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Yakima Weed Co.

The mantra for bringing in the best Cannabis is simple: Would you pay for it yourself?

After six months of preparation, all the hard work has finally paid off! But it all began in the summer of 2016, when the North Yakima store opened their doors to lay the groundwork for this wonderful new enterprise. Started by a Cannabis and criminal law attorney who has also grown for 40 years, his dream of owning a chain of retail outlets has finally come to fruition. And with the help of General Manager Jose Javier Ulloa, what you see here is a fully realized store that was beautifully conceived.   

The intention from the outset was to create the most qualified purchasing experience in town through atmosphere and offerings. Everything stems from roots on the Cannabis planet, so with those five years of earning bumps and bruises from the other store, it was clear to these plant lovers that flower comes first – and the rest falls into place. Because when you can show your clientele that you have the weed wisdom, the trust builds. And trust is what we are all looking for when dropping our hard-earned cash. 

For Jose, it’s all about aromatherapy – and when it comes to smell, the nose knows. The mantra for bringing in the best Cannabis is simple: Would you pay for it yourself? He knows that if you build qualified trust with your people, they will carry you through the inevitable slumps. Therefore, they work with established, reliably consistent farms so the budtenders don’t ever have to feel like they’re “pitching” a brand. Reputation is vital because it is the key to longevity – and these good folks intend to be her for a long time.


Staff Picks

FLOWER

KENT: KINDNESS CANNABIS—GMO

ASHLEY: LIFTED—Biscotti

LUPE: KINDNESS—Tropical GMO

JOINTS

KENT: REDBIRD—Virginia Smash

ASHLEY: TREEHAWK—Candyland Cookies

LUPE: LUCKY LOU’S—Kush Cake

CARTS AND DABS

ASHLEY: CANNA WHUPASS—OM Guava

LUPE: SKORD—Breath Mints

KENT: COMMON ROOTS—Panda Momma

ASHLEY: SUB-DIVISION—Jealousy

LUPE: PREMIER—Tropicana Cookies

EDIBLES

KENT: HOT SUGAR—Fruit Drops

ASHLEY: JUNE’S—Dill Pickle

LUPE: SKAGIT ORGANICS—RSO

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 November 2021 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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