The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Perfect Union in Morro Bay. The cannabis dispensary, offering both medicinal and recreational marijuana and CBD products, is located at 1000 Quintana Rd. Photo by Dean Sullivan

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, city officials and community members recently joined the crew at Perfect Union for grand opening ceremonies.

The Morro Bay store is the seventh Perfect Union location to open this year, and an eighth was slated to open last week in Weed, CA. Locally, they have nine employees, all of whom are from the area. The cannabis dispensary offers both medicinal and recreational marijuana and CBD products and the company, itself, has cultivation and distribution licenses in California. To enter the store, you must be 21 or older or 18 with a valid medical recommendation.

For those folks who have never been to a dispensary and might be hesitant to walk through the doors, be aware that the store is inviting, clean and well organized, and all employees are trained to provide a comfortable atmosphere.

“We want to provide a safe, welcoming environment for all guests, whether you are new to cannabis or interested in trying new products that are available now,” said Julie Hagans, senior director of marketing. “Perfect Union is known for providing excellent one-on-one customer service with knowledgeable budtenders who take the time to find out what you need and what will best help you feel better or achieve the results you are looking for. Our budtenders go through extensive training on cannabis — how it can help treat certain ailments and which products will best suit your needs — so we want all guests to feel welcome to visit and learn more about how cannabis can help them.”

The company doesn’t just move into a community, it becomes a part of one. They have a history of donating to organizations supporting the homeless, veterans, the LGBTQ+ community and the SPCA. The involvement locally includes: the National Estuary Program, the Rescue Me Program through Top Dog Coffee, and Woods Humane Society. They also hold a membership with the Morro Bay Open Space Alliance.

Last Friday, employees held a beach cleanup in Morro Bay and plan to have an environmental event every quarter.
“Giving back to the community has been ingrained in our company culture from day one,” said Hagans. “We have always partnered with community organizations, non-profits, collected donations and volunteered our time in various ways. We want to become a part of each community that we serve and be a partner that participates and gives back to those who need it most.”

The new store in located at 1000 Quintana Rd. They are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Folks who fit the age restrictions, can also check out the company’s website at perfect-union.com.