During Washington’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, essential businesses are allowed to remain open. That means that 2020 Cannabis Solutions will still be selling flower, prerolls, concentrates, vaporizers, edibles and more during this time—with added precautions, of course!
Aaron Nelson, Director of Actualization for 2020 Cannabis Solutions, works behind the scenes to ensure that all their stores have the resources they need to serve their guests. These days, that means making sure that all customers can receive their goods in a timely—and safe—manner, and that they still get the quality of service that 2020 Cannabis Solutions prides itself on.
2020 Cannabis Solutions has now reopened all three of their Bellingham stores: one on Pacific Highway just off the I-5/Slater Road interchange, one on the Guide Meridian, south of Axton Road, and their original location at 2018 Iron Street, one block west of James Street. The Pacific Highway store recently moved into a new building.
“The physical experience of being in the new building is more aligned with what people expect from us,” says Nelson. “We pride ourselves on having the best products, best service, and the best collection of products.”
What do they have? “We have a lot of cannabis,” Nelson says with a laugh. But the sheer range and quality of products is what makes 2020 Cannabis Solutions so special. They have everything from smokable flowers to topicals, and a “huge selection of edibles”—chocolates, gummies, sour candies, and more. They also have CBD products.
“We even have a CBD tincture that’s purchased by a lot of people for use with their pets,” Nelson says. “It’s a vegan, bacon-flavored tincture.”
Guests also benefit from a generous rewards program, so it’s no surprise 2020 Cannabis Solutions has won Best of Bellingham and Best of the Northwest ever since they started including cannabis in those awards. Part of that comes from their exceptional variety and quality of products; another reason they’re so beloved is the people who work there.
“We take a lot of care in making sure our team is made of people who really care about taking care of people,” says Nelson. “There is a genuine spirit of service in everyone we hire.”
That spirit of service extends into the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
That means that you can still get cannabis products, as well as enjoy a virtual budtender experience. Virtual budtenders provide the same services as in-person budtenders.
“As people are doing preorders for the first time, don’t feel you have to use the website to order,” Nelson explains. “You can call 360-734-2020 or go on our website and we have virtual budtenders standing by ready to take your order or answer your questions.” They’re happy to help coach customers through this new process.
Part of this process involves adhering strictly to social distancing guidelines for the health of 2020 Cannabis Solutions staff, as well as the whole Bellingham community. These new procedures comply with CDC guidelines regarding social distancing (a practice of maintaining at least six feet of distance between people to reduce the potential of sharing the coronavirus).
They are also limiting the number of guests in the store at one time to ensure six-foot spacing, with floor markings to indicate dedicated waiting spots. 2020 Cannabis Solutions is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day, and opens from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. for vulnerable individuals and medical patients.
Nelson loves seeing the impact 2020 Cannabis Solutions has on people’s lives. “I was previously a nonbeliever in cannabis,” he admits. “But in the six years I’ve been in the industry, my opinions have done a 180. I see people come in knocking on death’s door and a few months later, after they’ve introduced cannabis into their life, they’ve got their quality of life back. I’m a firm supporter of the industry and what it does for people’s lives.”
Another reason the work that 2020 Cannabis Solutions does is so important is the opportunities they provide for meaningful employment. “It’s really cool to provide employment for people who, because of their cannabis use, have struggled to find employment in other industries,” says Nelson. “We see them absolutely thriving because we’re supporting their passions.”
It’s a great time to support local business, especially ones like 2020 Solutions that care so much about their employees, our community, and your health and happiness.
All three 2020 Cannabis Solutions locations are currently open for business: 4770 Pacific Highway, just south of the Slater Road exit from I-5, the north Bellingham location at 5655 Guide Meridian, next to the Hilltop Restaurant, and their location at 2018 Iron Street, a block west of James Street, between Kentucky and Iowa.
Warning: Marijuana products may be purchased or possessed only by persons 21 years of age or older. This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product and should not be used by women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.