While Island Herb has its roots as a licensed medical marijuana dispensary, with the legalization of recreational cannabis, the Freeland shop embraced the opportunity to expand its focus.
The result is a welcoming setting, staffed with knowledgeable, experienced staff who are committed to helping both medical and recreational cannabis users find the right product for their unique needs.
The knowledge you need
It starts with in-depth training. First, all staff have completed the Washington State’s medical marijuana certified consultant course, meaning anyone working during your visit can answer your questions and offer guidance – no need to wait for a specific employee so you can access the state’s medical marijuana registry.
Additionally, all staff members must complete recertification training each year. This, accompanied by the ongoing training and product education at the store level means you can feel confident the Island Herb team will provide sound consultations.
Recognizing the challenging year 2020 has been for many people, more clients are looking beyond support with pain, to explore how cannabis may help mental health and stress, for example.
The care and compassion you want
Whether you’re new to medical or recreational cannabis, or are looking to expand your knowledge, the Island Herb team fosters a caring, welcoming environment and a customer relations philosophy founded upon compassionate care.
They also understand that with cannabis available in many different strains, forms and potency, and with new innovations coming all the time, selecting the right products can be complex. The team wants customers to feel comfortable spending time with a consultant, discussing their desired outcome, and exploring any questions or concerns.
Island Herb staff also bring their own influence as to the shop’s products – a valuable hands-on approach that ensures budtenders are fluent in the language of capsules, tinctures, topicals, flower, edibles and concentrates.
They can also offer alternatives for those with specific taste aversions, for instance, allergy or dietary restrictions, or preferences about a product’s psychoactivity.
From its large, comfortable retail space, Island Herb offers weekly specials, veterans’ discounts and education about the properties of cannabis products. Stop by, meet the staff and check out the selection. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. visit Island Herb in in Freeland on South Whidbey or online at whidbeyislandherb.com You can also stay on top of the latest news on their Facebook page.
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