Choom is completely devoted to bringing you the best customer experience imaginable. This is achieved through our meticulously curated retail environments, top-notch cannabis supply, and an extremely wide range of brands.
For starters, we first wanted to acquaint you on how Choom blossomed into the company that it is today.
The Choom Story
It all began in 1979 on a small Hawaiian island, with a group of close friends who called themselves the “Choom Gang”.
Choom is an old Hawaiian verb which means to indulge in pakalolo, and pakalolo is a word for our beloved plant cannabis.
Even though this close-knit group of weed-loving companions would later go on to influence the world, back in the day they were all about catching waves and living free.
The Gang’s favourite mode of transportation was a beat-up Volkswagen van, which they lovingly dubbed as the “Choomwagon”.
According to one amusing anecdote from Barack Obama’s autobiography, the future president’s Toyota and the Choomwagon almost crashed into each other on their way to the top of Mount Tantalus near Honolulu.
Luckily nobody was injured, and the Choom Gang found the teenage Barack stumbling on the side of the road, while he was “laughing so hard he could barely stand up” (excerpt from “Barack Obama The Story” by David Maraniss).
A lot has changed since then, but some things remain the same – the Choom Gang is still sharing adventures, cultivating good times and sparking cool ideas.
Shopping at Choom
If you’ve never visited one of our stores, don’t worry, we’re here to help you out.
Firstly, it’s essential to remember to bring your ID with you.
Once you enter Choom, our cannabis educators will make you feel right at home, and help you with anything you’d like to know.
You can also browse and shop our current selection on the interactive tablets located throughout the store, by placing your go-to items on a virtual cart.
Once you’re ready to place your order, you can head directly to the till to fulfil it, or you can place an order on one of our tablets, and afterwards proceed to the till.
We’re accepting cash, Debit, MasterCard and Visa, while AMEX is available at select locations.
You can also order items from home with “Click and Collect”.
It functions by browsing through our items online, and adding them to your virtual bag on Choom’s menu.
Once you submit your reservation, the items are now reserved, and you can follow them along with real-time status updates.
When you’re ready to collect your items, you will skip the line in any of our stores, then pay and enjoy the rest of your day.
Where to find us?
Choom currently operates in multiple stores across Canada
Our Alberta locations include:
Box 1015-115 2nd St. West
1206 Calgary Shawcliffe
631 Shawcliffe Gate Southwest
1208 Camrose 48th
5703 48 Avenue #205
1211 Cold Lake 50th
5308 50th Avenue
Cold Lake, Alberta
1212 Cold Lake 8th
1020 8th Avenue Southeast
Cold Lake, Alberta
320 Centre Street
1215 Edmonton 107th
10502 107 Avenue Northwest
1218 High River
416 Centre Street Southeast
High River, Alberta
3B-5629 44 Street
1225 Red Deer
5511 50th Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta
10140 107th Street
1230 Calgary 14th
2719 14th Street Southwest
As for British Columbia, we are located at:
1102 Vancouver Olympic Village
191 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
1391 Richards Street
Finally, you can find our Ontario store at:
1501 Niagara Falls
7555 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Please refrain yourself from entering our stores (and self-isolate immediately) if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Sore Throat
- Runny Nose
- Shortness of breath
Use our designated sanitation stations upon arrival, and please keep a distance of 6 feet (2 meters) from other people in the store.
Depending on your municipality, masks may be mandatory to enter the premises.
We appreciate you doing your part in preventing the spread of Covid-19.
We are an elevated cannabis retailer, with a network of corporate owned stores, selling a curated assortment of cannabis and related products.
The Choom Gang
It began in 1979 with a group of friends on a small hawaiian island, with an even smaller van. This weed loving crew would go on to influence our world, but back then it wasn’t about the future, it was about having good times with good friends. Plenty has changed since then, but one thing remains the same; they are still sharing adventures, sparking ideas, and cultivating good times.
1. Please consume responsibly.
2. When canning any food at home (e.g. cannabutter or canna-oil) you should be very careful since there can be a risk of the appearance of toxin that can lead to botulism, a very serious illness. This happens when food is canned, processed, stored or handled. Bacteria that cause botulism can very quickly grow in cannabis edibles that are made at home. Bacteria can cause botulism poisoning which is a very serious illness that affects the body’s nerves and produces serious health consequences.