Words by Delaney Rea | Photos by Trevor Meyer
The year is 2017, and you can shop for weed online.
Rejoice: it’s finally here. An Oregon pipe dream has been realized, and recreational marijuana is legal. As a registered voter in Oregon during the autumn of 2014, you may have played a part in making it a reality. So if you’re a supporter of (highly-regulated) legal weed, your first question might be: what’s the absolute best dispensary Eugene has to offer? You don’t need an eagle’s eye to notice that dispensaries have been popping up all over Lane County ever since the law passed. While the multitude of locations may be overwhelming, there’s one dispensary that really sets itself apart: Cannabliss Sorority.
Sitting on the corner of 11th and Patterson, Cannabliss has a location you’ll probably recognize. Before even setting foot inside, the location stands out due to the unique quality of its building. Unlike many dispensaries in the area, which occupy unassuming and architecturally uninspired structures, Cannabliss resides in a beautiful Victorian-era house. If it weren’t for the green neon signs that sit in its windows, you could practically mistake the huge building for an actual sorority. The property is actually on the National Register of Historic Places, a list of notable U.S. locations curated by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It’s probably not a wild assumption that the average dispensary can’t boast that honor.
Upon entering, it becomes clear that the upscale promise of the exterior won’t be let down by what’s happening inside. The Sorority is part of the Cannabliss franchise, which also has locations in Portland and Springfield. Suffice to say, the chain has based their success around the expertise they offer. Whether you’re embarking on your first cannabis experience or consider yourself a highly seasoned user, Cannabliss’ staff is incredibly helpful at making sure you choose the right product for your, well, needs. The knowledge of their on-site experts puts Cannabliss cut above the competition. Referred to as “budtenders,” they can help you figure out the perfect strain of weed for whatever kind of high you’re looking for.
Featuring a wall covered in flower varieties, each with a unique name like “Candy Mango Diesel” or “Willy’s Wonder,” Cannabliss has no short supply of smokable options. They offer a menu of sativas, indicas and hybrids, making sure you’ll find more than one kind of the strain you desire. If you’re looking for an alternative method, the rest of their selection is nothing to smirk at. With edibles, concentrates and more, there’s a multitude of way to approach the cannabis experience at Cannabliss. You can even place your order from the comfort of your own home by using their website. It’s a well designed, user-intuitive system that makes shopping for the product incredibly simple. Once you’ve placed the order, you can head to their shop and pick it up yourself.
To explore what Cannabliss Sorority has to offer, check out the shop itself at 588 11th Ave. in Eugene. They can be reached by phone at 541-600-8185, and online at www.CannablissandCo.com. The shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cannabliss Sorority received 1st place best dispensary in EMG’s 2017 Best of Campus.