form of flowers, concentrates, edibles, topicals, and more.
The open floor shopping experience at Atrium brings their sales associates out from behind the counter and into a beautiful showroom with the patients where real, honest conversations and consultations can take place. Samples of nearly every product can be examined to help everyone make an informed decision about their purchase.
The staff and management here take great pride in the knowledge base that they have built and in the many ways that they provide cannabis education to the public. Once engaged with one of their helpful budtenders, you’ll quickly realize that you are dealing with a genuine member of the cannabis community, instead of just the industry.
“We have a wide range of demographics that come in our store, based on our location,” says Adam, a sales consultant/budtender at Atrium. “We’ll have people from 21 years old up to 70 or 80 years old, and for a lot of those folks, it could be their first time consuming cannabis. So we try to really educate people and help them through the process of what this is and how it can help them specifically.”
In order to provide safe, lab-tested, cannabis products at a full range of prices, the team behind the scenes at Atrium seek out the top vendors in the state and hold them to the highest standards. From this due diligence, confidence in the brands on the shelf has grown and the team at Atrium can begin to identify trends to always provide what we all want the most.
Today their menu is basically a whos-who of the regulated cannabis market with options that cater to any budget or tolerance level.
They have some super affordable sungrown flowers – still cultivated to the highest standards, still lab-tested, still full of terps and cannabinoids, just at a lower price. There were a few jars of Cypress Cannabis buds that looked and smelled amazing and were definitely priced right.
Of course, Atrium showcases the top brands in cannabis like Ball Family Farms and Wonderbrett, with exclusive drops from Aliens Labs and Connected Cannabis. In all, you’ll have more than 200 individual brands and over 2,500 different products at your fingertips when you shop online or in-store with Atrium.
We picked up a handful of products but the real deal of the day was the 8ths of Ice Cream Cake flower from Josh D Farms that were just $37 each and were truly top-shelf quality with a perfect jar appeal, flavor, and the effects that you expect from a strain like that.
“We have that base understanding that, with cannabis, each one of us is an individual,” says Adam, adding, “We all get affected differently by cannabis … so we are able to focus on each specific person and what works for them, and what they are looking to get out of the product.”
This level of understanding translated directly to our in-store experience. The relaxed, yet professional, vibe at Atrium cannot be overstated. With the open, welcoming floorplan and 1-on-1 assistance from friendly sales associates, we were able to easily identify products and brands, compare prices, and make informed decisions with no pressure or judgment.
Our roving budtender was definitely helpful, especially with his access to a handheld tablet that allowed him to build our order in real-time as well as compare products and pricing on the fly. We were guided through various stations that kept products neatly categorized by flower, concentrates, topicals and tinctures, and edibles.
Pretty much every day they have an in-store pop up from one or more of their vendors which can be a great opportunity to strike a deal on those brands. They even have a separate wellness center right on the ground floor where you can learn more about the full spectrum benefits of cannabis during your visit, or during one of their monthly wellness seminars. Check out the events calendar on the Atrium website to see who’ll be in-store.
Speaking of their website, as the popularity of the high-quality products and service at Atrium has grown, so have their online ordering options at AtriumTopanga.com
“We try to streamline the process when you come into the store so you don’t have to sit there and wait. You come in and we check you in. If you have an order to pick up, it will be waiting for you when you arrive otherwise you walk right into the dispensary and are able to immediately browse the products,” says Adam. “By getting people onto the dispensary floor and paired with a sales associate as quickly as possible, we are able to spend quality time with that customer, and if they have questions we are here to help.”
Of course, during the current shelter at home order in place here in Cali, cannabis has been deemed to be an essential business and Atrium has taken all of the necessary steps to ensure that your visit will be easy, safe and sanitary. They now offer curbside pickup which has proven to be a very useful option. If you think that it would benefit you, here’s how to do it.
Login or Sign Up, Place an order, Add to Cart, then under the Order Notes write CURBSIDE
Wait for The Atrium staff to message you that your order is ready
Pull up to the vendor parking – If vendor parking is full, park in a parking spot closest to the entrance
Call The Atrium at 818.810.7379. Let the Sales Representative know you have arrived for “CURBSIDE PICKUP”. Please provide your NAME and the MAKE & MODEL of your vehicle
Have your ID out for re-verification and have your payment ready. It’s cash only so try to have exact change to speed up the transaction and minimize social interaction. They will not have coins to make change
That’s it! Their crew is working hard to make it easy for you to get what you need.
Located at 5441 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, you really cannot – and should not – miss Atrium. Whether it is the Southern California sun beaming in through the windows all day, or the bright showroom illuminating the night, your trip to Atrium is going to be lit.