New Dispensaries Planting Their Roots in Long Beach

August 27, 2018

 Long Beach is about to get greener as marijuana businesses settle into the community. With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use, 32 dispensaries are coming to the city in the near future.


In many cases, long-standing business like East Long Beach’s Thai restaurant, Thiptara, are getting outbid by dispensary investors who are scouting locations to fit the city’s guidelines under Measure MM.


During the 2016 election, Long Beach citizens voted on Measure MM, a voter-driven ballot, which authorized medical cannabis businesses to operate in the city, according to cannabis program manager Ajay Kolluri.


“It required the city to license up to 32 dispensaries with an unlimited number of other cannabis business types, including cultivators, manufacturers, distributors and testing laboratories,” Kolluri said.  


In 2011, the city held a medical cannabis dispensary public lottery, which gave 22 businesses first priority.


“Next priority was given to businesses that received the highest point total through a ‘Priority Point Ranking System,’” Kolluri said. “Points were awarded for various categories such as security, inventory control, criminal history, labor relations, etc.”


Businesses that received the maximum number of points were entered into a public lottery. Ten dispensaries were selected, for a total of 32.


Currently, only nine are licensed by the City of Long Beach and the remainder are still moving through the plan-check or construction phase.


And just like every business, all dispensaries are unique.


“They are all decorated, staffed, and operated in different ways,” Kolluri said. “While they all sell cannabis, each dispensary might offer a different brand or strain, and a different price point.”


The city ordinance also allows dispensaries to sell recreational cannabis to customers who are 21 years or older with valid identification, whereas medical cannabis is sold to qualifying patients with a physician's recommendation.


All dispensaries, including the already-approved medical cannabis dispensaries, need to apply for an adult-use dispensary business license in order to sell recreational marijuana.


Here is the full list of dispensaries coming to the 908’:


4th Street Collective INC

1248 Long Beach Blvd & 1250 Long Beach Blvd


562 Discount Med INC

5227 2nd St


Alternative Therapeutic Solutions

3170 Cherry Ave


American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
5227 2nd St


Avalon Wellness Collective

1755 Ximeno Ave


C&C Wellness Center

2515 E. Anaheim St


C.A.R.E. Collective Inc

2725 South St


Cannabis Evaluation Center INC

3120 Los Coyotes Dia & 3118 Los Coyotes Dia



1940 E Del Amo Blvd


Chronic Pain Releaf Center
1501 Santa Fe Ave


CLB Collective

404 Redondo Ave


Cornerstone Health And Wellness

1147 South St


DBO Investments I, LLC

1365 W Pacific Coast Hwy


Elevated Experience INC

6150 Cherry Ave


George Pinto

1319 W 14th St


Gold Flora Partners LLC

5630 E. Pacific Coast Hwy


Healing Design Collective

1621 E Spring St


Holistic Alternative Herbal Medicine

6978 Stanley Ave

L B Green Room
1735 E 7th St


LB Collective INC
1731 E Artesia Blvd


LBC Cannabis Club INC

3730 E. Broadway

Long Beach Wellness Center
5900 E Spring St


NHS Collective

1901 Atlantic Ave


NLB Collective INC

4855 Bellflower Blvd


One Love Beach Club
2767 E Broadway


RLB Collective INC

3401 Norwalk Blvd


Ryan Cameron Rayburn Collective
2115 E. 10 St


Savia INC

2760 E. Spring St 120

Show Grow
3411 E Anaheim St

Stone Age Farmacy
3428 Long Beach Blvd


The Airport Collective

3411 E. Anaheim St

The Station
1957 Pacific Ave


Ryan Burns Collective

2800 E 4th St


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