Cannabis brand ensures a place in community
with charitable wellness store
Cannabis company NUG has opened a new 7,000-sq.-ft. flagship, NUG Wellness, in San Leandro, Calif., U.S. The new store is poised to be a community hub for health and self-care-focused cannabis products, as well for consumer and medical patient education events.
This is NUG’s second dispensary; the brand’s first flagship debuted in Sacramento in March 2019 as what the company claims is the first of its kind for a seed-to-sale company. At NUG’s San Leandro location, a percentage of NUG Wellness gross receipts will be donated to nonprofit partner Davis Street Family Resource Center, which works to improve health, address poverty, and increase the overall quality of life of area residents by offering medical services. NUG is working closely with Davis Street to form an advisory board of physicians and specialists who will be available to consult with NUG Wellness’ patients.
“It has been extremely important for us as a company rooted in the Bay Area to work directly with our community and provide a safe, protected hub for medical cannabis patients and any adult interested in exploring the wellness benefits of cannabis,” says NUG CEO and Founder Dr. John Oram. “Davis Street Family Resource Center has been doing meaningful work for a long time and we’re thrilled to partner with them for our health-focused San Leandro store.”
The store features a sectioned-off, dedicated Wellness Center offering CBD products from brands such as Mary’s Medicinals and Papa & Barkley, including topicals, tinctures, aromatherapy, beauty and skin care, pet medicines, candles, and other wellness merchandise such as yoga mats and water bottles. The apothecary space will also provide a platform for cannabis and health experts to host educational discussions and demos.
In addition, NUG Wellness offers the NUG brand’s portfolio of award-winning THC products including concentrates, edibles, flowers and pre-rolls, developed at the vertically integrated company’s Oakland, Calif. facilities. The store also features a curated selection of products from NUG’s respected contemporaries, including mainstream brands and offerings from niche Bay Area companies.