By Michelle Ann Rizzio

On Friday, April 12, I stopped by the grand opening of Palm Desert’s newest dispensary, Royal Highness. The event was a wonderful celebration of the new gorgeous dispensary with many vendors with exclusive deals, food, music, and a mobile smoking lounge by MJ Tours sponsored by Platinum Vapes. Vendors like Select Oil, Canndescent, Platinum Vapes, Henry’s Original, King Pen, Heavy Hitters, Alpine Vapes, and more showed up. Not only was the event on Friday but lasted the entire weekend with Royal Highness offering 20% off everything in the store and deals for larger spenders as well. At 4:20 the event got real ramped up, with a special guest appearance from former NBA player Al Harrington showing up to represent his brand Viola which offers flower options.

Co-founder Keyva King began her journey to Royal Highness in the days of Prop 215 with a delivery called Earth Essentials with the idea of safe access for all medical patients in mind. When Palm Desert opened its city to cannabis dispensaries Royal Highness was granted a city license and began construction on their location on Lupine Lane located above Paws and Claws Urgent Care in Palm Desert next to Blaze Pizza. In 2018 her team began construction under the guidance of co-founder Megan Stone of High Road Studios. Megan has designed over 50 dispensaries throughout the country and developed a unique and sophisticated look and feel for Royal Highness.

Not only does the sleek interior design set Royal Highness in it’s very own realm, but so does it’s brand options. Displayed in their glass cases and shelves are 8ths from unique and exotic cannabis brands not found typically in the Coachella Valley such as Maven, Gashouse, Connected Cannabis Co., Terraform, Northern Emeralds, and Nameless Genetics. With a mix of old school and new school, Royal Highness has a selection to suit their diverse and varying demographic. When walking in you are immediately greeted by a Cannabis Consultant who guides you throughout the store to determine your needs and educate you on products.


Be sure to stop by Royal Highness at 73345 Highway 111 in Palm Desert to discover how you too can reign supreme.