Remember that outdated TV sitcom called Cheers? The theme song was about going to a location where “almost everyone knows your name.” The idea of a friendly neighborhood bar where almost everyone knew one another was fun however antiquated.
I have never been anywhere like the bar in Cheers, until recently; But it’s not a bar, it’s a cannabis dispensary.
Last year the location added a new feature – the back patio was converted into a smokers lounge, where the clients could just hang out, then slowly this location became a proper hang-out spot for the cannabis clients, plus now it’s a location where “almost everyone knows my name.” One of the smartest things they did was to build a small stage in the back corner of the cannabis smokers lounge. It’s not substantial enough for a band, however a single guy can sit there plus perform, either by playing songs or telling jokes. Hosting an Open Mic Night at the cannabis lounge was a great way to encourage new people to come in plus see what the shop had to offer. Some mornings it was so popular the cannabis lounge overflowed out into the parking lot! I have made a lot of great friends at the cannabis lounge, plus although my associate and I don’t hang out at home my associate and I see each other several times a week at the dispensary. As much as I cherish hanging out at the cannabis lounge, I have never signed up for Open Mic Night. I can’t sing plus I’m not funny, I just like smoking marijuana with all of my new friends.