Our story really begins in a time decades past with a confident young man filled with unlimited enthusiasm, curiosity and a drive for excellence who lived in many places before settling in Oregon. Recruited to play college football, he turned down a scholarship and parlayed his outgoing nature into a job selling bandwidth for Eschelon Telecom (a communications company) when fortunes were being made during the advent of the Internet age. As the slowdown hit, he moved from one hot industry to another -- mortgage lending -- and continued to make a great living. He moved onto commercial lending, and then venture capital funding start-ups.
One of Simpson's interests, horticulture, is where he found that he had a proverbial "green thumb." It led to a collaboration with a horticultural professor and he eventually opened a hydroponic retail store before beginning a grow room building operation that would forever change his life.
It was in 2002 when his grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer that William observed first-hand the benefits of cannabis in the management of her pain and loss of appetite. That experience solidified his view as to the need for readily available medical-grade cannabis for people who were suffering from various diseases and conditions. In 2005, with the appropriate authorization, he built a laboratory-like grow in his basement and began selling equipment to others for the same purpose.
As medical marijuana took off in Oregon, Simpson's business grew (he designed and installed numerous grows in the Pacific Northwest) and The Green Future Garden Hydroponics LLC was incorporated in March of 2009, which included a consulting element (they were one of the earliest consultants in the cannabis space) that increased the entity's margins as well as their expertise based upon experience in building-out dozens of state-of-the-art grow facilities.
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Chalice has been slightly more expensive than other places I've tried, but it also has the best atmosphere.
Marijauana still has a certain perception to it, legal or not, and this place takes away any negative connotation involving cannabis.
Interior is beautiful, clean, definitely more so than other places. People of great!
We really appreciate your honest and constructive review. We're so glad you felt that our store was clean and professional. We are constantly working with our vendors to lower our prices. As more vendors become recreationally certified, competition will naturally drive prices back down. We apologize for the market prices these past few months, unfortunately it is beyond our control. Thank you for your review and for rolling with Chalice.
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I bought a PAX 2 from this dispensary & it is defective & will not work! I called the store 3 times & was told I don't know how to use it even though there are a million websites that give you step by step instructions! I'm a moron! Went to the store & spoke with the manager. I shelled out 252.00 on the thing & it does not work, please exchange it for one that does. I was told they couldn't do that, I needed to deal with the company that makes it. This was 3 days after I bought it! The employees are not very knowledgable, the product is more expensive & not any better! Do not shop there!
Hi, Mary. I was shocked and saddened to read your review. Let me be the first to apologize for any inconvenience this experience may have caused. At Chalice Farms, we are proud to partner with external companies that specialize in glassware and smoking accessories. We love to offer these products in our store, but once in a while, defects happen and things don't work. Unfortunately, all sales of glassware and vaporizers are final, and we do our best to make sure that is clear before any purchases are made. The great news is, PAX does offer a 10 year warranty on their products! Please visit https://www.paxvapor.com/ . They are extremely easy to work with and can definitely help you to get this situation resolved. We hope you'll give us another chance to earn your business. Thank you for your review.
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I've been to chalice a handful of times. Very rarely had to wait in line. Upon entering I am greeted by my salesperson who focuses on getting me what I need. Was a bit awkward when I went to get money out of the ATM at first, as he was just standing there waiting for me. Maybe put the ATM in the lobby? Anyways bud quality is top of the line but you will definitely pay the price. I haven't heard of any incentive rewards programs like punch cards or electronic text memberships etc. Probably losing customers to dispensaries that do offer free pre-rolls and other perks.
Hi PDXJeep. We hear you! Things are changing here at Chalice Farms. Previously, we featured display jars of the flower strains we carry within easy reach of customers to grab. However, under new legislation, rules have changed slightly and we are now required to keep any cannabis products under lock and key, so to speak. The good news is that now that everything is securely locked, we are also able to give you more breathing room while you shop. We are also working on lots of exciting new things for 2017. Please go to www.chalicefarms.com to sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter. We shoot off email blasts regarding upcoming/ongoing specials, as well as any info about upcoming incentive or reward programs! Hope to see you soon.
Nice place, very clean. but about $10 more expensive then the place at the top of pacific hwy (99) and lot less of a variety to choose from. and they never give out freebies like the other places.
parking is also right off the main road, if you want privacy, this isn't a good place.
Oh and they close at 9pm on Friday and Saturdays, that's a bit of a bummer too.
Hi there, thank you for your constructive review. We are constantly working hard to improve every aspect of our business and provide a truly remarkable experience for each of our customers. Currently, Chalice Farms operates under an OLCC recreational license that enables us to sell our products at a reduced tax (17%, as opposed to 25%). In addition, Chalice Farms offers a $2 preroll of your choosing to all our first time guests. Under current legislation, we are not legally allowed to give any cannabis products away for free. As for parking, we totally understand the desire for privacy. There is limited parking behind our building if needed. Hope to see you again soon!
Tigard Chalice is absolutely amazing. From the original opening day staff to the boss man we call Sensei Dragon Slayer, its always a good time, and we feel like family there. Now the best part... THE BUDS!! YUM! We've never been disappointed, my favourite is the Sour OG and the ace of spades. If you want a great atmosphere, with out feeling rushed in and rushed out, and some top quality bud Chalice is the place for you!
Thanks for your great review! Chalice Farms hopes to provide memorable and exemplary service for years to come. Please come see us again soon!