- Facebook: @PeoplesOC
- Instagram: @peoples_oc
- Website: peoplesorangecounty.com
- Address: 2721 S Grand Ave Santa Ana, CA 92705
People’s OC – Santa Ana, CA
People’s OC is on pace to become Orange County’s premier cannabis retailer. With an initial opening in the Inland Empire in 2007, they relocated to Santa Ana after winning one of the highly-coveted lottery bids necessary to open a cannabis business. Since their 2016 grand opening, People’s OC has made a noticeable splash in the local industry and succeeded in ingratiating themselves within the community. They were named “Cannabis Store of the Year” at last year’s SoCal DOPE Industry Awards, and regularly participate in fundraisers and events to raise awareness about children’s health and cancer research, among other worthy causes.
From the minute you set foot in the conveniently located, two-story building’s downstairs lobby, you can tell they mean business. There’s an immaculately tidy sitting area for guests, an array of shelves with clothing and other merchandise, and two display cases; one case exhibits the debut issue of High Times, as well as other magazines featuring stories on cannabis dating back to the ‘80s, including Newsweek and Time.
Staff at People’s OC noted that, prior to adult-use recreational legalization (when their clients were all medical patients), Indica-dominant strains like OG Kush were in high demand. As their customer base has shifted more toward recreational users in the past few months, they’ve observed an increase in demand for sativa-dominant strains and hybrids like Blue Dream and Jack Herer. While they have their own cultivation operation, they also purvey flower from notable growers such as DNA Genetics, Black Leaf Inc. and Nameless Genetics, and boast an impressive selection of vaporizers, concentrates and edibles.