Higher Collective opens first Connecticut cannabis dispensary drive through

Connecticut cannabis dispensary drive through

Higher Collective, a dispensary chain with four Connecticut locations, will now have drive-through and delivery options at its Killingly and Willington stores. This marks the first CT weed shop to offer a drive-through.

“We’re excited to offer these innovative options, ensuring that our valued patrons have flexible choices when it comes to obtaining their preferred cannabis products,” Angie Lewis, owner and manager of the Higher Collective Killingly shop, shared in a press release.

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Patrons can officially order online and pick up their products at the dispensary drive-up window rather than go into the store at both locations. Delivery services are made possible thanks to a partnership with Green Coach Delivery.

The Killingly store is delivering orders now to valid customers in Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Danielson, Dayville, Eastford, Griswold, Killingly, Lisbon, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson, Voluntown, and Woodstock.

By December 1st, the Willington store delivery will also be up and running, adding Somers, Stafford, Union, and Willington to the service area. Orders must be at least $75 to qualify for delivery and will incur a $10 delivery fee. For a limited period, orders over $100 will waive the fee.

“Our ultimate goal is to continue helping individuals and families improve their quality of life, and we look forward to making a difference in the cannabis industry by providing a safe and professional means for adults to get high-quality cannabis delivered to their homes,” stated Jack Cochran, founder of Green Coach Delivery.

Cannabis delivery makes the plant more accessible to those who can’t make it to the shop. This includes those who might be housebound or parents without child care barred by law from bringing kids into the weed shop, to name a few.

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Higher Collective positions itself as a brand focused on social good and equity. Some company core values include social equity, community engagement, and empowerment. This move, while being good for business, is also a step towards a more inclusive cannabis industry.

There’s no news yet on whether the remaining four open shops in the franchise soon offer delivery or open a drive-through window. However, two additional shops are set to open in Bridgeport and Torrington come Spring 2024.

Certain states have delivery baked into the legislation, regulations, and culture–like California. But others (we’re looking at you Washington) have made it impossible to procure regulated cannabis anywhere but directly from a brick-and-mortar store. Now, in Connecticut, people have options. Thanks to Higher Collective, they recently got more robust.

Cara Wietstock is Senior Content Producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.