Always Reaching for a Higher Leaf: Setting the Bellevue Bar


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Higher Leaf – Bellevue, WA

Higher Leaf has provided customers with great cannabis since 2015, and will reach even more consumers with their second location in Bellevue, which opened this past year. Molly Honig, one of the owners, spends her days managing the week-to-week operations of the Higher Leaf empire. Molly, her husband and a few other partners dove headfirst into the cannabis industry with no experience when I-502 became a reality. They “believe in personal choice,” and by supporting the cannabis industry feel they can help others make their own choices regarding the plant. “We’re always asking ourselves, ‘How can we can move to a better version of Higher Leaf?’” remarks Molly.

Higher Leaf - Bellevue, WA

The Bellevue location was designed to reflect their mission: Provide a place for people to make their respective cannabis choices, with great customer service and a relaxed environment. Guests can either browse the display cases at their leisure, or jump straight in line to be helped personally by one of the friendly budtenders waiting behind the counter. Every customer is given their “moment” to engage with a budtender for a tailored one-on-one interaction, no matter what they’re looking for.

Higher Leaf - Bellevue, WA

Molly emphasized that cannabis “is a plant for everybody,” and “anyone can walk in [our store] and feel comfortable.” The team at Higher Leaf has gone above and beyond for their customers, from their cycling daily deals to their online ordering system.  They’ve even managed to turn outside experience inward, bringing technology to the cannabis industry; Molly’s husband custom-programmed a system to automatically update their paper menus, allowing for the greatest menu accuracy possible. Higher Leaf has taken the time to understand how to best help their customers, and their efforts have clearly paid off.

Higher Leaf - Bellevue, WA
Higher Leaf – Bellevue, WA


Aaron Miller

Aaron Miller has been a contributing writer for Dope Magazine since January 2016. Since joining, he has produced numerous features reviewing the many different cannabis products the Washington cannabis market has to offer. Along with writing, Aaron has been working on the retail side of cannabis since 2015. While studying print and online journalism for 2 years, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Central Washington University in 2012. He has a passion for cannabis education and would love to see much more funding for research into the effects of the individual cannabinoids. One of the top items on his cannabis bucket list is to road trip across America and smoke a joint in every state. With the trend of legalization, he hopes to realize this dream sooner rather than later.

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