22775 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
The colorful dispensary, which sits on Pacific Coast Highway just south of Surfrider Beach and the Malibu Pier, is a surf-centric boutique that emphasizes art, healing, spirituality and the environment. Patients can choose from a wide variety of locally sourced strains, high-quality oils (e.g., Rick Simpson Oil and Magic Potion) and tasty edibles (including organic, vegan and/or gluten-free options) in addition to vapes, crystals, probiotics, local art and other herbal medicines. The space even hosts a healing cove for massage, sound healing and similar holistic activities. DeLaRosa, an activist and Burning Man vet, adopted 99 as her numeric trademark due to the spiritual connotations the number has around the world, e.g., the number signifies “paradise of the gods” in the Balinese culture. 99 High Tide supports live music, DJ culture and the artistic community, and the staff assembles groups to clean up the local beaches.
People & Product
The predominantly female staff helps patients sort through the many cannabis options, but unlike other dispensaries that primarily make recommendations based on medical profiles and symptoms, the High Tide budtenders can guide patients in spiritual cannabis use as well. The friendly staff makes this an ideal place for new patients just starting to explore the medicinal properties of cannabis and individuals wanting to learn more about whole-person elevation that includes the mind, body and spirit.
Boyer, a direct descendant of a Declaration of Independence signer, trained in cannabis cultivation under master grower and musician Rik “Shiva” Sharaj, who helped create proprietary High Tide strains such as Coconut Kush, a potent sativa with 21 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Boyer now oversees all the signature strains, which are locally grown and sourced in the Los Angeles area. Other strains featured in this episode of Bud Box include 99’s White Widow and the sativa-dominant hybrid Tangerine, both of which feature a heightened amount of cannabidiol (CBD).
99 High Tide has daily deals that include Munchie Mondaze, Top Shelf Tuesday, etc. and other regular specials that include free products (with a minimum purchase) or service (e.g., healing session, workshops, etc.). Likewise, patients receive a pre-roll, edible or 10 percent discount with their first delivery.
FTPs (First Time Patients)
New patients who join the collective receive a starter kit filled with free goodies.