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As recreational and medical marijuana use is getting more and more accepted, thousands of weed dispensaries are opening across the country. In this article, we’ll review Mankind Dispensary, a weed shop located in San Diego, California.

Mankind Dispensary has picked up a lot of popularity in the community and continues to rise. There are thousands of positive reviews online and we would like to explore why it is so. We’ll look at the background, our opinion on the shop, some of the amenities they offer, etc. Let’s dive right into it!

Mankind Cannabis Dispensary Background

Mankind Cannabis Dispensary is without a doubt one of San Diego’s favorite local dispensaries. Every time weed is discussed, you can be sure that Mankind will also be name-dropped. Only established in 2016, it has become a giant name in the cannabis industry.

Mankind claims to have pioneered a new model of a cannabis dispensary, in which education and empowerment are key. And with what we’ve seen, we stand by this statement. Whether you’re a newbie to everything cannabis or an experienced connoisseur, Mankind’s staff will be ready to help with all your inquiries.

If you’re skeptical about the legitimacy of Mankind’s cannabis, don’t worry as they are one of a few dispensaries in San Diego County that has a full license for distributing recreation and medical marijuana.

We believe that a knowledgeable customer is a happy customer. Mankind goes out of their way to educate their customers on what the best products are for their needs and wants. They are very dedicated to providing high-quality products, education, and a very unique shopping experience that can only be found at Mankind.

The Shop Itself

Mankind Cannabis has a unique way of presenting its products to its customers. Instead of having the various products behind locked cabinets, unable to be seen, they display everything for their customers. They refuse to lock away their products from their customers.

Mankind believes that you should be able to experience their premium products before even buying them. In their shop, you can touch, hold, and even smell their cannabis products before buying them. They are that confident of the quality they provide.

Once you enter the store, you’ll be able to look through their wide selection of cannabis products and choose the right ones for you at your own pace. You can ask for assistance from their knowledgeable staff or opt not to, it’s all your choice.

The amount of freedom that Mankind offers its customers when it comes to browsing their products is extremely impressive.

The minimum age to buy any products from a cannabis dispensary is 18 years old. If you’re 18, you’re going to need to show a valid Government ID with your photo and a CA Medical Marijuana Recommendation. If you’re 21, you can present a valid Government Photo ID for recreational marijuana adult use.

Visitors from outside the USA will need valid passports as identification to enter the Mankind Dispensary. Foreign driver’s licenses won’t be considered because of regulations.

The Mankind Dispensary Menu

Mankind offers a wide variety of cannabis products, all high-quality and made from locally grown cannabis. Some of the customers and staff’s favorites include the CBD Peppermint, CBD Lavender, and ELITE LIVE Blue Star Hybrid.

All in all, we found that Mankind’s menu was varied enough for a veteran while also staying newbie-friendly. You can order online and have them delivered to your door or pick them up yourself from their shop. To ensure that everyone stays safe during the pandemic, Mankind also offers curbside pickups.

Amenities Offered

There are various amenities and services that Mankind has to offer in their shop. Firstly, they are open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, seven days a week. They have a private parking lot for customers and even bike parking. It is also very accessible for the disabled who require wheelchairs.

For the payment process, Mankind accepts both credit cards and cash. They even have a dedicated ATM for their customers to use. During the pandemic, they are offering both curbside pick-ups and delivery services.

Deals and Discounts

Mankind believes in inclusivity and thus offers a discount for both seniors/veterans and individuals with disabilities. Veterans and seniors receive a 10% discount for every purchase while individuals with disabilities receive a 15% off discount for every purchase too. If you’re a new customer in Mankind, you receive a 5% discount on your second visit and a further 10% on your third visit.

They also offer “Early Bird” special deals. You get 10% off your entire purchase if you arrive at Mankind from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Mankind Dispensary offer online discounts?

Yes, alongside the in-store deals, they also occasionally offer discounts for online orders. Be sure to keep an eye out.

Do I need an official prescription from a doctor to shop in Mankind?

As long as you’re over 21 years old, you’ll be able to shop all the various cannabis products to your heart’s content. If you’re below 21 years old, you’re going to need to show a valid ID and a medical recommendation for cannabis use.

Is Mankind Dispensary pet friendly?

Unfortunately, Mankind does not serve all types of pets. Mankind only allows service animals in the shop.

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Does Mankind Dispensary accept returns?

No, Mankind does not accept any returns except for one exception. This exception is for vape cartridges that are deemed defective due to a manufacturing error. When this happens, the product should be brought back to the store and examined by one of the lead staff. If they confirm that the product is indeed defective, it will be exchanged for store credit. You need to personally bring the defective item to the store within 30 days of its purchase date.

Final Thoughts

Overall, we believe that Mankind Cannabis Dispensary deserves its title as one of the best cannabis dispensaries in San Diego, California. Their menu features a rich selection of cannabis products that will satisfy any customer.

On top of this, their physical shop has plenty of amenities that make the shopping experience much smoother and less of a hassle. If you’re in the area, we definitely recommend visiting Mankind Dispensary to satisfy your high.

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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