Flower to the People
I like businesses that aren’t afraid to take chances; to buck stereotypes in a new and innovative way. For some, that’s incorporating a whole new approach to their otherwise stale business model, but it doesn’t have to be that “big” of a difference. For some establishments, a mere change in the norm when it comes to design and aesthetic is just as effective.
And, for one reason or another, when my eyes caught a glimpse of this uniquely lower-case namesake, I couldn’t help but drag my cursor over to it, and click the link to their official website to learn more about them.
What dispensary am I referring to, you ask? Why the Illinois-favorite, elevele, of course!
There’s an inherent fanciness and sophistication to this place’s title. It almost sounds like an expensive water company, in my opinion. But, with that sort of organic imagery coming to mind, it leads me to other thoughts of that nature, like “freshness,” “quality,” and “excellence.” Which is exactly what I was hoping to encounter on my maiden voyage to this Highland Park dispensary.
However, per my usual routine, I went ahead and paid their official website a visit. While on a dispensary’s website, I like to wander around a bit before committing my time and money to their business.
Which, honestly, I think everybody should.
You can learn a lot about a company, simply by taking in their web presence. And, though I’ve seen better designed websites in my day, I can’t help but applaud elevele for their simplistic approach to their overall web presence, which is more than what you can say for the average dispensary these days.
As I scrolled down their homepage, I soon stumbled across a little self-written blurb under the heading, “Our Services.” Seeing as how I was full of curiosity, I couldn’t help but stop my scrolling, and read this succinct summarization of their business model.
In which, they wrote, “Our simple goal is to help you find the level of care and quality of product that is right for you. While other cannabis dispensaries and weed shops will provide less-than-stellar service, we’ll take the time to understand your individual needs and provide the right product for you. Our quality medical marijuana dispensary is here to help patients in need.”
And, really, at the end of the day, isn’t that what cannabis is all about? I certainly think so!
Everything You Need To Know About Elevele In Chicago
They have parking.
Need I say more?
For anyone who’s tried to visit a dispensary in the area, especially since January, you’ve likely encountered a shortage of parking, and an influx in long lines. But, I suppose, that was to be expected.
However, when you come across a place that eliminates the hassle and stress of trying to find a spot, you don’t soon forget it. And, luckily, that’s what you can expect to find over at elevele.
Their quaint storefront is light gray, with subtle blue signage. There’s no glaring weed leaves hanging in the windows, no smoke-related imagery, just a calm, 7-letter sign indicating that you are, in fact, in the right place – if you’re looking to grab some government-approved cannabis, that is.
Upon entering, the place is kind of standard, to be honest. There’s a waiting area, a check-in desk, a showroom, and they are all very, very basic. There’s not a whole lot of character to be found in this location, but that’s not exactly detrimental, it’s just a bit, well, boring, that’s all.
However, that said, everybody that works here is incredibly polite and more than knowledgeable of their products, which is always nice. That sort of expertise really accentuates the cannabis buying experience, in my opinion.
For starters, this place has well over 150 items on their menu. Which is a fantastic way to kick things off, if I do say so myself.
As a lifelong fan of the floral medium of marijuana, I always mosey over to an establishment’s flower section, to see what they have to offer. And, at elevele, I was shocked to see that they have less than 10 items to choose from in this category. I was stunned by this realization. With over 150 items, they couldn’t spring for a few more strains?!
That just seems absurd. That sort of sight is equal parts surprising and depressing.
Moving over to their edible section, they boast an impressive 80 items to pick from. Which is nice, and perhaps even necessary, in order to get the poor taste out of my mouth from that lackluster floral category.
This dispensary also had a decent amount of cartridges to choose from, but if you’re looking for anything other than those two forms of cannabis, I think you’ll have a hard time over at elevele, I’m afraid.
They have quite an interesting price spectrum over at elevele, that’s for sure.
You can find budget-friendly flower options for super-affordable prices, but when you start to see an uptick in quality, that’s when the value goes up – and it goes up a substantial amount.
That said, if you are on a “bud budget” you will likely be able to find a few items that fit into your financial situation. But it won’t be easy.
If you fall in love with a top-shelf item at this place, and don’t have a lot of cash, you’ll probably have to relegate your purchase to an inferior item, which may ruin the entire experience for you.
Obviously, that’s a pessimistic hypothetical scenario, but it’s still worth mentioning. However, that said, it’s not impossible to find something you like at elevele, you’ll just have to really search for it.
I enjoyed their humble namesake, and abundance of parking. That sort of stuff goes a long way with the average cannabis enthusiast. But, upon entering their somewhat drab establishment, all my excitement seemed to slowly fade away.
By the time I left, I was a bit bummed that I wasn’t able to get any flower. Their supremely sheepish selection in this category of cannabis was a major let-down, and I had to settle for edibles that I didn’t really want. All in all, this place is decent, but I don’t think it’s a “must-visit” establishment, in my personal opinion.
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