A few months ago, I wrote about a few cannabis-accessory boxes. Now, I’m happy to report Michigan has its first cannabis subscription box: HighHello.
The boxes contain $150 or more worth of mixed cannabis products for $100 per month. There’s also a $75 edibles-only option that’s full of infused goodies. Each box comes with access to a free, 15-minute virtual budtender experience, where customers can ask questions about products in the box or anything else relating to cannabis.
“By having these budtender sessions, subscribers will become more informed and excited about the products they get in their box,” said co-founder Vadim Shiglik.
There are some exciting products in each of the boxes — the company has already announced collaborations and partnerships with brands like Wynk, True North Collective and Lansing’s Lion Labs, to name a few.
If you’re interested in grabbing your own box of goodies, the first step is to make a profile on HighHello’s website. You’ll be asked for a delivery address, a valid ID and three delivery window preferences. (The subscriber needs to be home for the delivery to be completed.) The first box will be delivered within seven business days, depending on your availability. The delivery date can be rescheduled online up to 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival, the driver will check your ID to ensure it matches the information on your profile.
HighHello partnered with Aeropay, the cannabis industry’s leading digital payment provider, to allow customers to utilize bank-to-bank transfers. This means no more worrying about paying in cash or fumbling around with change on the day of your delivery.
After learning more about HighHello, I was beyond excited to receive my package. I opened the February box and was blown away by all the different products inside. Here’s a breakdown of some of the items I received.
Todd Rundgren, a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and sound engineer, is considered a pioneer of electronic music and progressive rock. He’s produced music for artists like Grand Funk Railroad, New York Dolls and Meat Loaf. Speaking about his collaboration with Royal Oak-based Cheef Cannabis, the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee said, “So, if I were to say that I was getting into the branded cannabis market, I think the response would be ‘duh.’ I’ve never made it a secret that I’ve sought inspiration from altered states. And while there’s no guarantee that you’ll create a masterpiece, you may at least find a little peace. Worth a shot.”
The collaboration, “Hello, It’s Weed” (named after Rundgren’s 1973 hit, “Hello It’s Me”), features two strains: Dosi Mintz and Michigan Cookies. I received the latter and was blown away by the deep purple buds inside the autographed mylar bag. Each nug broke down beautifully, and I really appreciated the sweet but spicy taste and giggle-inducing body buzz the strain offered.
I love getting “lost in the frost” of Glacier Cannabis products, and this blunt was no exception. It was filled with Glacier’s Blast Chiller, a cross of Daywrecker, Original Diesel and The Menthol that smells of pine and mint. It’s a great option for folks looking to relax after a long day, and it’s all wrapped in a smooth, slow-burning cocoa bean husk. This was honestly one of the best blunts I’ve had in a while, and I’ll be hunting for another to replace it.
While most live resin cartridges are made with shake, leftover crumbs of flower after it’s been packaged, True North Collective turns it up a notch with its new line of Nug Run Sugar Sauce cartridges. “Nug run” is a concentrated oil produced with whole buds of cannabis instead of shake. This leads to a more terpy-tasting cartridge and a much more potent high. The Velvet Touch cartridge I got was a huge help when I was recovering from food poisoning last week — it kept my spirits high and made me feel relaxed for hours.
Owosso-based cannabis company Classic Roots Farm teamed up with Mackinaw Island-based Ryba’s Fudge to create a line of THC-infused treats, which includes fudge, gummies, caramel bites and chocolate bars. Each bite of the fudge I received in my box was as tasty as the last, and the high was nice too.
Overall, HighHello’s subscription boxes are pretty legit. The variety and quantity of products are well worth the $100 price point, especially with all of the added perks and freebies. Other items I received that are worth mentioning are Potdots from Lion Labs, flower from Cheech’s Stash and a preroll and flower from Classic Roots Farm. After this haul, I’m more than excited to receive another box in the near future.
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