Budtender Spotlight: Annie

Name: Annie

From: California. Annie moved to Bend, Oregon in the 8th grade. She moved up to Vancouver with her husband in 1999 and has been here ever since.

“I love Vancouver, although I’d move back to Bend in a heartbeat,” Annie said. “The area just has so much to do – fishing, snowboarding, swimming – everything I love.”

Weed history: “I was with some friends shortly after high school when I decided to partake for the first time,” Annie said. “It just really helped me relax and socialize. I’ve been smoking ever since.”

Favorite strains: Cedar Creek Gorilla Glue #4 (which Cedar Creek packages for Dog House Farms), Honu edibles, Kush Farms prerolls and just about anything from Fireline.

“I love Fireline,” Annie said. “If I had to pick a strain it would be either After Chem #2 or White Durban. They’re both a great all-over body high. It’s very relaxing. I like to relax by the fire with my husband after the kids have gone to sleep and partake.”

She also really loves the new Unity vape cartridge from Cedar Creek Cannabis.

“It’s amazing,” Annie said. “Doesn’t get better than that.”

Customer support: “I’m good with all age brackets,” she said. “People come in here in a good mood – and just knowing people and what they’re looking for is definitely a plus. People make my job easy!”

Weirdest thing about you: “I like weird food – like toast with peanut butter and pickles on it,” Annie said. “I also hate cupcakes and cake. I’m an ice cream girl all the way.”

She was also a competitive swimmer in high school and Annie still teaches swimming in the summer.

“It’s been a passion for me since I was five years old,” Annie said. “My favorite stroke is probably the butterfly. It’s graceful and it takes a lot of hard work.”

Where do you want to be in five years: “I want to be moving up with the company, teaching swim lessons and just enjoy my life,” Annie said. “You’ve got to take every day as if it was your last and just enjoy – you’ve got to live and be free!”

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