Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Join?

Any person (+18) with a valid recommendation written in California by a licensed physician. We do not accept out of state recommendations at this time.

How Long Does It Take To Verify My Recommendation?

We are usually able to verify recommendations within 10 minutes of receiving them if your doctor offers online verification. It may take up to 48 hours (business days only) to verify a recommendation if your doctor does not have online verification services. New members must arrive at least 20 minutes prior to closing!

What Documents Do I Need?

You will need to provide a copy of your recommendation and we will need to verify your identification.

Do you have a walk-in location?

Yes, We have a walk-in location open for verified members only!

What Is Organic Growing?

Organic horticulture is the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants by following the essential principles of organic agriculture in soil building and conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety preservation. Organic gardening is based on knowledge and techniques gathered over thousands of years. In general terms, organic horticulture involves natural processes, often taking place over extended periods of time, and a sustainable, holistic approach - while chemical-based horticulture focuses on immediate, isolated effects and reductionist strategies.

What Soil/Nutrients Do You Use?

Our master growers use an organic nutrient system developed over the last 20 years called Grow-Biotic.

How Is Organics Better Than Non-Organics?

Organic farming is essential if used for medicinal growing purposes. Plants grown in organic mediums cannot be over-fertilized. Organic fertilizers, compared with chemical fertilizers which are simple to administer, sterile and precise, are not that simple to apply. They also have the tendency to produce pungent and unpleasant odors. With the use of organic fertilizers, harvest will give a bud with a remarkable taste, aroma and potency. The only difference, the real one, between organic and inorganic is how the raw materials are supplied for their growth. They will still be using the same basic building blocks, molecules from the air and the nutrients, which has the by-product, oxygen. Organic growing uses larger substances that will be broken down by a system of living organisms from the nutrient solutions that are present in the growing medium, the soil.