Cannabis Retail Guide: Bongs and Such Plus, Macleod Trail, CalgaryDeidre OlsenJuly 3, 2019
The head shop operates three locations in Cowtown, but for now, it’s only the outpost on MacLeod Trail that has the added option to purchase actual cannabis in a store adjacent to the original accessories store.
Having catered to the city’s cannabis consumers long before prohibition’s repeal, the brand is highly regarded amongst the local cannabis community. Author, writer, editor, and activist Lisa “Mamakind” Kirkman, for one, writes in a testimonial that the “caring, compassionate staff will help you meet your needs, even if you’re not quite sure what those needs are.”
Among the many new cannabis retailers that have earned Macleod Trail the nickname ‘M’Cloud Trail’, this location of Bongs and Such Plus is all about the bud.
With accessories housed in the namesake store next door, this outlet almost exclusively sells dried flower, prerolls, oils, and capsules.
Considering the cluttered potpourri of products at its neighbouring predecessor, this store is surprisingly modern and sleek.
Cannabis is the main attraction and cabinets wrapping the perimeter are stocked mainly with cannabis products alongside a pared-back selection of smoking, vaping, and ancillary items. You’ll want to see next door for a wider range of paraphernalia.
The compact store can feel quite intimate.
Solo shoppers can navigate the store easily. Digital menus mounted to white walls list available products and prices, meanwhile tablets situated on wooden tables allow patrons to browse menu options and product information with their fingertips.
Those seeking assistance can speak with a team member stationed at the counter. Knowledgeable staff can advise on different strains and products, retrieve orders, and process payment.
Products & Pricing
While a handful of bongs, pipes, and other smoking utensils are offered alongside rolling papers and grinders, as mentioned, the real treasure trove of accessories can be found next door.
What You Should Know
Don’t forget to bring your ID! Those that look younger than 25 should expect to get carded.
This location is wheelchair accessible. And, the store’s strip mall location means there’s reliable parking right outside.