MedMen’s Santa Monica Boulevard store in West Hollywood is one of the glitziest of the dispensaries. Photo Courtesy MedMen
wellbeing around us. We try to live it and kind of give it to everyone in hopes that that will perpetuate outward.” MedMen Serving West Hollywood and the Surrounding Area 323-848-7981 https://medmen.com
Since its opening, MedMen has experienced lines down the block and its fans are true believers in the almost Apple Store experience of boutique weed products of every kind. President and Co-founder Andrew Modlin and MedMen co-founder and CEO, Adam Bierman are now ramping up to take their slick store national. Modlin studied Fine Art at UCLA and says he fell into the cannabis business by accident, but the unique design aesthetic of the stores has put it on the map. MedMen’s goal has been to re-envision the dispensary experience for patients, combining a clean, bright and innovative storefront that welcomes existing and new clients. “A career as a cannabis entrepreneur was definitely not something in my plans,” Modlin told the Los Angeles Blade.
“I met Bierman at my first job and we hit it off immediately. We decided to combine our skill set and run our own marketing company in Los Angeles. We had a meeting with a local medical marijuana dispensary operator who wanted to hire us and that was our introduction to this industry. We immediately saw the business potential and jumped into the cannabis industry headfirst,” Modlin says. And MedMen has grown at lightning speed. In a little over two years, MedMen went from 15 to more than 700 employees. Modlin says he’s an old-school head, and prefers to smoke flower. “I also love working out and Habit’s CBD-infused water is great for sore muscles,” he adds. Modlin and his business partner Adam Bierman were featured in the April 20, 2015 issue of Time magazine. The article written by Eliza Gray, titled “Dope Dreams,” covered the MedMen’s journey from yogurt to marijuana and the success they’ve had.
MMD Serving Hollywood and the Surrounding Area 877-420-5874 http://hollywoodmmd.com
A M E R I C A’ S
MMD Cannabis Dispensary is the first Hollywood location to get its license from the city of Los Angeles and the state of California for adult use sales of marijuana. “It’s significant for us because we’ll be able to serve the tourist community and continue to serve our patients that we have done in the past,” Steve Ashbel, director of MMD told ABC 7 News in February of this year. The dispensary has been selling medical marijuana for more than a decade, and representatives say they’re excited to expand their clientele in a responsible way. First time patients receive a rewards card with free gifts, a 5G 1/8th, and free half gram of hash. Zen Healing 8464 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-656-6666 http://zenweho.com
Noted as the home of the original medical marijuana machines, (a vending machine for selling or dispensing cannabis), Zen Healing has been open for over 15 years, and some say it has one of the highest-grade selections of any store in Los Angeles. Its edibles and medicinal choices are outstanding.
Losangelesblade.com, Volume 2, Issue 8, April 20, 2018