Dispensary Review: Northwest Collective

March 01, 2017 | WES ABNEY

From the early days of medical to the new frontier of legal pot, the store has remained true to its roots. Photos by Daniel Berman.


Strains - 4/5

The flower selection here is solid and fairly priced, with nice looking nugs and pre-roll options starting at $8 and ranging from $10 to $15 for top shelf. Almost all the eighths are priced from $35 to $42 and produced by solid brands like Skörd, Rootworx, Cannabis NW and Green Acres. We saw Pink Cookies pre-rolls at 24.9 percent THC from Northwest Cannabis Solutions, Caviar Gold-infused joints for $20 and a whole lot of tasty other flowers!

Edibles - 4/5

The shop is super reasonably priced and full of tasty treats to get your medible high on! With 10mg options starting at $6 and 100mg options from $25, it is easy to find something yummy to get high with. Evergreen Herbal and Winterlife Cannabis have full line options, along with sprays and tinctures from Silica Phoenix and Circanna. We even saw the new Loaded Soda options and Nasty Jack’s Blue Balls. Don’t take it out of context, just give them a try.

Concentrates - 5/5

We really liked the wide variety of concentrates, which were all at fair prices. With grams and half grams alike priced at $25, you can find exactly what you are looking for here. We saw top shelf options from NWCS, Avitas, FlavRX, Rootworx and Sitka. We loved the Lemon Sorbet BHO from Cannabis Northwest — check out our dabbing review on the page!


Environment - 5/5

The best part of NWC has always been the environment and that hasn’t changed since their days as a medical collective. The owners and staff truly care about the patients and everyone who comes in. The shop offers free coffee and popcorn every day and serves up good food on Fridays. NWC is a business that celebrates the people who keep it open. Expect to get great customer service and a connoisseur/MMJ approach to budtending.

Overall - 17/20

Few shops in Washington have been around as long as NWC, or gone through as many changes and transitions as they have. We recommend stopping by on a road trip or just as a local. From even the early days of medical to the new frontier of legal pot, the store has remained true to its roots: quality products, friendly staff, free food and a compassionate approach to helping people get high. 

9326 Kimmie St. SW, Olympia, WA 98512

(360) 915-6071



lemon-merigne-score.jpgFruity, skunky and sweet, this flower is an extra special treat. The buds are solid and frosty and reek of pungent delicious Cannabis. The sativa-dominant strain has uplifting and energetic effects, and is perfect at the start of a day or as a pick-me-up after a big dinner in the evening. (26.9% THC | $12/g)


chocolate-turtles-score.jpgThese delicious little bites are super tasty and almost impossible to limit to just one. Each chocolate morsel is made of layers of chocolate, pretzels, caramel and pecans, which combine for an intense and yummy flavor bite. We found two bites per was perfect, and easily killed the bag between two people for a fun and decent dose and experience. (Six pack, $16)

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