Jeramy and Yvonne Vaughn started Dancing Gypsies in Bellingham, with the vision of a neighborhood dispensary that honored the aesthetic and values they associate with cannabis—the festival culture, the fun, promoting small family farms, and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere with plenty of brain candy and good vibes.
It reminds me of an old record store I loved as a teenager—
—the posters and art that, by themselves, elevate your mind; the whimsical color scheme, and the complete absence of any corporate, sterile vibe.
Great experiences are partly about what’s missing. Don’t expect to be overwhelmed with option overload or dozens of budtenders in uniforms.
At Dancing Gypsies, you’ll get a kind greeting—most likely from Jeramy or Yvonne (they’re there every day) or from one of their eight or so budtenders. It’s a small group. Two or three per shift, and they all know their stuff and seem to enjoy customer interaction.
Jeramy, who has been into cannabis since—well, it’s been awhile—says,
“WE TELL OUR STAFF ALL THE TIME, ‘HOW MUCH YOU SELL IS LESS IMPORTANT THAN THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU BUILD.’ OUR CUSTOMERS KNOW, WITH US IT’S NOT JUST ANOTHER TRANSACTION.”
Jeramy is particularly excited about their local mom & pop vendors who are putting out incredible, connoisseur-grade product—people like:
SubX (Ferndale) uses world-class genetics and a unique bedding system to grow some of the finest, kindest, most delectable herb you can get.
Clandestine Gardens (Acme), owned by two brothers, is an old-school cannabis grow-op on the family farm. And they’re putting out some of Washington’s favorite, most in-demand weed.
Casual Cannabis (Bellingham), a small-batch producer, uses an ingenious, proprietary growing technique (which I hope we can cover in a future post!) to maximize their limited space.
Heavyweight Heights (Bellingham) not only takes great pride in their growing process and strain selection, but they have a fantastic website—and their boxing-glove packaging is on point.
Dancing Gypsies is one of those places that just makes you feel good. Their local product is superb, their staff is passionate and obviously enjoy what they do, and their overall vibe is fun and light-hearted. The name “Dancing Gypsies” really captures the essence of what Jeramy and Yvonne are doing. Go check them out at:
794 Kentucky St., in Bellingham