I walked into this store with a promise that, during a brief relocation to Chestermere, if I liked the place they would see a lot of me. And boy did they ever.
The shop is right off the highway underneath the Chestermere public house, a bit hidden, and I drove past it once or twice before I found the little sign outside. The inside is beautiful, modern, with sealed nugs on display and a nice selection of glassware, grinders, rolling papers... the usual paraphernalia. Lift brand grinders are incoming soon!
Ryan, the mustachioed fellow who runs the place, is exactly what you want in your local shaman, be you a newbie or a seasoned pro. Whatever you're looking for, whatever symptoms you want to control or relief you seek to find, whatever trip you want to have, he's got something for it and his advice is solid, which is great for a tolerance monster like myself with no idea what to try.
He introduced me to Skunk Brand Hemp Cones which are now my #1 favorite way to smoke (by far the least coughing I do is with these blunt shells) and hooked me up with whatever random effect that I asked for, and it did exactly what I wanted: numb my chronic back and neck pain, calm anxiety, stress, and depression, and generally help me be more relaxed, open-minded, and creative. Whatever I needed, Ryan hooked me up.
They've also got a pre-roll happy hour and weekly deals, which I've not seen in many (any?) other dispensaries. Truly, it's worth the little jaunt out of town if you've got an extra minute, and as I said, it's conveniently just off the highway!