Since our lives have all changed, our consumption methods, like our cannabis options, have changed, too. Canada’s budtenders tell us how they enjoy Olli with a joyful spark this summer.
Jeff Donaldson at Blunt & Cherry in Toronto starts his summer days with an Olli Dragon Fruit Chew, and a plan. “I like to start my summer days slow and relaxed,” he says. He packs healthy snacks, arranges an outdoor meet with select close friends, and unplugs from the world. “Taking this timeout has become increasingly important for me during COVID. I love the Olli chews because they help me settle into a relaxed mood and mindset—and they’re pretty tasty.”
The taste of the Olli gummy was also cited by Celine Luddington at High Park Cannabis Co as she works a nature exploration into her new summertime ritual. “To keep adventure in my life, I’ve had to find new ways to explore old familiar places. I like to take an Olli gummy and head into High Park in Toronto with my headphones and my dog and try to get LOST.”
This notion of reinventing our pleasure apparatus in the post-pandemic world was repeated across the country. In Alberta, at NOVA Cannabis, Kyle Marowitch says he loves gardening with his 3-year-old and a strawberry Olli CBD chew.
“People don’t realize how relaxing gardening can be, it’s the perfect way to spend a healthy family day,” says Marowitch. “We have music playing on vinyl and the whole neighbourhood knows we’re gardening and sings along.”
Wayna Abrahams Laraque is a budtender at Alberta’s FOUR20Premium, and enjoys Olli Dragon Fruit Chew at the river with her earphones and snacks. “I sit there and vibe out, listen to music and chill,” she says, mentioning a particular candy shop in the Kensington area with to-die-for Slushies. “I roll solo-dolo. It’s COVID times. But I know how to take care of myself.”
Aaron Miller at Victoria’s Flight Cannabis goes kayaking with his wife after taking an Olli. He says the myth of the lazy stoner is well past its prime. “I’m not some stoner in the basement—this isn’t my first rodeo,” Miller says, adding that he likes to hike, kayak and swim. “Olli is the most consistent gummy on the market. I know what I can expect from the experience and my experiences are always good.”
Jennifer Singh works at Cori in Toronto. In the summertime, she says both the Dragon Fruit and Strawberry chews are part of her ritual.
“I’ll munch my Olli and some tacos and create a vibe,” she says. For Singh, summer is bliss. “I had the girls over to my balcony and they all loved the Olli Dragon Fruit chews and the summer is my favourite time—Olli is a big part of my summertime vibes.”