THIS IS THE BEST DISPENSARY IN LA COUNTY. PERIOD!! I say this for a number of reasons... first of all, their customer service is POSITIVE and KNOWLEDGEABLE. I was so sick and tired of these second-rate, fly-by-night, poorly-run storefronts. Kiss those dark days goodbye! The staff at Venice Beach Care Center are professional and friendly, and above all they are sincere - major kudos to Laura and Natalie - There are A LOT of items on the menus, anything from primo smokes to delish edibles, also vapes, and these ladies guided me thru a positive & laugh-filled experience, making the whole thing easy, and even educational!
I'm a Sativa dude myself, and they were stocked to the brim with all kinds of goodies - from classics like Sour D, to some of the rarer gems like Lamb's Bread. I picked up 1/8 of Platinum Jack Herer, and the smell is just sensational, and the nugs are juicy, real plump and sparkly. This is a MAJOR IMPROVEMENT over the crap I used to get at other places. Recently I've been flirting with hybrids, so I also picked up a gram of their Dutch Treat - it's exactly as my bud-tenders described...I felt really elevated, but I'm not spinning off my tracks! If you like OGs and Kush, they have a long list of great mellows, some mild and some intense. You basically get what you pay for here.
I recommend parking on Flower (cross-street just south of Rose) - it's a long stretch of residential parking, no permit nonsense and no time limit - definitely look for parking there before you try your luck on Lincoln.
I'm absolutely coming back! I've never laughed nor learned so much in a professional cannabis setting. They also throw in a legit pre-roll for spending over $75, so I'm about to sign off with a grateful puff of this here Mandarin Mint joint ;-) Peace!