Hashtag is in a plum-colored building in the middle of the main trek of Stone Way. For some reason—because they didn't ask me—it's called Hashtag and not Stoned on Stone. COME ON, PEOPLE!
Naming blunder aside, Hashtag is arguably the best recreational cannabis shop north of the Ship Canal. This Fremont gem is the place to go if you're an eco-conscious stoner. As some budtenders will happily tell you, Hashtag's buyers (hi, Emma!) seek out opportunities to limit the number of products they sell that are wrapped in Mylar packaging. Unlike glass jars and tubs, those plasticky packages cannot be recycled and instead end up in landfills. Hashtag gets major points in my book for trying to limit their carbon footprint. They also have a lot of product on offer, ranging from premium spliffs and blueberry-flavored vape pens to cannabis-infused tomato soup mixes.
However, their budtenders really won my heart when I saw how willing they were to talk with people who used prescription anti-anxiety medications or antidepressants. It wasn't a matter of blindly pointing at a strain in Hashtag's endless menu; it was taking the time to personalize a selection that worked for each customer. For anxious messes like me, a budtender named Dustin recommended his top pick: Quincy Green's Tinkerbell's Revenge sativa. And man, did that do the trick. ANA SOFIA KNAUF
Hashtag Recreational Cannabis
3540 Stone Way N,
Hours: Sun–Wed 10 am–10 pm, Thu–Sat 10 am–11 pm