6924 N. 79th Street Niwot, Colorado
Dank By Pank’s Ghost Train Haze
West Edison wax and shatter
Coda Signature chocolates
How and when did your dispensary start up?
Eight years after turning down their son Charles in his search for a loan to open a medicinal marijuana dispensary in his college town of Bozeman, Montana, Callie and Ernie reconsidered and banded together with their daughter Caitlin to start a recreational marijuana dispensary of their own.
What does your dispensary offer customers that they can’t find anywhere else?
Customer experience is our top priority; we want everyone to leave feeling happy, well-informed and accommodated. From our customer service to our aesthetic, everything has been thought through with the customer in mind. Our dispensary was designed from the ground up, meaning every aspect of the space was thoughtfully and intentionally designed by us to create a welcoming and pleasant environment.
How has the cannabis industry changed since you have been in the business? Where would you like to see it go?
Callie came to the cannabis industry after many years in the floral industry, while Caitlin made the transition to the industry to escape her high-stress sports marketing career and three-hour commute. Being in the cannabis industry has changed our lives for the better, bringing the family together. “I’m still in the flower business (which I love), but this is a very different opportunity,” said Callie of transitioning from one “feel good” industry to another. Ultimately, we’d like to see cannabis legalized in all 50 states.
What are the biggest challenges you face in this industry as a dispensary? . . . Biggest joys? Some days it’s difficult being the new guys in town, just getting started and learning something new every day, but being with family makes it easier. It’s been exciting to go through each stage of the process together!
What is the one thing you want patients/customers to know about your dispensary?
We have something for everyone, with one of the biggest selections in the industry. Using cannabis is not always about getting high, which is why we carry approximately 250 products including a large selection of CBD items to help with pain, sleep, anxiety and other medical issues.
If someone wanted to open a dispensary and get their feet wet in the industry, what advice or counsel would you give them?
Go for it! It’s hard work but a lot of fun, and you’ll meet a ton of great people along the way. It’s always rewarding when a customer comes back and lets us know that what we recommended helped improve their life.
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
Short-term, we hope to continue to make our customers happy and provide a great experience for them. Long-term, we want to continue to build upon the success of the Starbuds brand and give back to the community at large by providing educational seminars. As the brand continues to grow, we are excited to open Starbud’s 12th location this spring in Longmont located at 75th and Ute Highway #66.