"ECO’s primary goal is to meet and exceed the needs of both legacy users of cannabis, as well as those new to cannabis post California recreational legalization."
OAKLAND, Calif. (PRWEB) January 10, 2019
ECO Cannabis announces the grand opening (January 10) of its first retail dispensary located on the world famous Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, California.
East Bay’s first retail cannabis dispensary geared towards lifestyle and wellness offers customers a singular experience thanks to its highly trained staff trained and specially curated products.
Understanding that traditional cannabis dispensaries can be confusing and intimidating, ECO was created to “break the mold” of the rote cannabis buying experience. From the second one walks into ECO, the space exudes the feeling of a “high-end” retail store. Everything has been thoughtfully and intentionally designed to provide an open and modern cannabis experience.
ECO offers the best and largest selection of quality vape pens, CBD products, and edibles available. They also offer a large selection of flower, tinctures, and topicals.
ECO showcases a number of unexpected lifestyle products designed for both the cannasseur and the canna-curious: Infusion devices, cannabis-centric cookbooks, and the latest in health-conscious consumption.
What makes ECO truly unique is the way they have expedited the purchasing process though express-style online orders and a self-service in-store check-out option, allowing customers to avoid long lines while still ensuring excellent customer service.
This balance is achieved through the use of ECO’s highly trained “Experience Guides.” Each “Experience Guide” is assigned a customer for a personalized in-store consultation with every visit. This one-on-one staff interaction ensures that every customer gets exactly what they came in for, whether it be a sleep-aid, pain, and inflammation relief, or just something to help them relax at the end of a tough day.
According to Bronwyn Kopacek, Chief Marketing Officer:
“We are excited for what this new space means for those local to Oakland and the Bay Area, adding to the fabric of this vibrant city; in the opportune jobs that we have created for those with prior cannabis convictions, the impact of the Oakland Equity Program and also through the wellness products we offer. Our mission at ECO is to become the social equity standard for the cannabis industry.”
ECO Cannabis is dedicated to neighborhood beautification programs and employing individuals with previous cannabis convictions; ECO’s impact extends well beyond its doors. They have also supported 8 different equity businesses by providing them with free rent at their campus for a 3-year period, thus allowing them to get set up for success.
Kevin Ahaesy, Chief Executive Officer, had this to say when asked about his vision for and take on the Cannabis Industry:
“We have built our in-store experience based on the predicted trajectory that we foresee. In 2019, we will continue to see a shift in consumer consumption. Vape pens and edible products will continue to rise in popularity, as flower sales decline. Terpenes, which guide the high, will become increasingly important to those seeking specific effects from the plant. We expect to see a sharp increase in senior (50 years old +) consumers, with CBD products being the main driver for this increase.
This vision was fundamental to the way in which ECO was formed. ECO’s primary goal is to meet and exceed the needs of both legacy users of cannabis, as well as those new to cannabis post California recreational legalization.”
ECO Cannabis: Oakland, CA Dispensary Location Details
ECO Cannabis is located at:
2435 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 338-3001
Hours of operation are Mon-Sun: 10 am – 8 pm
GRAND OPENING: 1/10/2018
About ECO Cannabis: ECO Cannabis’s core mission is to deliver an optimal and altogether unique shopping experience, offering premium cannabis products for those interested in integrating it into their wellness and lifestyle. With a unique classification system tailored to the effects induced by terpenes, customers can easily find high-quality cannabis products to suit their needs. In addition to offering its carefully curated products in an enjoyable setting, ECO is committed to supporting the community through its employment practices, neighborhood beautification programs, and charitable giving.