Collective: Hype Herbally Holistic Health
Address: 1120 112th St. SW. Everett, WA 98204
Phone Number: (425) 582-9385
Interviewed: Justin Ruiz (Owner)
does your access point offer patients they can’t
find anywhere else?
our own style. We have the prohibition era theme and try to tie it in to what
we do. I like how we keep it funky with the electro swing music playing and
everyone stays in theme with costume; were not just another “green” something.
We’re all from the restaurant service industry so we wanted to bring some of
that culture and finesse into what we do here.
How has the cannabis industry in WA changed since
you have been in the business? Where would you like to see it go?
am bummed out because as a kid I put all this money in the bucket every year at
Hempfest. I just wanted everyone to be able to smoke weed wherever they wanted
to and no one go to jail for it. But instead, we’ve got people who weren’t
involved with our fight to get this industry where it is now, and these guys
just jump on our back and say, “We’ll take it from here.” The people who
sacrificed and worked hard for this to be a reality deserve the credit and
opportunities that come as a result. Where I would like to see it go? This is
going to sound crazy but I’m tired of people getting pushed over for our
beautiful plant. I’m tired of the greed attached to it right now; the only
reason why our plant is at the price structure it is now is because of the risk
involved. Where I want to see this beautiful plant go is to take the price down
to $1 per gram, $2-$4 for the really good stuff. That way, you could include
all your crazy taxes and still make it affordable. Just push volume!!! You know
how many good people have died for our plant?
What are the biggest challenges you face in this
to see and hear some of the things that go on in this industry. We need to be
able to come together without jabbing one another; it’s like come hang out, don’t
talk about business, just take some time to get to know the people you are
working with instead of just making assumptions. Joys? No lie, being able to
give an alternative to these dope heads . . . these guys are zombies out here, and
we’re literally able to help them. Big Pharma plays a big role in this
generation, and it’s awesome to be able to get some of these baby boomers off
of four or five of their prescription medications.
What is the one thing you want patients to know about
your access point?
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do give a shit. We’ve lost a couple patients, and it’s extremely hard. We get
connected to our patients, to people and their lives, their stories. It gets
tough because when you care about people, you become vulnerable. There are
people struggling every day with life. All we can do is be here for them and
try to make a positive difference—a lasting difference.