“After trying several red shops in town, we finally made it to Oz. Which is one of several shops within walking distance of our place.
We were immediately struck by the clean, modern aesthetic of the shop. It felt modern and a place people of all ages would feel comfortable buying products.
We went on a Saturday morning and were lucky enough to have a lot of one on one time with the budtenders who were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and gave a really genius explanation about what ratios of CBD/THC were analogous to non-cannabis pain relievers I have used in the past when trying to select a type of breath strip to use for back and knee pain.
They gave other great insights into growers and a number of topics that I found extremely interesting and helpful.
Their online menus are also worthy of note, as they are one of the few around here that really spell out in detail what a user can expect to taste, smell, and feel. This is so much more important to me than a list of percentages and growers which only give one a fraction of the story.
We will definitely return in the future and I highly urge everyone to check them out. Excellent job, all.”
Thank you very much for such a nice review. We make a concerted effort to offer our customers in depth information about our products and one of the ways we do that is via our menu wall. We want customers to have the freedom to read about products in their own time in addition to talking with us. We believe that the THC numbers represent a very small factor in determining the quality and effect of flower. Testing labs are not using the same processes to determine THC levels and so the numbers can vary wildly. We look forward to seeing you again. Have a great day.
Thank you for the nice review. We really like to make sure folks have lots of info about products before buying. It just makes sense to us as it results in a more satisfied customer. Puffin does a great job with their flower and we are really pleased you are enjoying it. We will let them know. We look forward to seeing you again.
“I really enjoy the menu on the walls, with each strain and it's details listed in a clear and easy to find fashion. The staff was great help and fun to talk to, even after I finished shopping, we continued to discuss 101 topics and it was great, very welcoming.”
Thank you for the kind words! We are pleased you found our menu system easy to navigate and our staff helpful and welcoming. It's extremely important to us that our staff is very knowledgeable about the products that we sell, the market in general, and that they continue to evolve their cannabis expertise. When we have the time, we really like to get to know our customers! Thanks for coming in and we look forward to seeing you again.
“It's great here, spacious with windows (doesn't make me feel like i'm walking into some hippie joint or an underground grow operation). everything they have is posted on the wall. it's pretty clear and organized. ”
Thank you for coming into the shop and your kind words. We too really like the fact that we have uncovered windows for an open, bright and welcoming space. Our menu system is unlike any other store in WA. and feel that it gives customers an easy way to navigate the 250+ items we have for sale. We look forward to seeing you again at OZ.
“Within a 10 block radius of where I live in Seattle (98103) there are 6 places I can go to. Of them all, this is my #1 place. Owners and staff know everything that you need to know about different strains. Not like some places where they have no clue and make poor recommendations. There's also a quality control process with the growers that they represent. And from what I can tell and see... prices are very competitive. Every so often they have "value packs" that's worth looking into... check the website for current deals. Love this place. Check it out if you're in the area. You'll be glad that you did.”
Yes, it is odd but I believe 98103 is home to six different licensed retail shops, which means that OZ. has to be at the top of our game, all the time, for us to be successful. Pricing is certainly one component of this, but I think more important is that our selections are all great value. Each and every one should be better than expected given the cost. This is our goal. Vendors bring samples and we try everything before we bring a new company in house... and once they are in house, we have certain expectations as well. So, yes, quality control is a big thing for us. Thank you for noticing, and thank you for your business, and taking the time to write.
“Out of the 20 or so shops I've been to in Seattle, OZ. is still my favorite.
The reasons, OZ. is number one are several.
First off, price-wise OZ. is excellent. Although you won't find ike's style 6 dollar grams, that is because Ike's is selling garbage weed. Oz.'s growers are thoroughly vetted and the owner is willing to chat you up on each grower they purchase from.
Beyond the bargain basement low-quality pot shops that sell pesticide-pot (liberty reach), there are quality pot shops around town. Ruckus in Capitol Hill for example. However, OZ.'s prices are just a little bit better. Bougie fancier shops like Stash, while carrying nice product, often charge silly markups. Obviously, all pot is marked up from the grower. Such is the nature of 502.
Oz. however when it comes to grow selection, and quality of growers, and price the best.
Oz. is also from a user design perspective, the best. The store is airy and clean with an organized full-wall display of the strains available on the wall.
The budtenders are patient and knowledeable. I'd send my grandmother here if she wanted to purchase some cannabis”
Wow, where to start! Thank you for the detailed and comprehensive review. We will never carry a product just because it's cheap. Everything in the shop is something we've tried and enjoyed, and everything is something we think is good value for the money -- sometimes great value for the money. For the record, we get TONS of families in here at the holidays, including more than our fair share of grandmothers! I can't imagine a better reputation, to be honest, than to be the kind of shop that people feel comfortable bringing their brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents and yes, grandparents. Thanks again for the review, and for your business, we appreciate it!
Thank you for the feedback! We think the clip board menu is key to allowing customers to shop at their own pace. Our goal is to be sure that folks can have access to as much information about a product as possible. We update the menu walls and our online menu daily so that our available inventory is at your fingertips. We are very glad that you found the menu walls useful. We look forward to seeing you again.