MedMen Opens Santa Ana Location and Creates Jobs in the Industry

Today calls for a double celebration: It's Friday, and MedMen is officially opening its newest Southern California dispensary in Santa Ana, California! 

The facility will be one of the largest dispensaries in Orange County, with a 3,000 square foot space and more than 500 products. We're excited that Marley Natural flower, oils and pre-rolls will be available in-store at this beautiful location. 

The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving and the work MedMen is doing to create opportunities for diverse job seekers in the cannabis industry is inspiring and necessary. 

The new store will create twenty new positions, and so far the company has received over 1,500 applications to fill the spots at their newest store. In Southern California, MedMen also is constructing  for a 45,000 square foot cultivation, extraction, and production facility in Desert Hot Springs, California. That facility, once open, will create another 50 jobs.

We’re extremely proud to provide, not only jobs, but career opportunities in the thriving cannabis industry. Santa Ana is our fourth location in California. In a little over a year, we’ve nearly tripled our workforce to one hundred and fifty people.
— Daniel Yi, MedMen’s director of communications. 

Since you will probably spend some time picking the perfect product with the help of MedMen's awesome budtenders, we caught up with three of them ahead of the opening so you can get acquainted. 

#MeetOurBudtenders MedMen Edition

Name: Antonio

Experience: First-time budtender

Best thing about Budtending: Being around top quality flower all the time and helping people select the best for them. 

Name: Melissa

Experience: First-time budtender 

Best thing about budtending: Informing patients on what the cannabis products can do to help them out. If patients are dealing with things like anxiety, depression, stress, pain, etc., I like showing those them that cannabis can help with those issues and is not the dangerous drug that they may have been led to believe.

Name: Steven

Experience: 2 years budtending experience 

Best thing about being a budtender: I like being a budtender because I get to meet a lot of cool, new people.

Hugh Gilmore