Breed: Upland Weed Hound
Favorite Sport: Chasing light, bubbles, reflections, lasers, smoke, wind, anything that moves.
Hi, I’m Stogie the official shop dog. When I get to come into the store, I love to visit with our customers. They seem to like me, too. I really like to smile at everyone and say hello in my own way. I’ll greet you when you come in and maybe even do a trick or two to make your day happy. I work for treats, so if you like my tricks, ask a bud tender for a treat to give me.
Reuben, AKA Lorde Vapormort – is an expert in all the mechanical and electronics in concerns to the cannabis industry. Also a huge knowledge base in cannabis since he has been in the industry for 5 years as both a grower and extractor in a medical facility in Oregon, before crossing the bridge and embracing the changes and progress in the industry across the river in Washington. Highly passionate in the field, he has the ability to find a strain for the activity the person wants to engage in taking it further than the typical indica, sativa, or Hybrid mix; making sure the person gets the most out of the bud by the tool used for THC delivery. When not nerding out on marijuana and the culture surrounding it he also like to be a creative force. He’s quite active in the Hip-Hop Industry performing shows at Roseland Theater, The Hawthorne and other local venues. He also practices the culinary arts and is figuring a way to cross promote the food world with the cannabis culture on a soon to start YouTube channel. Also a Veteran Glasspert from the Mary Janes House of Glass store in Northwest Portland, this is the guy to talk to about grass, glass, or general knowledge about products.
Favorite Strain: Cotton Purple Chem
Favorite Smoking Activity: Visiting the river with my trusty dab rig, or cruising the beach with a joint.
Are you curious about the “dabbing” craze that is getting all of us so high these days? Then come talk to Nyssa about the best way to enjoy your first dabbing experience. Too often I hear stories of people not enjoying dabs simply because they are unaware of the basic steps to ensure you have a smooth effective hit. Come talk to me and I promise you’ll be a dab lover without losing that love you have for your old school bud. I have been passionate about cannabis since 2002 and have enjoyed educating my community in the legal cannabis industry for almost 2 years. I have a background in medical assisting and love to help customers and patients understand the importance of having an open mind to the healing properties of cannabis vs pharmaceutical options. I am an Indica/Hybrid gal and my very favorite strain is Cotton Purple Chem, which claimed the people’s choice award at the 2015 DOPE cup in Seattle. It has a very pungent sweet diesel smell with a happy and euphoric high. I will never pass up a day at the river, rock hounding with my trusty dab rig. Or a drive to the longest beach in the world for a drive down the coast with a joint.
Nyssa holds a Medical Cannabis Certification.
Favorite Strain: Super lemon haze; by anyone who can grow a decent super lemon haze.
Favorite smoking activity: I like to be high for physical activities such as hiking, the gym, being adventurous, and when I go out with friends for social activities.
I am a banana with a good vibes only policy so naturally I was drawn to the cannabis industry. Cannabis helps me in various aspects of my life. I am a very physical person who likes to use a good indica as part of recovery to help my body rest and sleep after physically demanding days and before physical activities I’ll smoke an energizing sativa to put my head in a spot where I can push myself. Plus I love the social aspect of smoking. I feel like it builds a sense of community to sit in the circle with friends and pass the joint.
Favorite Strain: Gorilla Glue
Favorite Smoking Activity: Working out and cleaning the house
Favorite Strain: Blackberry Kush
Favorite Smoking Activity: Getting creative.
Being in the industry and growing with the industry has molded the way I view a lot of other things in my life. I have always been a little outgoing and out there. When I was first introduced in to the cannabis lifestyle I never thought ultimately my career path would end up being in the cannabis industry. I always wanted to be a teacher but now I found a way to be able to combine the two and use cannabis for educating others. A few things in life keep me happy, my pup, my family, and cannabis. I find myself most outgoing and creative with indulging in product such as blackberry kush. A dabber at heart but still a flower girl, I get to experience the best of both worlds.
Favorite Strain: Obama Kush by RGL Industries
Favorite Smoking Activity: Taking and editing photos while listening to vinyl on my record player.
“The good vibes of the community is what first drew me into the cannabis industry, and now I can’t get enough of it! Being able to share, educate, and, help others with many different ailments of their lives naturally has really become a passion of mine. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my cats and exploring the great outdoors with good company (and of course a good joint!)”
Favorite Strain: Jack Wreck
Favorite Smoking Activity: Playing video games or going for a hike.
I started consuming cannabis to treat my anxiety and depression, but it has really helped me in many facets of my life. It gave me confidence to earn my bachelors degree as well as enjoying life every day. When I’m not working I really enjoy video games and hanging out with my awesome cat.
Favorite strain: I’d have to say that my favorite strain has got to be XJ-13, the sweet, floral taste and smell coupled with the near perfect balance of it’s hybridization leads to a strain that hits every point on my list.
Favorite Smoking Activity: In my free time, I enjoy getting out into nature, hiking, fishing, and camping. As long as there are trees around me I’m a happy camper (pardon the pun).
My favorite thing to do while high is go fishing. To me there is nothing more serene than a line in the water, and a joint in my hand. There is also nothing better than having that serenity shattered by the excitement of a fish tugging on the line and the ensuing struggle, being high just makes it that much better.
I love the cannabis industry because the plant, quite literally speaking, saved my life. I was diagnosed with a chronic, cyclical nausea disorder which made eating and living a normal life almost impossible. I went from 220lbs to 170lbs in less than a month and I very nearly starved to death, had it not been for cannabis eliminating the nausea and allowing me to eat. Needless to say, I’ve been a huge proponent ever since.