Eight Dollar Eighths
Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Have you ever gotten one of those holiday tins of candied popcorn? The last one I had was a crazy hodgepodge of cheese and chocolate and caramel corn all mixed together, and when I finally got to the bottom of it, all that was left was a witch’s brew of small cheesy and chocolate chunks mixed with bits of caramel. It was delightful.
Yeah, this is an odd way to start a blog about pot, but I promise there’s a parallel. We order our flower in bulk, obviously, and it comes in huge bags. After we sell most of it, what’s left in the bottom of the bag is all the good stuff—tons of kief, little orange hairs. and pieces of “popcorn” bud that are all flower and no stem. Frankly, the leftovers are almost better than the big buds from which they come, but it doesn’t have the same “bag appeal,” which means it doesn’t look as good as full-fledged flower to most people.
But budtenders aren’t most people. We know that the shake in a dispensary is different from what most people call “shake.” It’s all the good stuff, just like the tasty remnants in the bottom of a holiday popcorn tin, and we love it. It’s just as potent and pure as the big buds that made it; it’s perfect for rolling joints because you don’t need to grind it; most importantly, this stuff is ridiculously affordable.
Up until now, when we got to the bottom of the bag, we’d sell a little of it as a “shake special,” but then we’d buyout the rest for ourselves. After all, working in a pot shop has its perks. But we’ve decided to share. So, from now on, we’re going to weigh out this shake into eighths, and we’re selling it for $8 after tax. Yes, you read that correctly, you’ll be able to stop by The Greenery on any day of the week and leave with a full 3.5 grams of the good stuff for eight bucks.
It’s kinda crazy, if I’m being honest, because I’ve been in this game long enough to remember when you couldn’t find an eighth of any sort for under $40, but times are changing. Weed is getting cheaper for us, which means it’ll get cheaper for you because we’re all on the same team. Five years ago, the most affordable ounce we offered was $349, but now we sell pre-packed ounces every day for $59 after tax. Seriously, that’s an 83% cut. A couple weeks ago, we debuted our $39 pre-packed half-ounces, which was also unheard-of back in the day. And in another week or two, we’ll start selling a 100mg edible for $9 after tax, which is mindboggling considering how everything started.
Lastly, yes, prices are dropping everywhere, but it’d be amiss to not tell you that ours are by far the most affordable in Durango. The cheapest ounce sold by any of our competitors is $80.40 after tax, and we beat that by over twenty bucks. The same goes for half-ounces and eights and concentrates and edibles. Simply put, we’re doing everything we can to give you the best possible prices on everything, including these new $8 eighths, because We’re Your Best Buds!