THIS LITTLE SHOP JUST NORTH OF ARCATA BAY IS ONE OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY’S FINEST, WITHOUT A DOUBT.
Nestled in the city of McKinleyville and only about two miles from the Pacific Ocean, Satori Wellness began serving its community March of 2018. Derived from the same ownership as OG skateboard wheel and hemp clothing brand Satori Movement, the front half of their dispensary is both a skate shop and clothing store. The dispensary is compact, brightly lit and packed to the gills with Cannabis products of all kinds. Between the relaxed and friendly staff, the intimate interior and high grade products gracing the shelves, the good vibes are felt in spades.
Extensive would be a serious understatement when discussing any portion of Satori Wellness’ menu. Stocked to the brim with over 50 flower options from all over the state, over 130 concentrates of all different kinds, 150 plus edible options ranging from purely medicinal tinctures to classic sweet treats, more than 30 topical products, and an insane seed catalog that regularly clocks in at over a 100 different varietals, Satori Wellness’ menu will leave absolutely no customer disappointed. Pricing as a whole is approachable and with a huge range of products, every budget has options to pick from here.
HISTORY & VALUES
Satori Movement was founded in 1998 as a hemp apparel and lifestyle brand with deep roots in the then burgeoning skateboard scene. Owner Craig Nejedly, a California native, Cannabis farmer and skateboarder, launched the dispensary in 2018 after 20 years of creating consciously crafted wares for skateboarders and hemp enthusiasts worldwide. Nejedly is also the proprietor behind Talking Trees Farms, a well-known sungrown Cannabis farm based in Humboldt, and High Grade Distribution, a Cannabis wholesale and distribution business. Their extensive menu and collaboratively focused High Grade Distribution brand clearly indicate a strong desire to work with and support their industry peers across the state.
The budtending staff at Satori Wellness consists of 10 dedicated ‘cannaisseurs.’ Executive Director Kate Haenni explains, “We host budtender training sessions through our vendors as well as in-house budtender appreciation events.” Staff is carefully selected and every budtender here has had either retail experience, Cannabis experience, or both. Unlike many dispensaries, ownership and management here not only condones but encourages product sampling “so that budtenders can better understand what makes each product unique and help each customer make the most informed decision,” says Haenni.
With an absolutely stacked menu, a friendly and incredibly knowledgeable staff, a plant-touching owner, and a unique and approachable storefront you could bring your grandmother to without hesitation, this little shop just north of Arcata Bay is one of Humboldt County’s finest without a doubt. The menu alone is worth skipping others to shop from, but all of the other positive attributes present equate to an experience that is greater than the sum of their parts. 100% positive I will be hitting Satori Wellness up any time I’m passing through the area – forever.
1551 NURSERY WAY B
story by NATE WILLIAMS @NATEW415 | PHOTOS by DANIELLE HALLE @SWEET.DEEZY