Robert Garnica of Nolan Contractors out of Loomis, Calif., puts finishing touches on the colorful exterior of the Perfect Union marijuana dispensary, located at 1000 Quintana Rd. The building is undergoing extensive remodeling, as well as getting a spiffy paint job, and the target date for opening is Sept. 24. This is the first remodel that Nolan has done for Perfect Union, and the boss said they would soon be doing another one in Turlock, Calif. Photo by Neil Farrell

The publicity is ramping up for Morro Bay’s first cannabis retail store to open, as both of the licensed pot stores in town work on opening their doors.

Perfect Union, which has two stores in Sacramento, one each in Riverbank, Marysville and Seaside with stores soon to open in Turlock and Morro Bay, has been remodeling a building at 1000 Quintana Rd., into its Morro Bay location for a few months.

Another company, Natural Healing Center or NHC is remodeling a building Downtown at 495 Morro Bay Blvd., at the corner of MBB and Napa Avenue, the former long-time site of Mills Stationary.

The company website listed the opening date for the Morro Bay store as “mid-2020,” but that was before COVID-19 hit.

NHC has stores in Grover Beach and Lemoore, according to its website, and is also working on a store in San Luis Obispo as well as Morro Bay.

Perfect Union and NHC will both have delivery services as well as the stores. See: www.perfect-union.com/news and nhcdispensaries.com for information on each company’s offerings.

Meanwhile, for cannabis users who don’t want to wait, Megan’s Organic Market last month opened a dispensary in San Luis Obispo at 280 Higuera St., in the former Drum Circuit location and, ironically, opposite the Higuera-High Street intersection. See: www.megansslo.com for their menus.

Earlier this year, the Morro Bay City Council amended its cannabis ordinance to allow NHC and Perfect Union to sell recreational weed, as well as medical marijuana, and CBD products.