The Kushery in Clearview
18026 Highway 9, Snohomish
Granddaddy Purple, especially from Phat Panda or Topshelf
AK 47 by Gorge Gold
HiBurst from NWCS
How and when did your store start up?
We opened in April of 2015 after having our medical store open for three years; we applied for licenses and won ours in the lottery. We bring a lot of experience with us from our medical store. We wanted to stay close to our original store to hopefully help the same people we have been helping for the last five years.
What’s the story behind the name of your store?
The Kushery was an easy choice for us. You go [to] the bakery for bread, but if you want some good kush, then come to The Kushery.
What does your store offer customers that they can’t find anywhere else?
The two things that separate us from others is customer service and knowledge of products such as strains with terpene profile experience. The way we take time to help people is by far the thing that people will experience once they are in our store. We take time to help.
How has the cannabis industry changed since you have been in the business? Where would you like to see it go?
The cannabis industry went from a community to a more cutthroat industry. Companies are on a race to the bottom trying to cut prices that are going to cause them to collapse.
What are the biggest challenges you face in this industry as a store? . . . Biggest joys?
Our biggest concern and hurdle is to make sure we are 100 percent LCB-compliant. With the laws and rules changing every day, it’s hard to stay on top of it. The biggest joy is seeing people’s faces when they come and see all the good stuff we have on the inside of our store; people always leave smiling. That is the best feeling.
What is the one thing you want patients/customers to know about your store?
There are no dumb questions. We want people to know they can come in here feeling comfortable and getting some knowledge, but we are also here for the most advanced smokers with the newest and latest products available to them.
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
We just hope to make a store that really helps people makes them feel like they are the most important thing to our business, and we appreciate every customer. If we do that and keep the shelves stocked, everything else should fall into place.