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Shop Review: T Brothers Bud Lodge

“While it might feel classic, this is a fully stocked modern dispensary.”

Photos by Daniel Berman

Post Modern Dispensary


Smoking weed legally gives us a distinctly Charlie Chaplin feel, especially when we can discreetly use vapes and edibles to rock a buzz hard enough to make black and white soundless TV worth watching. Stepping into T Brothers has an instant classic feel, with charcoal-colored art on the walls showing a classic dispensary scene. It feels like the best of the prohibition times with a Wild West vibe, but don’t try and hitch your horse up in the parking lot. While it might feel classic, this is a fully stocked modern dispensary ready to offer the best in stoney recreation, with no snake oil or laudanum required. 

Stoner Staff Make An Impact


Making an impact in selection starts with a team of budtenders and a buyer who really love Cannabis, and that’s evident in the selection at T Brothers’ retail store. The budtenders are excited and happy to talk terps or medicine and recommend their favorite products in each category as they guide customers to new choices and hot specials. As noted in our staff picks, the team loves a variety of Cannabis products, from the GMO Hash Rosin by Knots to Doozies 1:1 Gummies by Green Revolution. Having a team that uses Cannabis daily and cares about its customers helps T Brothers stand out as a friendly neighborhood pot shop that supports the community.

Classy & Comfortable


T Brothers feels like a mix of an old-timey saloon with a weed twist in a busy Olympia strip mall. Conveniently located but tucked away for those who still prefer to buy weed discreetly, the store feels comfortable and classy from the outside in. With hardwood floors, tons of decor, and doors for the employee lounge that would make for a perfect smoking room if laws allowed give the store an insider’s vibe. With an information station and helpful budtenders to guide customers through the impressive selection, the friendly T Brothers team will make you feel like part of the family.

Staff Picks



Kai’Dro Frankenstein –Scott
Good Earth Dreaming Tree –Stephanie
Cloud 9 Lemon Cherry Gelato –Julian
Redbird White Wedding –Shawdee
Clandestine Farms All Strains –Aiden
Bacon’s Buds All Strains –Brittany


Super Stingers Frankenstein –Ali
Canna Organix Sauced & Tossed Cereal Milk –Shawdee
Stone Age Blunt Jet Fuel OG –Julian
Kaidro Hawaiian Dutch Treat –Scott



Pacific & Pine Gelato Punch –Scott
Bodhi High Ultra Pure Rainbow Truffle –Shawdee
Harmony Farms Funky Monkey –Julian
Trichome Velvet Truffle –Stephanie
Lifted All Carts Brittany


Knots GMO Hash Rosin –Scott
Seattle’s Private Reserve Dog Walker –Shawdee
Bodhi High Kush Mintz Live Resin –Julian
Painted Rooster Montana Silvertip –Maya



Wyld Boysenberry –Scott
Honu S’mores –Shawdee
Ray’s Lemonade Pineapple –Julian
Doozies Strawberry 1:1 THC CBC –Stephanie

Photos by @bermanphotos

About Wes Abney

Wes Abney is the founder and CEO of the Leaf Nation brand family, which began in 2010 as Northwest Leaf magazine. Recognized as the first Cannabis publication in the region, Northwest Leaf defined and developed the medical and recreational Cannabis communities in Washington with free publications focused on quality content and truthful journalism. The model’s success has led to Oregon Leaf in 2014, Alaska Leaf in 2016, Maryland Leaf in 2019, California Leaf in Spring of 2020, and Northeast Leaf in Fall of 2020. Wes’s writing and publishing background began with his college newspaper, The Ebbtide, which included a love for multimedia and creating content on many platforms. The nickname “Bearded Lorax” came after years of publishing millions of free magazines, using his voice to speak for a plant and those that benefit from it. Wes is an activist not only for Cannabis but for alternative medicine treatments, ending the drug war and freeing prisoners who have been wrongfully incarcerated for non-violent crimes. His passion for reaching people with written and spoken words led to the concept of Leaf Life Podcast in partnership with Mike Ricker, which began development in 2018 and launched in January 2019. With the combined passions of Cannabis and a love for broadcasting, the creation of Leaf Life was a natural progression for Leaf Nation as it spread roots across the United States. With over 100 shows recorded, and printing over 100,000 monthly copies, Leaf Nation has become the world’s largest Cannabis media company, while still celebrating the humble roots and truthful journalism that the model was founded upon. Beyond leading a team of 40+ passionate Cannabis creatives, Wes is the father to two beautiful daughters and two furry cats. He lives in Seattle, drinks coffee, and enjoys Cannabis daily, and hopes to eventually transition from a successful Cannabis journalist to a classic coffee shop author as the Leaf continues to grow in the coming decades. In true Lorax fashion, he enjoys hikes in the forest, communing with nature, and reminding people that “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”

This article was originally published in the June 2024 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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