FLOWER POWER: Spreading Peace, Love, and Flowers

 

Your Neighborhood Market

Located just two blocks from the Montgomery BART Station in downtown San Francisco, Flower Power has staked its claim as the neighborhood go-to spot in the Financial District. You’re welcomed into a tall, open main room, flanked with a wall of mirrors and an array of brightly lit, easily navigable displays. Their early hours cater to the commuter crowd—before the workday, during lunch and the after-work rush. If you don’t need a consultation you can always place an online order for pick up in-store via their POS system, powered by Meadow SF.

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THE GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT: Southbay’s Only Pre-ICO Canna-Boutique

The Place

The Green Light District is a bold, two-story dispensary on the corner of a busy intersection. The words GLD blaze proudly on the store exterior, and they offer abundant parking in the adjacent lot. Patients are greeted by armed security, who ask patrons to show ID before entering. As a pre-ICO collective looking to license in 2018, GLD keeps the verification process very tight.

“Adorned with crystal chandeliers, an entire wall of artwork and a hot pink spiral staircase, the ambiance is sexy, almost club-like.”

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BASA COLLECTIVE: Heart of the City

The Place

BASA prides itself on being a workingman or workingwoman’s dispensary. Nowadays, John Lennon might say “a workingman’s dispensary is something to be.” Indeed, it is an oasis in the heart of San Francisco. BASA staff recommends Kushy Punch gummies to their patients because they are easy to divide into friendly dosages, and cost efficient. The shop is located off of hip Divisadero Street which boasts neighboring eclectic restaurants and exciting music venues. BASA is home to a unique herb product hot on the marketplace: Prophet.

The History

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CANNABAL CITY: The Art of Cultivation

The Place 

The Downtown Arts District is the home of an abundant stream of creative energy, from a culinary scene to music that seems to fill the air of the culture-enriched streets. Cannabal City Collective is the Cannabis Capital of not only the Arts District, but Los Angeles as a whole—the perfect embodiment of “business in the front, party in the back.” Beautiful storefronts are hosted by knowledgeable budtenders who take care of their loyal patient following, and the flower comes from just a couple of doors down, via their on-property grow rooms. With plans to expand their operation even further, the Cannabals of Downtown L.A. are setting the gold standard of California collectives.

The Product 

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ELEMENTAL WELLNESS: Setting the Bar in San Jose

The Place

The moment you enter Elemental Wellness, you realize that this is a dispensary like no other. It’s a facility you would feel comfortable inviting your parents to, with a clinical vibe that’s surprisingly warm and homey at the same time. Elemental offers both an Express Pickup line and a regular consulting line to help patients who know what they want get in and out quickly. In addition, there is a dedicated desk just for online ordering. Every year on 420, Elemental strives to create a completely unparalleled experience for members. Combining games, prizes, freebies, live music, and gourmet food trucks, members are transported to a wondrous world that invokes the imagination and tickles the senses. A treasure trove of medicine specials abound.

The People

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MIRAGE MEDICINALS: Delivering Cannabis while Fighting for Justice

The People

Malcolm Mirage and Nina ParksSiblings Malcolm Mirage and Nina Parks own and operate Mirage Medicinals, a delivery service in San Francisco. No stranger to the war on drugs, Malcolm was incarcerated on charges of possession with intent to sell. Now free from prison, Malcolm and Nina work to keep California’s cannabis industry accessible to those who have been persecuted and incarcerated in the long fight to end marijuana prohibition. Nina also cofounded Supernova Women, a non-profit that supports women of color in the cannabis industry.

“We have already fought so hard to be in the space, our family has already sacrificed so much for this industry.”

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BUDDHA COMPANY: The Loving House of Connoisseurs

“Buddha Company is built off of the vibes and energy of those around us. We know that when we put love out there, we will always get it in return.”

The Place

Tucked peacefully in the heart of the colorful and lively Arts District in Downtown sits Southern California’s most enlightened dispensary. Buddha Company is just over a year old and is quickly becoming a part of LA’s list of premium places to buy herb. With artistic flair beaming from the design of the shop to the eclectic music that buzzes off the walls of the collective, this dispensary crafts an experience for the consumer that makes them feel loved, welcomed and empowered.

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MADMEN: Inside the Collective of the Future

The Place

Placed conveniently in the heart of West Hollywood, MedMen’s second dispensary carries the elevated and highly approachable aura that the company has championed in developing over the years. One of the coolest parts about this shop is that anyone over the age of 21 is allowed to come into the shop and look around (purchasing requires proper medical validation). This open-door mentality coupled with the shop’s convenient layout and calming décor delivers an unparalleled dispensary experience. The progressive and modern technology compliment the warmth of the walnut tables that line the shop’s floors, displaying the wide range of products they carry.

Madmen StorefrontThe People

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Coast to Coast Collective

Coast to Coast Collective

Coast to Coast Collective sits in the heart of Canoga Park, California. The shop is nothing short of impressive from the product that lines the shelves to the people that make you feel like family when you visit. It is no wonder that Coast to Coast staff operate like family and the patrons return incessantly for their marijuana wants and needs. After being checked in, the hallway leading to the shop floor features a “show-grow”; a long observance window into one of their active grow rooms.

A budtender at Coast to Coast CollectiveThe sales floor has a clean and structured display of the offered strains, and other products from top pot-brands around. Coast to Coast features product from the 10 grow rooms, which produce 28 different strains from 3C Farms, rotating daily. At Coast to Coast Collective, they are all about the flower, and the passion that goes into their harvests is a noticeable cut above the rest. Each day of the week, the shop features a special promotion for their patients. Daily deals combined with unparalleled product quality lends to Coast to Coast being one of the best shops around.

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