Although The Mint Dispensary has only had its doors open for a few weeks, word on the street is that this is the place to invest in. The store is easy to find due to its convenient location, and the check-in process is quick and painless. The humble medical setting blended seamlessly with the retail floor as I was granted access to the clean-cut space. Well-lit and back-splashed by a vault door wall decal that opened to a fantasy landscape of cannabis fields, I felt right at home.
My budtender was knowledgeable, helpful and authentic—thanks, Bailey! It’s no wonder The Mint “went through 800 applications before finding the right people with the right attitude,” says owner Ray Molina, who understands the importance of having an educated and passionate staff. New to the industry, Ray and his partners are working towards building their iconic brand, while also delivering a unique experience that expands beyond the retail side of things. The dispensary has already added an express counter and has plans to pursue a fully functional kitchen, training center for law enforcement, patient care office and an on-site dab bar.
“The dispensary has already added an express counter and has plans to pursue a fully functional kitchen, training center for law enforcement, patient care office and an on-site dab bar.”
The Mint gets its name from a Spanish phrase referring to several aromatic plants, mostly in the mint family. “Yerba Buena” translates to “Good Herb”—a clever title that reflects the store’s superior selection of products. Despite not currently having their cultivation up and running, plans for a grow are in the works, and should be fully operational by early 2018. Until then, The Mint offers an outstanding selection of products from around the valley such as Baked Bros, Infusion Edibles, K.I.N.D. and The Clear, as well as a tiered rec flower selection. I picked a few top shelf strains, including the Cataract Kush and Casey Jones, both of which were choice.
Location: 5210 S PRIEST DR. GUADALUPE, AZ 85283 – (480) 749-6468 | Store Hours: Mon–Sun: 8AM–6PM