One year ago, owners of The Herbery, Jim Mullen and Richard Zahler opened two locations affectionately dubbed the ‘I-205 Location’ and the ‘I-5 Location.’ Mr. Mullen spoke fondly of the opportunity to serve the cannabis community, “It’s an exciting new industry and opportunity, plus we like helping people. We really believe the plant is magical and we are very happy to be able to offer premium cannabis and cannabis infused products to everyone over 21. The emerging medical market is going to have a huge mainstream impact on alternative medicines. We can’t wait to be able to offer all the new medically focused products, July 1, 2016, and provide both recreational and medical grade cannabis to our customers and future patients.”
Nestled in a strip-mall on a busy road, The Herbery’s ‘I-205 Location’ fits in nicely among the diverse businesses. Upon entering the bustling store with a wide open floor plan, a friendly greeting came from a smiling man behind the check-in counter as he asked for ID. The store was in the middle of a food drive, with a full bin of food for Clark County families.
Plentiful counters, full of local brands Phat Panda, Cedar Creek, Fair Winds, Victory, and Doc & Yeti lined the store, filling it with flowers, extracts, and pre-rolls. Another counter contained differing topicals, including a THC infused personal lubricant from Bond Sensual Oil, the cleverly named “Icy Pot” & “Hot Pot” from Flying Dutchmen, and Fairwinds Flow CBD Deep Tissue. The edibles counters were a stash of yummy looking infused juices from Cannabis Quenchers, sodas from Legal, as well as counter full of treats from Magic Kitchen, Proper Chocolates, and Dank Edibles.
“Customer service is where it’s at” said the beaming manager Margaret Hanson as I asked about the numerous smiling employees available to assist the steady flow of customers. With 4 registers, there was no waiting for a budtender when customers had questions or were ready to complete their purchases.