Mint Cannabis will soon be the first dispensary in Arizona, and one of a handful of dispensaries in the country, to have the ability to offer 24-hour service, 365 days per year to those 21 and older.
“The Mint is well known for innovation and pushing the envelope in the marijuana industry to enhance the customer and patient experience,” said Eivan Shahara, Co-Founder and CEO of Brightroot, Inc., parent company of Mint Cannabis. “Pursuing approvals for operational changes like this one brings the Mint closer to other essential service operators that provide care options, like pharmacies. It allows us to better serve our most in-need individuals during overnight hours, and customers who have different work shifts.”
Around-the-clock operations will officially launch on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Mint’s Guadalupe dispensary on the southwest corner of S. Priest Drive and W. Baseline Road (5210 S. Priest Drive). The Mint will operate 24-hours a day at this location on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays as a starting point and may expand the extended hours to additional days of the week based on demand.
According to the Mint’s leadership team, when the sun goes down on Oct. 13, so will the prices. On the first day that the Mint will operate with extended hours, customers and patients will find a live deejay, a variety of “Midnight Madness” buy-one-get-one deals, and free prizes and giveaways all night long. Everyone 21 and older who shops at this dispensary location on Oct. 13 will receive 25% off the purchases they make in the entire store. The first 100 people over the age of 21 who shop at this location after 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 13 will receive a medicated goodie bag with product and swag inside, and everyone 21 and older who visits the Guadalupe dispensary between midnight to 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 will receive a free pre-roll.
Thursday, Oct. 13 also happens to be National M&M Day, so the Mint’s cannabis chefs plan to celebrate all day long and into the weekend by selling infused M&M treats in the Mint Café, the cannabis kitchen located inside the Mint’s flagship dispensary location. They plan to feature everything from cupcakes and cheesecakes to cookies and trail mixes that incorporate the popular chocolate candy.
To ensure the utmost safety of its customers, patients and employees, the Mint already has a very well-lit parking lot at this dispensary location, along with hundreds of security cameras and a team of security guards who work around the clock, 24-7, to ensure safety.
“Not only is the Mint a trailblazer in the cannabis industry, but the entire Mint team operates with a lot of heart – they help people in the community year-round,” said Jeff Kulaga, Guadalupe’s Town Manager. “We’re grateful to have the largest dispensary in the state right here in our backyard, as the tax revenues they generate help our schools, residents, and Town services.”
The 24-hour service that will soon be offered at the Mint’s flagship dispensary is not the only convenience that the innovative operator offers. The Guadalupe dispensary has a drive-thru that gives increased access and more convenience for busy individuals on the go, providing an even speedier option to pick up medicine that may treat illnesses ranging from cancer and epilepsy to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Crohn’s diseases. Customers and patients 21 and older can also order items online at mintdeals.com and pick up their orders through the Mint’s drive-thru, curbside, or in the dispensary. Lastly, patients that live within a 25-mile radius of the dispensary can also have their medicine delivered by the Mint to their home.
The Mint’s Guadalupe dispensary is not only the largest in the state, but it is also the third-largest in the nation. In 2018, the popular cannabis operator introduced the nation’s first full-service cannabis kitchen of its kind, which creates a variety of freshly prepared infused foods – from pizza and wings to brownies and wedding cakes – that are consumed off site.
With more than 262 employees at its Guadalupe, Phoenix and Mesa locations, the Mint is poised to open two additional dispensaries in Phoenix within the year, in addition to new cultivation and dispensary locations in Nevada, Missouri, Massachusetts and Illinois.