By Sue Vorenberg
Cannabis Daily Record
Vancouver, Washington — The Herbery, a premium cannabis dispensary chain, and Cedar Creek Cannabis, a top-shelf grower, have won the Columbian newspaper’s Best of Clark County competition for the second year in a row.
The competition, in its ninth year, added a cannabis category in 2016 for the first time. That year, The Herbery won for best dispensary, Cedar Creek won for best grower and Mary Jane’s House of Glass won for best head shop.
This year, The Herbery won both the best dispensary and best head shop categories.
“We are extremely excited and appreciative,” said Jim Mullen, Chief Operating Officer at The Herbery. “We’re thankful to our customers for spreading the word. We’re so glad people like what we do. And we’re going to have a huge Best of Clark County sale this weekend to celebrate.”
The Herbery has been consistently working to keep prices low on glass and paraphernalia, and Mullen said winning that category was a welcome surprise.
“We didn’t expect that, but we certainly wanted to win the category because we feel we belong there,” Mullen said. “It’s just so great. It’s terrific. And yes, we’ll also have 20 percent off all of our paraphernalia this weekend.”
The Herbery’s sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will also include several top shelf flower discounts – including strains from Phat Panda, Doc & Yeti, Nettles, Fireline and of course – the other Best of Clark County winner – Cedar Creek, Mullen said.
Details will be on the company’s website soon, he added.
Cedar Creek won the county’s best grower category both years, and has been highly touted among local reviewers.
Mark Michaelson, co-owner of Cedar Creek, said the company is thrilled with the win – and he also has some great new surprises in the works for customers this year.
“It’s most exciting because it’s something that’s voted on by the consumers,” Michaelson said. “The fact that they like what we do just makes us want to do better and better.”
The company is expanding its facilities in Vancouver and plans to launch a variety of new strains and products this summer or early fall, he said.
“We have some new strains we’re working on that are just off the hook – really great stuff,” Michaelson said. “We’re also putting in a commercial kitchen this summer. We’re going to come out with some really nice high end chocolates, and they’re going to pack a punch.”