There’s a new joint in town.
MedMen, one of the largest marijuana retailers in the country, opened its newest medical marijuana dispensary last month in Santa Ana, making its 3,000 square feet of retail space one of the largest dispensaries in the county.
The cannibis firm offers around 1,000 products, including concentrates, flour, edibles, canine/feline products and topicals.
“Our aim is to make this a true retail experience by being innovative and bringing in new products,” said Daniel Yi, 50, MedMen director of communications.
The store has iPads on tables so a customer can interact and learn about a product.
Tables have different products, such as edibles, with an iPad above it listing the price and logistics of the item.
Sealed jars containing marijuana buds have microscope lids and a slider that allows a customer to smell the product. An iPad tells the price, THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, content as well as the terpene content, which give the plants their scents.
“Most people just see a lot of THC and think, ‘Whoa, I’m going to get blasted,’ but the terpenes tell you what else is inside the marijuana, such as limonene, which is an anti-depressant and anti-anxiety terpene that you can also find in citrus rinds,” said general manager Roberto Gualtieri, 28.
Terpenes also determine the taste of the marijuana so limonene would give it a citrus flavor.
Debbie Frank, 57, of Anaheim visited the store for CBD oil.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds of marijuana and it can come in oils, edibles, vapes and flower.
Frank bought CBD mints.
“I think the store is beautiful,” Frank said. “You don’t feel rushed, and you peruse and look and learn. It is very appealing.”
Frank said she suffers several headaches a week and one to two migraines a month.
“I feel it coming, and I take my