Westside Caregivers Club – Van Nuys, CA
Westside Caregivers Club sets the bar for knowledgeable, professional, compassionate service in the medical cannabis industry. Employee Jesse Orenstein recalls how frustrated he was when an 82-year-old woman with arthritis came into Westside Caregivers after being sold a brownie at another store that, in her words, “put her through the roof.” The experience made him fully cognizant of the responsibility medical cannabis providers have to their patients.
Westside Caregivers develops relationships with patients as well as medical doctors in a variety of fields, which helps staff recommend appropriate treatment for customers with an array of illnesses and conditions. Orenstein explained how the application of RSO (Rick Simpson oil) helped eliminate a tumor in one patient, and appreciates just how crucial it’s been to foster positive relationships with vendors. When one patient whose cancer had spread to her bones came in the shop, desperate for help, Orenstein knew who to reach out to: “Mr. Val’s, Master Growers topicals and Sunderstorm . . . I called all of them up, and we were able to give [the patient] all kinds of products to try for free, and found exactly what she needed,” he reminisces. “We know everyone’s name who walks through that door, and we make sure every patient leaves happy.”
While Westside Caregivers’ menu has no shortage of wax, oil, shatter—really, any form of concentrate, edible or topical you can think of—they also excel in their selection of premium flower. A well-deserving favorite is L.A. Snow, grown by Lumpy’s Flowers, a four-time Cannabis Cup-winning strain. They also stock novelty items like rose petal-wrapped joints from Sacred Flowers, infused olive oil, various beverages—even fortune cookies! No matter your preferred method of consumption, you’re sure to find the right fit at Westside Caregivers.