In Redway, California — right in the heart of Humboldt County — lies The Country Club Cannabis dispensary. Humboldt County is one of three counties that make up the Emerald Triangle, the U.S.’s largest cannabis-producing region. The dispensary is currently closed to the public due to the pandemic. But, they have hopes to operate soon — according to their website.
Country Club Cannabis — An “Exclusive” Dispensary
The club, which asserts itself as “the world’s most exclusive cannabis social club,” is one an elite cannabis marketplace, where one can not only enjoy cannabis but become a part of a community. As explained on their website, the club was “founded on the belief that you should have space where your reputation and influence can be recognized among others who share your values.”
The exclusive dispensary offers high-quality cannabis products, and amenities like a spa, a rooftop greenhouse, and event rooms.
Look the Part
But, before planning a visit, be aware that the club has a dress code. That means no visible tattoos, no sneakers, and no ripped pants. The company requires that its guests come into their establishment with proper hygiene, which pretty much means looking presentable.
The Country Club Cannabis also reserves all rights to access a list of members’ personal records. This includes access to their criminal history, credit score, educational background, and citizenship status, as an exclusive and private club. The company also urges that new members have recommendations from current members.
Country Club Cannabis offers three levels of membership. Starting with the “Basic” membership, according to their website, one should expect access to spa access, as well as clubhouse dining and networking events. In the middle, they have a “Premium” membership which includes all basic membership access, as well as access to the rooftop greenhouse, and cannabis industry investment consultations.
Rising to the top spot is the “Supreme” membership, which includes all of the same benefits as the Premium membership, plus a monthly subscription to the country club, and access to legal counsel.
What’s on the Menu?
The Country Club itself offers a variety of flowers, concentrates, edibles, cartridges, pre-rolls, and topicals, seeds, and even accessories, all available in indica, sativa, and hybrid options — some of them made by Northern California producers, including Emerald Organics and Humboldt Kingz. The company also delivers to consumers throughout the Redway-Garberville region. Their current menu is also available on Leafly.
According to Country Club Cannabis’ website, its founder, L.H. Taylor said she created the company as a luxurious, safe space — but found what she describes as a “whitespace” instead.
This whitespace that Taylor speaks of refers to the cannabis industry, and how unrecognized it is in society. Her goal is to normalize cannabis use, and make sure all that join feel a part of something safe and comforting.
Country Club Cannabis’s Future Goals
Country Club Cannabis has hopes of opening in New York. So far, however, the state has only legalized the use of medical cannabis.
In fact, as part of an initiative to overturn the illegality of cannabis in New York, Country Club Cannabis started a petition. The petition urges Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo to end the prohibition of the plant. Officially, the Drug Policy Alliance — a non-profit organization based in New York City focused on legalizing illicit drug use — backs this petition.
Is This Your Dispensary?
Though you’ve got to look fancy doing it, at the end of the day, you’re with a community that can all relate to all things cannabis. And what more could one ask for? Just make sure that you look and act the part, and you are promised to enjoy an elite experience.
So, if you find yourself wanting to enjoy your favorite flower with a community that accepts and understands your needs, then The Country Club Cannabis might just be the right dispensary for you. And, what’s more, you can be a member of a country club all at the same time, how’s that for killing two birds with one stone(d)?