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Thicker Cloudz smoke shop opens on King Street in Old Town

Thicker Cloudz is open at 1512 King Street in Old Town (staff photo by James Cullum)

There’s a new smoke shop in Old Town.

Arlington-based vape shop Thicker Cloudz recently opened its third and newest location — just a few blocks from the King St-Old Town Metro station.

The shop opened last month at 1512 King Street, the former location of a Subway restaurant. Their inventory includes delta-8 THC plants, oil, and candy, all of which is legal to ingest since it’s derived from hemp instead of marijuana.

Delta-8 products have a lower THC content than marijuana, and will still get customers high, manager Derek Terry told ALXnow.

“It’s a bit weaker than marijuana,” Terry said. “But delta-8 is psychoactive and will pop any drug tests. It is THC. In the higher milligrams, for example, these (gummies) are 3,000 mg bags. This bag has 10 pieces, so 300 milligrams per-piece. This will blow your head off, I don’t care how much weed you smoke.”

The new shop is also a few blocks from away from Alexandria Vape and Tobacco (1213 King Street).

The shop’s inventory includes:

  • Hookas and flavored tobacco
  • A small selection of cigarettes and cigars
  • Vaporizers and flavored vape juices with nicotine
  • Glass pipes, grinders, rolling papers
  • Kratom, an herbal substance that creates opioid-like effects
  • Cookies with trace levels of psilocybin, creating a euphoric effect
  • Incense, ashtrays, lighters and other accessories

Thicker Cloudz is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.