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Get Great: Mercy Wellness

All the senses are lit up when you witness the stunning visual plant life emerging through the window.

Life Mission 

In the late 1990s, owner Brandon Levine came of age in the Prop 215 era here in the Wild West – hustling his wares to the handful of dispensaries in the area. Eventually, he found himself working at the legendary headshop The Mighty Quinn, where he learned business strategies – ultimately leading to the formation of this current iteration of his storied career. It was 2009 when the application process began, and he earned a restricted license to start a very small vertical operation serving up to 800 patients a day – one of the only ones selling adult-use Cannabis at the time. This acumen now serves him in this very hands-on operation, highlighting the expertise that it takes to make a Cannabis proprietorship flourish. 

Cutting Edge 

When you walk into the large and grand lobby, you’ll see a giant viewing area that peers directly into the flowering room next door. All the senses are lit up when you witness the stunning visual plant life emerging through the window, while your nose captures the aroma of a true Cannabis showroom. Also, through this looking glass you can see right into the manufacturing area. One day you can watch pre-rolls being packaged, on another day you can watch distillate being made – or even gummies infused right in front of your curious eyes. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you’ll also have immediate access to an educational kiosk that informs you of the different settings and controls of this expert indoor cultivation. This is where you learn about how temperature and humidity are so vital to the health of the plants. Mind blowing!

Fresh Flower! 

At this unicorn of a shop, you will legitimately have access to more quality product options than anyone in the state – because having vetted companies for over 13 years affords them the luxury of identifying the best players in the game. And let’s not forget that they grow their own top shelf bud. Their inventory is turned every two weeks, which equates to the freshest flower around. In fact, at this year’s state fair, Mercy Grown took home three Golden Bear awards and four Gold Medals – more awards than anyone at the fair for highest THC and terpene profiles. And here’s another fun element: Once you make your order from the concierge, it’ll arrive through a topsy-turvy bank-tube system that is just another part of the immersive experience. 

Staff Picks 

Stony Point Dutch Treat –Nicole
Small Batch Zerbert –Angel
Humble Green Legend OG –Kevin

WeedLove Tropic Thunder Infused Prerolls –Liz
Humble Green Mochi Runtz –Rebecca
WeedLove John Lemon –Charlie

Jetty Solventless GMO –Nikkita
Himalaya Lava Cake Cured Resin –Selena
WeedLove Trop Cherries Cured Resin –Felicia

Kalya Z Rosin –Jose
WeedLove Tropic Thunder Sauce and Diamonds –Ashley
Kalya Lemon Lime Cold Cured Rosin –Zack

Lost Farm Cherry Lime Rosin Gummies –Avery
Wyld Blood Orange 1:1 CBC Gummies –Leilani
Space Gem 1:1 CBD Gummies –Courtney  

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the January 2024 issue of California Leaf.

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