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Shopping at Choom: 101

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 Choomchoom retail

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. 

choom interactive tablets

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.

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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

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Our Alberta locations include:

1203 Brooks

Box 1015-115 2nd St. West

Brooks, Alberta

T1R 0S3

 

1206 Calgary Shawcliffe

631 Shawcliffe Gate Southwest

Calgary, Alberta

T2Y 1W1

 

1208 Camrose 48th

5703 48 Avenue #205

Camrose, Alberta

T4V 0J9

 

1211 Cold Lake 50th

5308 50th Avenue

Cold Lake, Alberta

T9M 1S2

 

1212 Cold Lake 8th

1020 8th Avenue Southeast

Cold Lake, Alberta

T9M 1K2

 

1214 Drumheller

320 Centre Street

Drumheller, Alberta

T0J 0Y0

 

1215 Edmonton 107th

10502 107 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, Alberta

T5H 0W2

 

1218 High River

416 Centre Street Southeast

High River, Alberta

T1V 2C2

 

1221 Lloydminster

3B-5629 44 Street

Lloydminster, Alberta

T9V 0B2

 

1225 Red Deer

5511 50th Avenue

Red Deer, Alberta

T4N 4B8

 

1228 Westlock

10140 107th Street

Westlock, Alberta

T7P 1X3

 

1230 Calgary 14th

2719 14th Street Southwest

Calgary, Alberta

T2T 3V2

 

As for British Columbia, we are located at:

1102 Vancouver Olympic Village

191 West 2nd Avenue

Vancouver, British Columbia

V5Y 1B8

 

Yaletown

1391 Richards Street

Vancouver

V6B3G7

 

Finally, you can find our Ontario store at:

1501 Niagara Falls

7555 Montrose Road

Niagara Falls, Ontario

L2H 2E9

 

Covid-19 Precautions:

Please refrain yourself from entering our stores (and self-isolate immediately) if you have any of the following symptoms:

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • 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.

~Aloha

Disclamer

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.

2 thoughts on “Shopping at Choom: 101

    1. Hey Andrew, thanks for getting in touch. We are planning to open new stores soon, stay tuned.

      Choom Team

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