The Greener Side, Eugene, Oregon

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By J.Toker

Every time I go to The Greener Side, this is what happens: I walk in, have a great conversation about cannabis with one of the budtenders, then I walk out with something new and special to try. I’ve discovered many of my favorite strains there. At the Greener Side, they carry some of the best flower in town.

The store is conveniently located in a business complex on 15th and Oak, close to downtown Eugene. The waiting room area is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. There are multiple rooms one can relax in during the short wait for a budtender, including a room with glass pipes and other pot-related products for sale.

Once your budtender appears and invites you back, you follow him or her to one of two different rooms, depending on whether you are a recreational consumer, or a medical consumer.  The Greener Side has an excellent selection of edibles and concentrates, in addition to a very wide selection of some of the best flower I have tasted, produced by excellent local growers like Ogre Gardens, High Mountain Organics, and Geek Farms.

The first time I discovered a life-changing strain of bud at The Greener Side, it was the famous Gorilla Glue #4. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try this stony, sativa-dominant hybrid, do so at your first opportunity.  As soon as I mentioned that I prefer sativa-dominant, my knowledgeable budtender recommended some Gorilla Glue #4 grown by Geek Farms. I’ve since gone to other dispensaries and sampled versions of this killer strain produced by other growers. I always enjoy it, but the best Gorilla Glue #4 that I have smoked, by far, came from The Greener Side.

Another favorite strain I discovered at The Greener Side was UK Cheese, grown by Ogre Gardens. I’ve tried a few types of cheese strains from different dispensaries. This is the best one so far. The flavor and fragrance of this hybrid flower are best described as earthy and pungent, with a hint of sweetness. There is a musty, cheesy smell that many people notice. The dark green buds are tight and dense, but still soft. The buds are covered in thick, dark-orange hairs. The effects from smoking this unique and amazing strain differ between users. says that “most users experience alert, sativa effects that allow for mental relaxation without sedation, but it may hasten bedtime for some” and also that this strain is “popular for its energetic, euphoric head effects combined with its impressive pain relief potential.” That might be why I went back for another half-ounce.

For me, personally, UK Cheese is mostly a night time smoke, very relaxing. But it is also one that can be enjoyed during the day, as long as I don’t have a lot of things that I need to get done. This strain is great for improving mood. It makes me feel happy and relaxed every time I smoke it. Thank you, The Greener Side, for turning me onto such a brilliant strain of marijuana.

This unassuming little pot store is among the very best dispensaries in Eugene, a town with at least 30 different places currently selling legal cannabis. I am excited to find out what new strains of flower I will discover the next time I visit The Greener Side.