First dispensary in San Luis Obispo is 100-percent women-owned
Megan’s Organic Market, lovingly known as Mom, offers a big and friendly welcome to guests visiting the first adult recreational and medical use cannabis dispensary and marketplace.
Located in downtown San Luis Obispo, Mom carries a variety of different products including flowers, concentrates, vaporizers, pre-rolls, tinctures, topical, vape, edibles, cannabis seeds and more. The dispensary is also the exclusive retailer of unique products from the Sohi and Void brands. Sohi offers a lighter entry point series of cannabis products, which are best described as fragrant and yummy. Void, with high THC, is geared for connoisseurs. Cannabis products offer many benefits to consumers like pain relief, sleep aids and much more.
“Everything we carry has to meet our high standards,” said Tarrah Graves, who is the Chief Creative Officer. One such product is the Rose Delights series of edible products offering a variety of different flavors crafted by chefs across the world.
Guests visiting the dispensary are greeted by some of the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable budtenders in the industry who are always ready to help guests find the best products for their needs. Mom’s features an open shopping style experience reminiscent of a normal retail store. Guests can browse products laid out on open shelves and pick up and inspect whatever catches their interest. No products hidden behind glass and plastic at Mom’s!
Founder Megan Souza comes from a family of entrepreneurs and was inspired by her grandma and her own mom. She initially founded Mom in 2013 as a delivery service under Proposition 215 and quickly grew the business into one of the most respected cannabis collectives that provided high quality organic products to medical cannabis patients. With years of experience under her belt and a loyal customer base, Souza decided that 2020 was the year to transform the business into a physical shop and dispensary and provide recreational as well as medical products for adult use.
“Megan’s heart is set on being able to offer a product she believes in to as many people as possible,” said Graves.
Mom’s mission is to redefine society’s relationship with cannabis through responsible stewardship, which the company exemplifies through its commitment to community involvement. The company has sponsored blood drives and community workshops, organized and staffed dinners at a local homeless center, performed clean-ups and adopted a two mile long stretch of Highway 1.
Mom is also dedicated to becoming as green as its buds. Plans include becoming net-zero on emissions and green building certified. The company is currently working on installing solar panels, capturing rainwater and don’t stock single-use vapor cartridges due to the extra waste they create.
Megan’s Organic Market is located at 280 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo. Open every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information visit megansorganicmarket.com or call 805-592-1420.
– by Saab Sahi