What a difference a year and a little statewide referendum makes. Just one year ago there seemed to be a small smattering of unobtrusive, almost painfully anonymous cannabis dispensaries scattered around Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, and Cathedral City (our other six sister cities currently do not allow medical marijuana dispensaries, although that may change in time).
Now, you can’t throw a bong without hitting one.
Kenneth Churchill, president and founder of West Coast Cannabis Club, opened one of the newer dispensaries in the valley, having taken advantage of Cathedral City’s recent 2017 issuance of permits. He points out that it’s not simply the access to these licenses that has made the valley attractive to his business and others.
“It was important for us to find a community that would benefit from our menu. Coachella Valley’s older demographic, heavy veteran population, and institutions such as the Desert AIDS Project would ensure that [there] would be people here who would benefit from our service,” Churchill says. “Demographics and culture were exactly what we were looking for. Progressive, artistic, open-minded people.”
Like many of the other dispensaries that have recently opened, West Coast Cannabis Club is firmly dedicated to medical use. However, if and when recreational use becomes a reality, Churchill says, “if the stigmas around cannabis are slowly chipped away, then that is simply a cherry on top.”
Desert Hot Springs
All About Bud
64949 Mission Lakes Blvd. Ste. 114
Brown Dog Health and Wellness
66595 Pierson Blvd.
Green Leaf Wellness
12285 Palm Drive, Ste. 102 760-329-8300
Green Pearl Organics
64949 Mission Lakes Blvd. Ste. 108. 760-894-3146; email@example.com
11555 Palm Drive
& CBD Center
17003 Palm Drive
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North Palm Springs
Desert Organic Solutions
19486 Newhall Street
CAPS Wellness Center
4050 Airport Center Drive 760-864-8700
Joy of Life Wellness Center
142 W. Oasis Road
of the Desert
4765 E. Ramon Road
760-832-7813 organicsolutionsofthedesert @aol.com
Palm Springs Safe Access
1247 Gene Autry Trail
400 E. Sunny Dunes Road 760-778-1053 firstname.lastname@example.org
Atomic Budz Dispensary
68415 Perez Road
Cathedral City Care Collective
68860 Perez Road, Ste. E 760-832-6417 email@example.com
68444 Perez Road, Ste. HI 760-615-5225
Desert Hot Springs Collective
66292 Pierson Blvd.
Green Cross Pharma
68730 Summit Drive
HOTN Cultivation Co.
68945 Vista Chino, Ste. A 760-832-7614 firstname.lastname@example.org
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No Wait Meds
68860 Ramon Road, Ste. 2 760-333-1338 firstname.lastname@example.org
68945 Vista Chino , Ste. C
West Coast Cannabis Club
68828 Ramon Road, Ste. A2 760-689-2582; email@example.com