Green Angel of Malibu (Top Dispensary)
Green Angel of Malibu
21355 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 100, Malibu CA. 90265 [Get Directions]
Phone: (310) 317-6298
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 8pm & Sun 12am – 7pm
Two things, A) I know the picture of Green Angel’s storefront sucks. I was sitting in my car in the middle of PCH on a beautiful sunny day. It was hectic. Hopefully next time I go I can take my camera in and they’ll let me snap a picture or 2 of the green room, or maybe just the vapor room. We’ll see.
B) I don’t normally run home and write/publish a review but I feel like this is as much a public service announcement as it is a review. Southern California medical marijuana patients need to know about this place (unless you already do)
I can sum up my entire experience at Green Angel of Malibu yesterday in 3 words, “Class Act”.
Let me rewind a bit and give you the entire experience.
Living where I live in Orange County it’s about a 45 minute – 1 hour drive to Malibu with no traffic. Now if you know anything about the 405 freeway you know that the chances of there being no traffic are slim and none. But somehow yesterday the herb gods were with me and after leaving my house at noon, I found myself at the end of the 10 freeway in Santa Monica in about 45 minutes.
The drive from the end of the 10 freeway down PCH through Santa Monica is killer. You have the ocean on one side and cliffs and big mansions on the other. Much nicer drive than fighting my way through the Sepulveda pass.
Since this was my first time visiting Green Angel I did not really know exactly where they were and where I was going to park. It was a beautiful day yesterday and traffic on PCH was pretty heavy. I ended up driving right past the building and had to turn around and make my way back. Once I got it dialed in and figured out where they were things got much easier.
Green Angel is located in a building with a bunch of other offices and there is a nice size parking lot on the side and in the back. I pulled into one of the spots in the back and made my way to the front of the building via an outdoor hallway. Two steps into the hallway I recognized the oh so familiar scent of kind weed.
Suite 100 is located towards the front of the building. There is a buzzer you press when you walk up to the door and an attendant lets you in. The girl that let me in was also working the front desk. She took my ID and my medical marijuana recommendation and had me verified in minutes. Quick and painless which I like.
I walked out of the very comfortable lobby, around the corner expecting a door to the medicine room and instead found myself standing right in front of the display counter. Behind it was a menu that listed 50 or so strains that went from $40-60.
The budtender “Winston” introduced himself. I told him I was there for the first time and had heard good things about their “91″ strains. He proceeded to show me an 1/8th of 7 or 8 different REALLY good strains.
This place is TOP NOTCH. And I say that having visited a whole bunch of dispensaries. I felt that I was in a very safe, very comfortable setting with people who knew there bud and had one of the best selections I have ever seen. And by best I don’t just mean quantity, I am talking about some seriously high quality.
After inspecting many of their top shelf strains under a giant magnifying glass I decided to go with an 1/8th of Maliblu Dream (Blue Dream) and and 1/8th of some 91 Malibu Fire. I also picked up a 1/2 gram of some Delta 9 and a half gram of Red Amber Glass, both of which are some incredible scary looking concentrates. Reviews coming soon.
Let me tell you, usually when I hit a dispensary and ask to see the best or most popular bud on the menu the budtender breaks out 2 or 3 strains and brags about how they are better than the rest. At Green Angel I really felt like there was a solid 7 or 8 strains minimum (probably more like 10-15) that I could of walked out with. This place is STOCKED.
When I dumped my 1/8th of Blue Dream onto the glass counter top I immediately noticed and commented on how it looked a lot different that the Blue Dream that I recently got from another dispensary. Winston did not miss a beat and said “this is how it’s suppose to look” with all the confidence in the world. And to be honest after smoking some I believe him.
I am not kidding when I tell you that he had 1/8′s of all kinds of fire for me to look at. Some 91 Chem Dawg that stunk up my nostrils, maybe permanently.
After having picked my 2 strains and asking Winston to see some of their best concentrates, he walked over to the freezer and grabbed a few glass vials of different high quality hash’s. I went with some Delta 9 which looked like some caramelized sugar and some Red Amber Glass that looked like just that, red, amber glass. This Red Amber Glass looks much different that the Amber Glass I have had in the past.
I could not have been happier with either the service from Winston the budtender of the quality of the marijuana and hash I got.
After making my purchase I made my way to their vapor room which was appropriately as stocked at their medicine room. I don’t remember seeing a vaporizer but that is only because I was mesmerized by the selection of glass pieces on the coffee table. The room has 2 big couches, a coffee table between them and a big salt water aquarium at the back of the room. Very cool, very comfortable lounge vibe.
One thing I thought was funny is how they have the BIC lighters chained to the coffee table like pens at the bank.
I sat down an began to break up some Blue Dream. I grabbed a sick 3 chamber piece that had crystal clear water in it and proceeded to wipe down the mouth piece with one of the alcohol swabs they provide. There is a big bowl of individually wrapped swabs on the table along with a roll of paper towels. Kind of felt like I was at a good BBQ joint.
As I was packing my bowl another guy came in and packed a quick bowl, snapped it and bailed. I tried lighting my bowl and the lighter on my side was dead. Winston magically appeared with a fresh lighter and swapped it out. I ripped some Blue Dream but did not get the full effect as the bowl I was using was a bit clogged. I mentioned this to Winston and he immediately took the bowl and went to clean it.
As I was waiting for him another patron came in and sat down. This guy was much more friendly than the first. He said that he had been coming to Green Angel for a while and has never been served anything but the best, most high quality herb. He had just picked up an 1/8th of some CRAZY looking White Shark for $40.
Winston came back with a nice clean bowl for me along with a little bud of some Pure Kush that they recently sold out of. I snapped it and then some of the 91 Malibu Fire. I was feeling great when somehow some of the White Shark made it’s way into the bong I was using so I hit that as well.
Needless to say when I left Green Angel of Malibu I was very satisfied with the entire experience and was well medicated. –Chubbs
Pros: Location, Parking, Security, Great Vibe, Friendly Staff, Incredible Selection, Prices, ATM, Vapor Room
Cons: Malibu is far from my house, Can be tricky to find for the first time, PCH traffic sucks
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The Farmacy – Just not as comfortable a feeling as many of the other really good dispensaries I’ve visited.
Delta 9 Caregivers – One of the first dispensaries I ever went to. Have not been there for a while though. Have you?