“Today was my first visit to this gem, and it set the standard for how I rate local dispensaries. If you’re not doing it like Urban Greenhouse, you’re not doing it right.
Urban Greenhouse is like dispensaries in Colorado and Washington. Sure, there’s a guard at the door like other dispensaries (in Cortez, CO & Bellingham, WA, I don’t recall security at the door). However, when you walk in the door, the check-in staff isn’t tucked behind bullet proof glass and a muffled microphone. The beautiful young lady at the desk greeted me and smiled. She took my card and state ID (again, first visit). There was no paperwork. Filling out the contact form was optional. Minutes later she gave me back both cards. At all the other places, they pass it along to the bud tender and you get it back later; you know the drill. Nope, she entered my info and quietly called my name to give back the cards; I hate those microphones and muffled voices through that thick-ass glass. Then, I sat right in the middle of the sales floor on comfortable benches for a few minutes while waiting for a bud tender. Some other dispensaries have nasty lobbies; clean your damn couches people! Urban Greenhouse’s lobby is pleasant and comfortable. I’m not sure, meant to ask, if the plants in the lobby planters are real, but they definitely look cool and add to the atmosphere.
Next, Jeremiah came to the lobby and called my name. He was super pleasant and easy to talk to. He explained their model, which is amazing. If you’ve never been, I’m not going to ruin it for you. Just go and experience it. If you’ve been and are like me, you probably love their approach.
And while I feel like it was my lucky day, I think it was a normal day for them. HG was outside the front door doing a promo. I spun the wheel and walked away with a nice lighter, which is what I wanted. A stoner always needs a lighter. The other stuff was cool, but I didn’t need a t-shirt. I was going to buy a lighter, so winning one was perfect! Halo Infusions & Extractions was inside, and had cool swag. I got to pick (no wheel spinning) and grabbed another lighter. Also, because I made a medical purchase, I got a freebie from Halo - a pack of infused gummies!
With the new patient BOGO and Halo sample, I got a quarter of flower, an edible and two new lighters for $38.01. But I got much more than that. I got a good experience and a new way to measure the value a dispensary adds to my life and lifestyle.
Side note for my Veteran brothers and sisters - I think they offer a 5% discount.