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It’s Always Time Here: 420 Central

It's Always Time Here: 420 Central 7

THE PLACE

The 420 Central dispensary in Santa Ana doesn’t just have a great name on a great street—420 Central, located at 420 Central Ave—it’s also one of, if not the biggest, dispensaries in Southern California. With 3400-square-feet of retail space, 420 Central is able to stock a comprehensive inventory of flowers, edibles and tinctures, all curated with the myriad of patients they see in mind.

Interior at 420 Central

THE PEOPLE

With all being welcome, the store is fervently spreading the healing vibes across the OC.

The team at 420 Central

Owner Rob Taft and Manager Kevin Gardner are Evangelists for Ballot Measure X, which would allow OC businesses to process, manufacture, distribute and transport MMJ, as well as allow research, development and testing labs to operate within a designated area in OC without any quantitative limits. Even though that might theoretically cut into their profit margins, getting MMJ into the hands of patients is the priority for these two soldiers of the movement.

“The meetings and the dispensary are really designed for sufferers of the most devastating illnesses, like children’s epilepsy and cancer.”

Speaking to that, they have a monthly Wellness Center meeting, on the last Wednesday of every month, where they invite groups like The Realm of Caring and Miriam’s Hope to come and talk about the specifics of MMJ, how it works, which products might work best for each patient and how to transition from pharmaceuticals to medical marijuana. The meetings and the dispensary are really designed for sufferers of the most devastating illnesses, like children’s epilepsy and cancer.

THE PRODUCT

420 works with a handful of personally picked growers, and they must be picking right because most of their strains are so popular, regulars know to call ahead and ask what’s in stock and when a particular strain will be in. Their White Fire OG, from Pin High Growers, is a Cannabis Cup Winner that they just can’t keep on the shelves. But there’s always something that’ll do the trick there. You can come at 4:20, or anytime during the week. Get your wellness on.

Cannabis at 420 Central
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