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Washington’s West Coast Wellness

There’s an entire wall devoted to medicinal products, with everything across the entire spectrum to make you feel alive!

TRIED AND TRUE

As one of the first medical shops in the state, this place began as a collective in 2011. And 10 years later, you’ll still find original owner Rachelle Mitchell on-site with the same directive since the beginning – to provide the best personal experience possible for the benefit of the plant and the community. Along the way, the challenges of an inexperienced governing body and their misguided advice have not made it any easier, but she recognizes that is also what builds character. And this little hot spot on the way to Mt. Baker has plenty of that. 

SETTING THE STANDARD

Getting footing in a rural area hasn’t been easy, but quality and consistency has equated to a brand that’s become a local favorite. It’s the kind of place where everyone knows your name. Here, they believe that everyone is family, and business is based on trust. It’s the good recommendations that go a long way to keep the fine folks of Everson coming back. And even with the loss of Canadian tourism, the shop has endured. With such wonderful proximity to Mount Baker, there is a revolving door of caring people who are down to share fun conversations about their love for Cannabis and outdoor recreation. 

AMBIENCE IS A MUST

With a new and improved entrance, you can chill outside in the garden and enjoy a spritzer while opening the lungs to some fresh mountain air. You’ll wallow in soft summer breezes whispering down from north of the border, with the last bit of summer sun warming the arms and face. Inside you’ll see comforting improvements from the humble beginnings of the medical days, where you’ll be greeted by a curated glass selection that extends to the rear of the showroom. The medical side of things is where you’ll find the differentiation here. If you need an hour to be educated, then an hour it is – no worries. In fact, there’s an entire wall devoted to medicinal products, with everything across the entire spectrum to make you feel alive and well!

FESTIVE AND APPROACHABLE

Each month is a different thematic scheme in the decorating of the shop, making every day a celebration. In fact, there’s a themed grab bag available with some hand-selected treats that fall into the category of that month. Fun, right? Another aspect that sets this place apart from the competition is the attention paid to health and wellness, making the heart glow and the vibes flow. Please say hello to Liz and Nick who are the veterans of this delicious parlor of perfection, and of course, medically certified. Oh, and there are plenty of tails wagging, too – thanks to the dog friendly atmosphere. 

FLOWING FLAVORS

FLOWER

For the real goods – make that real greats – Sub X are local heroes who provide some phenomenal Apple Fritter and Orange Poison strains. Another local winner is Clandestine. You’ll want to try the sativa dominant Salmon River if you’re headed out to the water to listen to the glistens.  And for the wild card, check out the Herba Locktite strain that will plant you on a significantly comfortable perch. 

Photo by Daniel Berman

JOINTS

For the infused beauties, the top row is stocked. You’ll find some Boggy Boon tins with a three-pack of little Stone Age joints for five bucks that are ridiculously good. For full gram and double half-gram packs, you’ll want to try Blue Roots, Creekside and Cannavore. Lastly, the From The Soil two-strain, 10-pack options sell out quickly with tons of combinations for your mix and match pleasure. 

CARTS

Avitas is a staple for CO2, as well as Hellavated for distillate. PAX and Airo round out the wall with lots of disposables if you’re around for the weekend, and then have to catch a flight or cross a border. If you’re going the affordable route, check out Peak cartridges. And if you’re on the lookout for some quality CBD, then Skagit Organics has some fantastic options. Their RSO is some of the best in the state, too!

DABS

High Noon, a small company with big dreams, brings their tasty treats here all the way from Skagit County. Dessert Dabs from Major League Marijuana are always flying off the shelf because with the re-introduced terpenes, there’s no denying the candy and fruit flavors. Dank Czar hash rosin is always a top shelf favorite, and the Shaved Ice live resin is quite tasty indeed. 

EDIBLES

People go crazy for the drinks out here. Anything with a 1:1 ratio kills it with the thirsty crowd. The Ray’s Lemonades provide that boost in short order, as well as the Mojo’s. And if you’re lucky you’ll find the Mobius infused drinks, when they can keep them in stock. If you’re looking to ring up a recipe, try the Blaze orange and root beer sodas. And if candies are your thing, the Verdelux are local peeps done good – very mouth-watering – and you’ll want to get your hands on their Lush gummies. And for other delicious options, definitely direct your attention to the Illuminations and Pebbles

SPECIALS

There’s something special about their specials, where every day you get a deal. But Thursday is the biggest day – where you spin to win to see if you’ll lock in deals of up to 25% off anything in the store. And for the most convenient shelf-shopping ever, the entire bevvy of yummy treats is color coded for the easiest experience. You can even check out the produce with magnifying glasses to further investigate the bud structure and shiny crystals. 

Photos by @nwleaf

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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