Help us ensure equal access for all

Who We Are

The Originals are the four legally authorized cannabis retail establishments currently operating in the City of West Hollywood. You might know us as LA Patients and Caregivers (LAPCG), Zen Healing, MedMen and AHHS. Our businesses were pioneers in the legal medical cannabis industry, providing care for patients in our community.  Since the recent legalization of adult-use cannabis in California, each of our businesses has also engaged in the lawful sale of cannabis products for that purpose.

We have been continuously operating in West Hollywood since 2004 and have provided necessary medication to countless members of the community and beyond. The City of West Hollywood’s reputation as being a vanguard for the legal use of cannabis is built on the hard work and risk-taking of our four medical dispensaries.  We are connected to WeHo, we are part of WeHo and we would like to continue to provide medical and recreational cannabis products to our community.

Why We Need Your Help

After operating for over a decade in West Hollywood, the City might take a step back and effectively shut our doors. The City is allowing fourteen different and new cannabis businesses to open in WeHo for recreational and medical cannabis sales. We support new cannabis businesses, but believe the City also needs to support the original legal and licensed businesses.

Since Prop 64 went into effect nearly in January 2018 and adult use cannabis sales became legal, most cannabis users do not use medical recommendations anymore. Only about 15% of cannabis sales are for medical use and cannabis operators cannot survive without recreational sales. Limiting our sales only to adult use will effectively shut down business that have been in the City for over a decade.

How You Can Help

If you are a resident of West Hollywood, please contact with City Council and let them know that they should keep the Original Four.

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Meet the Original Four

Alternative Herbal Health Services or “AHHSWEHO” as we are affectionately called (OZ-WE-HO) , first opened our doors to patients and the community back in 2004.  Alternative Herbal Health Services is loves being able to educate our patients about their favorite medicine, Cannabis. They are committed to providing patient members with natural alternatives to treat their pain and illness with a large selection of the highest quality clean medicine at reasonable prices.

LA Patients and Caregivers (LAPCG) is a medical and adult-use cannabis retailer with deep roots in the cannabis community. Founded in 2004, the organization is a pioneer in safe and legal access in Southern California. LAPCG is committed to offering better choices for medical and adult-use consumers by working directly with scientists and award-winning cultivators to create safer, more functional and beneficial cannabis products for our members. LAPCG is renowned for its premium and affordable cannabis, knowledgeable staff, and commitment to compassion.

MedMen’s mission is to provide an unparalleled experience that invites the world to discover the remarkable benefits of cannabis. MedMen West Hollywood was the company’s first location. They are committed to changing perceptions of cannabis culture by prioritizing safe, tested products sold by highly-trained employees who provide an educational experience in a beautiful retail location. Additionally, MedMen works to make a social impact through non-profit partnerships across the city, with an emphasis on serving the LGBTQ community.

Zen West Hollywood has evolved with the needs of their patients and the City of West Hollywood to better serve our patrons and the community. As a long time operator in West Hollywood, Zen specializes in the highest quality, natural medicine in Southern California. With an ample selection of marijuana strains and edibles, Zen Healing’s mission is to serve the medical marijuana community in a safe, clean, and welcoming environment.