824 E 17th, Los Angeles, CA 90021
ShowGrow Los Angeles epitomizes the energy, style and boutique culture that’s helping downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) undergo a profound revitalization and artistic renaissance. The 8,000-square-foot dispensary, located near the Arts and Fashion Districts, features award-winning exclusive strains, an on-site grow with a viewing room and a gallery-style setting with pop art paintings and photography. The temperature-controlled grow room allows the dispensary to offer the freshest flower, and ShowGrow maintains maximum freshness by storing buds with Integra Boost moisture-control packets.
ShowGrow is a SB420- and Prop 215-compliant pre-ICO dispensary that, as of August 2016, has a perfect five-star average from all the major user review sites, including Yelp. The company also has first-class facilities in Santa Ana, Ramona and Las Vegas, but the DTLA dispensary stands out for its stylish setting that reflects the resurgent downtown arts scene. In this episode of BUD BOX, host Adrienne Airhart visits the DTLA facility calling it “one of the nicest” she’s ever seen.
PEOPLE & PRODUCT
The ShowGrow team curates the best selection of flower, concentrates and edibles, and knowledgeable Budtenders help pair the right products with the right patients. The predominately female Budtender staff undergoes extensive and ongoing training to help patients find the medicine that best meets their therapeutic needs and personal preferences. Likewise, the on-site grow operation provides patients with an opportunity to speak with the growers, as Airhart does with Chris, and even watch their medicine grow from the viewing room. To help patients maintain freshness at home, the dispensary sells the same Integra Boost packets it uses to maintain optimal humidity levels in the storage jars.
Airhart describes the ShowGrow buds as “springy,” “very sticky” and the “most potent thing I’ve smelled in my life.” Top strains include the Private Reserve OG, as seen in the grow room, which is an indica strain with 29% THC. Other choice strains include the Jamaican sativa Lamb’s Bread and exclusive Cannabis Cup-winning Grown O.G. and O.G. Wonder Kush. ShowGrow harvests fresh flower each week and hosts special harvest parties in which patients can pick and trim their own buds directly from the on-site grow.
Veterans, disabled and terminally ill patients receive a 10% discount on all purchases, plus special deals for new patients and referrals.
Patients can earn discounts and special services with the ShowGrow Loyalty Club. Members earn points for each purchase at any of the four locations, and the number of points accrued determines the membership level, which includes Green, Gold, Platinum and Ambassador. Depending on member status, perks can include free delivery, complimentary samples, birthday bonuses and discounts, among other benefits.
FTPs ( FIRST TIME PATIENTS )
First-time patients receive a five-gram eighth of flower and a free gift, while new referrals earn patients a free gram of their choice.