7924 River Road E., Puyallup
Top Selling Strain
Cookie and Wedding Cake crosses
Top Selling Concentrate
Affordable sugar resin
Top Selling Edible
Anything Chocolate and Pebbles
How and when did your store start up?
We started as a medical collective (Green Solution Collective) in 2012. Shout out to all our medical patients that made today possible! In 2013, our first medical and recreational sister store opened in Lacey. Since then we’ve added five more locations—Olympia, North Spokane, Cheney, Auburn and our latest store opened in Puyallup on December 2017.
What’s the story behind the name of your store?
For the few of us that were able to make the transition from the medical into the recreational market, the LUCID name represents the dream that turned into reality.
What does your store offer customers that they can’t find anywhere else?
We strive to offer amazing medical and recreational customer service. We believe that there are multiple ways to shop, and we want to provide the best experience that suits your style.
How has the cannabis industry changed since you have been in the business?
Life has changed dramatically in the cannabis industry. We went to working one [on] one with farmers in an extremely tight-knit community to a dramatic influx of new farms and faces. It was great growth for the industry as a whole, and new [friendships] were forged.
The biggest change we have seen that directly affects our customer is the line that used to define mid-shelf and top shelf products has blurred due to a steady slide to quality products at more affordable costs.
Where would you like to see it go?
We would like to see stabilization within our industry.
What are the biggest challenges you face in the industry as a store?
Due to constant changes in cannabis law, our biggest challenge is interpreting the rules and regulations to keep our customers, team members and farmers safe and compliant.
Our biggest joy is being a part of positive change in our community. We are able to watch our team grow and build friendships with other retailers, producers and processors.
What is the one thing you want patient/customers to know about your store?
Whether you’re a medical or recreational customer, a longtime user or a newbie to the doobie, we honestly care about you.
If someone wanted to open a store and get their feet wet in the industry, what advice or counsel would you give them?
It’s a long play, be prepared to sacrifice for what you want, and follow your dreams.
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
Our hope is to change our community, city and country, one person at a time and extinguishing the negative stigma that has plagued our industry for decades.