The legalization of adult-use marijuana has brought plenty of changes to communities throughout California. Last year, licensed dispensaries started opening their doors for the commercial distribution of cannabis products. Although dispensaries used to carry a negative stigma in their neighborhoods, they are now spread out throughout the state and have played a big part in making a positive impact in their cities.
Members of the Santa Ana Cannabis Association are involved in giving back to the community. From the Earth has donated $24,500 to programs like Pools of Hope, Neutral Ground, and the Santa Ana Unified School District that promote things like wellness, health, and education within the community. MedMen, one of the largest dispensaries in Santa Ana, teamed up with the Drug Policy Alliance to host an expungement and ex classification workshop last March in Los Angeles that provided free legal counsel for people with previous cannabis convictions. The event also offered assistance with healthcare and employment needs and extended services to family members. MedMen also sponsors local programs that help the community.
Another way licensed dispensaries create a positive impact in the community is by creating job opportunities. Licensed dispensaries create jobs like budtenders, dispensary managers, and trimmers. The legalization of the cannabis industry evidently has brought and will continue to bring positive changes to California.
The Santa Ana Cannabis Association (SACA) invites media reporters to join us for an informational tour with local elected officials, dispensary owners, and representatives from SACA as we celebrate a successful year of adult use sales in Santa Ana.
The City of Santa Ana began adult use sales January 1, 2018 by giving the existing medical cannabis stores the opportunity to apply for licenses to sell adult use sales.
This is the perfect opportunity to witness how each dispensary has grown throughout the year and what they are doing to help improve the quality and experience for their community and consumers.
January 1, 2019, 9am – 4pm
9:00am – 9:30am: ShowGrow, 1625 E St. Gertrude Place
9:45am – 10:15am: 10 Spot, 3242 S. Halladay St.
10:25am – 10:55am: Mr. Nice Guy, 730 E. Dyer Rd.
11:05am – 11:35am: Super Clinik, 2525 S. Birch Street
11:45am – 12:15pm: 420 Central, 420 W. Central Ave
12:30pm – 1:15pm: Lunch at People’s OC Conference Room, 2721 S. Grand Ave
1:15pm – 1:45pm:People’s OC, 2721 S. Grand Ave
1:55pm – 2:25pm:From the Earth, 3023 S. Orange Ave
2:45pm – 3:15pm: Kannabis Works, 2106 S. Susan St
3:25pm – 3:55pm: West Clinik, 2110 S. Yale Street
SACA is an organization of cannabis businesses in Santa Ana that partner with policy makers and community leaders to bring awareness to the cannabis industry. Our goal is to empower local businesses and to promote safety and education through community programs and cooperation with residents, businesses, and consumers.
Pencils Pencil sharpeners
Blue/black pens Safety scissors
Loose leaf paper Construction paper
Notebooks Pencil pouches
10 Spot Evergreen
From the Earth Kannibis Works
OC3 People’s OC
Show Grow Strain Station
Superklinik The Joint