Michelle Seelye / Humboldt Patient Resource Center
980 Sixth St., Arcata
At the Humboldt Patient Resource Center (HPRC), the staff has been earning the respect of caregivers and farmers since 1999. While carrying a host of new recreational products, the dispensary continues to work toward higher goals for the community. In 2018, HPRC opened a health center in a vacant building in Eureka, dubbing it The Connection (334 F St., Eureka), and offering fitness, nutrition and personal growth classes.
And this year, Humboldt readers crowned HPRC's Michelle Seelye as the best budtender in the land. On a recent visit to her castle, Seelye was busy helping a nearby customer: "Sex?" he asked. Without skipping a beat, Seelye rolled off her top strains for libido with the solemnity and compassion of your family doctor. A budtender who pulls no punches — that's a Humboldt queen.