Happy Haze

Come for the vibes, stay for the community

Written by Javay Frye-Nekrasova, Photographed by Armando Ramirez – 4/20 Edition, 2024.

If you are a long-time cannabis user and Eugene resident then the corner of Oak St. and 14th is probably familiar. Standing there is a white house that has been a dispensary for years. Recently that dispensary has gotten a new owner, new staff and a new vibe under the name Happy Haze. 

The first thing customers see as they walk to the door is a privacy film adorned with a marijuana leaf. Stepping through the door you will be greeted by smiling staff and cool vibes. Colorful lighting fills the store, with lava lamps and cool 60’s/70’s-esque flowers all over. As you look around the store you experience happy vibes as you slowly pick up on the establishment’s 70’s vibes, which create a groovy shopping experience.

Happy Haze is owned by Cat Mann, who wanted to inspire more connection within the community. Happy Haze is a “mom & pop shop” deli-style dispensary that is all about having options for everyone, being an active part of the community and creating a space with good vibes that leave you feeling far out. The shop is focused on serving underserved communities and providing cannabis offerings from minority identity groups, which you can see in the variety on display.

Customers appreciate that variety, as well as many of the other offerings the dispensary has. Happy Haze wants to make sure there are options for everyone, regardless of budget, form of consumption or “unique things you might not be able to find in Eugene,” said Mann. Their offerings include a $2 gram available everyday, daily deals and a diverse selection of strains.

Cannabis products aren’t all Happy Haze offers though. You can purchase snacks in the shop to cover your munchies and expand your collection with new glass pieces. The variety they have is made possible by their inclusion of so many Eugene local businesses.

Happy Haze gives back to the community in various different ways. “We want to become part of the community and serve the community,” said Mann. From organizing events like their 4/20 picnic, using plastic container recycling and organizing with other cannabis businesses in Eugene, they have integrated themselves into the community. 

“[We’re] trying to have our fingers in a bunch of different pots to help out,” said Max Burroughs, the General Manager of the shop. They are currently in the works of getting more involved by creating volunteer opportunities, getting a food donation box and working to develop a collective of cannabis industry establishments in town. 

At first glance you may think that Happy Haze is just like every other dispensary, but they pride themselves on the special things that make them unique and stand out. “You’ll always be greeted with a smile, good vibes and weed knowledge,” said assistant general manager, Kelli Firnsin. If you have been looking for a dispensary where you can develop a connection with the budtenders and feel welcomed, consider visiting Happy Haze. You will be able to choose from a wide variety of products, engage with experienced and knowledgeable staff, get good vibes and leave happy before getting into your haze. 

Happy Haze offers both same day delivery, free with orders over $35, and pick-up orders from 10am-8.30pm. You can get 10% off your first order if you join their rewards program.