Silicon Valley ARC was founded in 2009 with the realization that Silicon Valley was in need of a medical cannabis cooperative that provided more than just somewhere to pick up a patient’s medicine, but somewhere to gain knowledge on a larger holistic awareness, and as a place for patients and advocates to trade ideas. As a Mutual Benefit Non-Profit, Silicon Valley ARC acts in full compliancy with Proposition 215, Senate Bill 420, and CA H&S Code 11362.5. Furthermore, Silicon Valley ARC continues to work with the City of San Jose to create an ordinance for the proper regulation of medical cannabis.
Silicon Valley ARC looks to become a template for what a well run, well regulated, and well intentioned medical cannabis dispensary looks like. We believe that cannabis should be but one part of a larger medicinal awareness. We look to help educate people through specialized reading rooms on alternative medicines, and create an environment where a patient can feel comfortable in coming to pick up the medicine they need. At the same time, we believe the experience should be enjoyable and so have decided to offer free live music, chess, and other activities for the betterment of the collective members.
Finally, Silicon Valley ARC believes that one should give back to its local community. Acting in a not-for-profit manner, we look work with local nonprofits and charity groups through both financial and physical support. As a Cooperative, we will depend on our members to help find and work with these groups, always exuding compassion for those in need.