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Shop Review: The Herbal Connection

We came for the fresh flower, and are faced with a whopping wall full of it – 144 different offerings to be exact.

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The Flower Issue deserves a fitting feature. So, perusing the pages of Oregon’s overflowing offerings, we were pleased to behold the sheer selection that spans the shelves of this particular Eugene location. It’s been a steady source in the local community since 2014 and is getting ready to give back with a bargain-bedazzled celebration on its April 3rd anniversary. We sat down with General Manager Brittnea Acierno to talk about the wide variety of offerings and vibrant culture that’s cultivated a community of support over nearly a decade. 

Setting & Vibe

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The Herbal Connection (T.H.C.) sits conveniently between three of the city’s busiest routes. Catering to a clientele from each corner of the city, the staff at T.H.C. takes every customer’s needs into account when stocking up. That means they offer a vast variety of flowers and everything from accessories to edibles, concentrates and extracts.

To house this selection and stock, the dispensary sits in a sizable, industrial flex space that’s something like a canna compound, playing home to several related businesses. T.H.C.’s sister company White Label Extracts is in the building across the lot. “Having them be our right-hand man and always being able to work and collab together is great …they come in and teach our budtenders so much about oil and extracting.” Acierno continues to tell us that this knowledge trickles down to the overall sales experience, and budtenders feel confident informing consumers about all of the brands boasted in-store. 


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Like the best kind of “sister,” T.H.C. is always waiting next door with a sweet family discount on W.L.E. dabs. If you’re looking for their sugar sauce, shatter, honeycomb or cartridges, you’ll find everything you need here. But you won’t miss out on other incredible Oregon concentrate and extract selections either – while visiting, we browsed over 30 brands on the many shelves of this shop.

If dabbables don’t delight you, you’re sure to find a snack among over 20 edible brands. If you’re not wild about Cannabis comestibles, then perhaps a plethora of pre-rolls or the gentle touch of a topical product will suit your needs. 

We came for the fresh flower, and are faced with a whopping wall full of it – 144 different offerings to be exact. It may be daunting to some at first, but the spirited staff are standing by to make the process painless. Stocking such a massive array of options takes a mindful managerial staff, so we ask Acierno about the motivation behind the process: “We’re working with good people that also care about the community. But we focus on getting something for everybody, whether it be strain, price or potency.”


This location sees a high volume of customers. Even a visit during the slow hours offers a bit of the bustle. But T.H.C. is well-equipped with ample parking, a spacious store, a team of 25, and no shortage of smiling faces behind each of its many counters.

“They’re so sweet and knowledgeable,” Acierno says fondly of her staff. “There’s an at-home vibe, you know? We want to make sure we treat our customers like they’re friends and they’re family – like they’re coming into their grandma’s house. We want you to feel that same amount of respect and love and know that we care about you.”


On Wednesday, April 3rd you can stop by to meet the crew and stay for the festivities too! The Herbal Connection’s 10th-anniversary celebration will be underway with a parking lot party packing music, food, vendors, and fantastic deals on your favorite products.  

Staff Flower Picks

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Tropicana Cherries by Kaprikorn
Strawberry Guava By Resin Ranchers
Gelato #33 by Nelson and Co.
Galactic Runtz by Garden of The Gods 
Chimera by Frost Factory

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This article was originally published in the March 2024 issue of Oregon Leaf.

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