Express In-Store Pickup
Cannabis Delivery Service
805-880-1207

Alice and Clark, popularly known as That High Couple, have been talking cannabis for years through their hugely successful YouTube channel and other online platforms. With a mission to normalize recreational cannabis use, especially when it comes to relationships, Alice and Clark have amassed hundreds of thousands of fans and followers who tune into their content covering cannabis tips, humor, news, and the life of a successful, cannabis-loving couple.

We were lucky enough to have Alice and Clark visit The Farmacy SB and Glass House Farms, give us their thoughts and impressions on the store and our amazing neighborhood, and share some of their fascinating (and hilarious) stories with us. 

We spoke with Clark for a post-trip interview about his experience at the store and Glass House Farms.

Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB
Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB
Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB
Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB
Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB

So, what did you think about your visit to Santa Barbara?

I feel like Santa Barbara has always been a city that’s sleeping on our radar. This weekend, with the help of cannabis, of course, we were able to see the splendor of Santa Barbara and all the cool dope-ness that’s hidden underneath. We were both really surprised by how every corner of Santa Barbara seems like the perfect backdrop for every one of our Instagram posts.

It’s definitely an Instagram-worthy town, and the weather was pretty perfect when you were up here, as well.

It was insane. And we got to see one of our favorite comedians, Chris D’Elia, who’s been in a bunch of TV shows we love. Man, did we really get such a great show? Amazing seats, and the Arlington Theater would put so many Hollywood theaters to shame with how beautiful it was inside, and how intricate the details were within the architecture. We were already running late to the show, but we had to stop and have a mini-photoshoot at the theater because it’s just that pretty.

Let’s talk about That High Couple for a minute. Take us back to how you guys got started.

I would like to think we were That High Couple well before the YouTube channel came into play. Before that channel, we had started two or three other channels. It was the first time we heard the word ‘influencer.’ We thought, wait, anyone can be an ambassador for certain things they believe in just by the way they live?

All of our previous channels failed because it wasn’t anything that we wanted to maintain, and that we knew we could make so consistently that we could upload something every week and never run out of ideas. It was such a funny moment because it came from a conversation we had while we were smoking on the couch. “What’s something that we (puff) do every day that we could talk about in our content?”

The only couple we could think about doing that at the time was Cheech and Chong, and they weren’t really a couple.

If anything, when we started it was a common misconception that if someone in the relationship smoked weed, it was a failed relationship. “You can’t date a stoner. What are two stoners going to do together, go on a date on their couch?” So many misconceptions and stereotypes.

I’m going to stop you there and make you tell us the story of your first date because I think it ties in here— and it’s a great story.

We first met on OK Cupid, before Tinder was even a thing. We both put cannabis as a top priority in our compatible interests. After messaging for a week solid, we both knew we wanted to smoke together on the first date— but back then, the only place you could do that was in someone’s apartment. So our very first date was literally just inside our apartment. So I had to make sure I set the stage to make it a very comfortable experience for her—including a cheese pizza on the way to the apartment and an animated movie on the TV, both things she’d said she loved in her profile.

From there, we dated for four or five years before I proposed. I proposed with the ring on top of a cannabis bouquet made by a local cannabis chef, and then I rolled out a suitcase and said, “By the way, we’re flying to Iceland tonight.” Because we’re as passionate about traveling as we are about cannabis, and it kept the energy of the proposal going in a really cool way. It was really perfect for us. And I got to pretend all of these perfect things that happened in Iceland were totally planned out perfectly.

What excited you both the most at the Farmacy SB? What did you want to sample, what piqued your interest the most?

The Farmacy is a great example of this new era of dispensaries. We’ve spent years going into dispensaries where the whole idea is, “We don’t want you to find it, we don’t want you to know it’s here.” You feel like you’re not super welcome—“Oh, am I visiting my wayward uncle in jail right now?”

The biggest difference is that you’re now starting to see something that’s really exemplified in the Farmacy, which is amazing customer service. We’re talking with budtenders who not only know the products inside and out but are comfortable talking with consumers of all experience levels.

In other dispensaries, you would certainly get all walks of life— but it wasn’t something where you felt comfortable bringing in friends and family. There was paperwork and all of these limitations, like a club not everyone could get into.

But I loved that the Farmacy is working on becoming a beacon of the community, and the fact that the building itself was home to many previous businesses before the Farmacy. You transformed a space that might have ended up neglected. It’s bringing new business into the community, and it’s a business that’s open to the community. Anyone walking on the sidewalk can look inside the windows and not feel like they’re seeing something forbidden or secretive.

Absolutely. It’s not just some building that we built, it’s a place with about 100 years of history, and now we’re part of that history. If we didn’t respect it, what kind of neighbor would we be?

And that’s what I see the Farmacy as— it’s a good neighbor. It adds so much to the street that it’s on and the community that it’s a part of, and I’m really excited that it’s a perfect example of what a dispensary can be. It can be open, it can be professional, and it can be there for you.

It’s definitely a big step, and we’re grateful to get to be a part of it. And we’re so grateful that you and Alice were able to come up and experience it with us. The more people that know what we’re about and the values we believe in, the better.

The only thing that would keep us from coming back is schedules— we’ll definitely be back as soon as we can!

Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB

So, what did you think about your visit to Santa Barbara?

I feel like Santa Barbara has always been a city that’s sleeping on our radar. This weekend, with the help of cannabis, of course, we were able to see the splendor of Santa Barbara and all the cool dope-ness that’s hidden underneath. We were both really surprised by how every corner of Santa Barbara seems like the perfect backdrop for every one of our Instagram posts.

Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB

It’s definitely an Instagram-worthy town, and the weather was pretty perfect when you were up here, as well.

It was insane. And we got to see one of our favorite comedians, Chris D’Elia, who’s been in a bunch of TV shows we love. Man, did we really get such a great show? Amazing seats, and the Arlington Theater would put so many Hollywood theaters to shame with how beautiful it was inside, and how intricate the details were within the architecture. We were already running late to the show, but we had to stop and have a mini-photoshoot at the theater because it’s just that pretty.

Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB

Let’s talk about That High Couple for a minute. Take us back to how you guys got started.

I would like to think we were That High Couple well before the YouTube channel came into play. Before that channel, we had started two or three other channels. It was the first time we heard the word ‘influencer.’ We thought, wait, anyone can be an ambassador for certain things they believe in just by the way they live?

All of our previous channels failed because it wasn’t anything that we wanted to maintain, and that we knew we could make so consistently that we could upload something every week and never run out of ideas. It was such a funny moment because it came from a conversation we had while we were smoking on the couch. “What’s something that we (puff) do every day that we could talk about in our content?”

The only couple we could think about doing that at the time was Cheech and Chong, and they weren’t really a couple.

If anything, when we started it was a common misconception that if someone in the relationship smoked weed, it was a failed relationship. “You can’t date a stoner. What are two stoners going to do together, go on a date on their couch?” So many misconceptions and stereotypes.

Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB

I’m going to stop you there and make you tell us the story of your first date because I think it ties in here— and it’s a great story.

We first met on OK Cupid, before Tinder was even a thing. We both put cannabis as a top priority in our compatible interests. After messaging for a week solid, we both knew we wanted to smoke together on the first date— but back then, the only place you could do that was in someone’s apartment. So our very first date was literally just inside our apartment. So I had to make sure I set the stage to make it a very comfortable experience for her—including a cheese pizza on the way to the apartment and an animated movie on the TV, both things she’d said she loved in her profile.

From there, we dated for four or five years before I proposed. I proposed with the ring on top of a cannabis bouquet made by a local cannabis chef, and then I rolled out a suitcase and said, “By the way, we’re flying to Iceland tonight.” Because we’re as passionate about traveling as we are about cannabis, and it kept the energy of the proposal going in a really cool way. It was really perfect for us. And I got to pretend all of these perfect things that happened in Iceland were totally planned out perfectly.

Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB

What excited you both the most at the Farmacy SB? What did you want to sample, what piqued your interest the most?

The Farmacy is a great example of this new era of dispensaries. We’ve spent years going into dispensaries where the whole idea is, “We don’t want you to find it, we don’t want you to know it’s here.” You feel like you’re not super welcome—“Oh, am I visiting my wayward uncle in jail right now?”

The biggest difference is that you’re now starting to see something that’s really exemplified in the Farmacy, which is amazing customer service. We’re talking with budtenders who not only know the products inside and out but are comfortable talking with consumers of all experience levels.

In other dispensaries, you would certainly get all walks of life— but it wasn’t something where you felt comfortable bringing in friends and family. There was paperwork and all of these limitations, like a club not everyone could get into.

But I loved that the Farmacy is working on becoming a beacon of the community, and the fact that the building itself was home to many previous businesses before the Farmacy. You transformed a space that might have ended up neglected. It’s bringing new business into the community, and it’s a business that’s open to the community. Anyone walking on the sidewalk can look inside the windows and not feel like they’re seeing something forbidden or secretive.

Absolutely. It’s not just some building that we built, it’s a place with about 100 years of history, and now we’re part of that history. If we didn’t respect it, what kind of neighbor would we be?

And that’s what I see the Farmacy as— it’s a good neighbor. It adds so much to the street that it’s on and the community that it’s a part of, and I’m really excited that it’s a perfect example of what a dispensary can be. It can be open, it can be professional, and it can be there for you.

Santa Barbara's Historic The Video Shop Has Been Lovingly Transformed Into The Farmacy SB

It’s definitely a big step, and we’re grateful to get to be a part of it. And we’re so grateful that you and Alice were able to come up and experience it with us. The more people that know what we’re about and the values we believe in, the better.

The only thing that would keep us from coming back is schedules— we’ll definitely be back as soon as we can!