Weed Express is a utilitarian dispensary on the ground floor of the Summer Hill shopping complex located conveniently adjacent to the Prakanong BTS station. The shop is streamlined, clean, cool, bright, sporty and easy to navigate. The décor is minimalistic but energetic with upbeat music flowing through the speakers. A few benches, with educational cannabis material and cycling magazines, line the edges of the shop. This dispensary focuses on providing the customer high quality bud, not with loitering and hanging around.
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Weed Express is a utilitarian dispensary on the ground floor of the Summer Hill shopping complex located conveniently adjacent to the Prakanong BTS station. The shop is streamlined, clean, cool, bright, sporty and easy to navigate. The décor is minimalistic but energetic with upbeat music flowing through the speakers. A few benches, with educational cannabis material and cycling magazines, line the edges of the shop. This dispensary focuses on providing the customer high quality bud, not with loitering and hanging around. A constant stream of customers flows in and out of the shop: entering, receiving cannabis consultations, purchasing, and exiting the shop. The bud tenders, 5 owners and 4 staff, provide consultations which are carefully thought out, not hurried. This is the efficiency and simple beauty of Weed Express: Customers receive the full attention of their respective bud tender and quickly move to their next destination without delay.
Fourteen locally grown strains are available and presented on a bar in the center of the shop. The strains, all high quality, vary from the familiar and traditional old school ones to sexy new strains named after colors and candies (we will cover their Gruntz, Sour Diesel and Tropicana Banana strains in subsequent reviews). Pre-rolled joints, pipes, rolling paper and CBD oil are also available for purchase and can be found amongst the strains and on shelves behind the bar.
The Cannabis Avengers
Weed Express is sleek, bright, quick, creative and efficient. The same can be said about the owners of the dispensary interviewed for this review: Song, Neon, Tung and Be, who together resemble a superhero group of Cannabis Avengers. These Cannabis Avengers are all avid cyclists drawn together by their common love of cycling and passion for cannabis. Between the owners, Weed Express has the expertise of an architect, designer, horticulturist, and social media and business manager. Expertise which was put to quick use when they opened the dispensary within one month of cannabis’s decriminalization.
For Song and Tung, the love and knowledge of cannabis was gained in the USA and Spain respectively, where both gents used bud to medicate their ailing muscles after ironman events and grueling cycling tours. Upon their return to Thailand they found the quality of cannabis low and focused on improving the cannabis available in the Kingdom. Tung gained hands on experience growing high quality flower while Song deepened his knowledge of the application of cannabis for sports related ailments.
The owners are supporters of “Ethical Education” and see it as the best way to develop Thai cannabis culture. Weed Express practices Ethical Education by helping farmers develop and grow the best quality cannabis; while also providing customers access to and knowledge of cannabis to address individual needs and ailments. At least one owner is always in the shop to engage with customers and help with the “wise use of cannabis” for sports recovery, medicinal use, and mental health and passive use.
Weed Express works directly with their source farms to ensure the quality of cannabis grown and disseminate best practices and know how to the farmers. The shop commissions and purchases entire plants from the farms based on a trusting relationship, ensuring that Weed Express has a steady supply of locally grown high quality cannabis. In the short period of time that Weed Express has been open, the quality of bud has grown exponentially as the farmers have adapted their growing methods to the quality expected. Indeed, this humble correspondent can confirm the high quality of their products.
Weed Express is an aptly named dispensary. We recommend it as an easy, convenient and efficient shop where the user is assured of a high quality product. We at High Thailand recommend that our readers tap into the Cannabis Avengers as a resource when they visit Weed Express. They define the spirit of the shop and are part of the magic of Thai cannabis culture.