Dispensary Spotlight: King Kush Collective in Los Angeles, CA
Every Monday here at The Elegant Stoner, we'll pick out a dispensary from the emerging marijuana community and we'll shine the spotlight on them, showing off what they have for sale and what their buying experience is like. Our plan is to spread the word about what makes a terrific dispensary experience, and to highlight the great work that some of the most successful people in the business are doing.
Weed isn't quite recreational in Southern California just yet, but that doesn't mean the dispensaries don't know how to sell there -- they've been doing so almost longer than anyone else. And when it comes to OG SoCal-ians, there's almost nobody more OG than King Kush Collective. Located on Broadway down in South LA (just a few blocks from the classic Exposition Park), King Kush has been dealing the best strains and products for a couple of years now, and while their building can look a little rough, that's just because they're putting their efforts into customer service and product selection.
Let's talk offerings first: In addition to all of the options for edibles, wax, and other products (even tinctures and lotions) that you'd expect, they have a jaw-dropping list of different flower strains to choose from. In addition to solid favorites like Blue Dream, Grand Daddy Purple, and Satellite OG, they've got a full line of private reserve strains to choose from -- things you just can't get anywhere else.
The service is excellent, too. The budtenders are great at helping you choose whatever you need, the dispensary offers daily text specials, and there's even free popcorn on site to help while you browse. And while most dispensaries offer a first-time patient special (usually an extra ounce or a pre-rolled joint), King Kush offers a whole goodie bag to first time patients, and you get to choose from a couple of big deals, too.
Plus, the staff there will even go the extra mile for you, trying to find a special strain or special piece of gear in case they don't happen to have it in house.
After all that, you probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that King Kush has won all kinds of Southern California dispensary awards, and the team there deserves them all for sure. If you're ever in Southern California and need to make a stop (at least with a medical card -- recreational weed hits in January), King Kush should be one of the first places on your list. Our very first dispensary spotlight goes to them.
King Kush Collective is located at 5919 S Broadway in South Los Angeles. They're open 8am to midnight most days, and until 1am on Friday and Saturday.