California's First Drive-Thru Dispensary Is the Perfect Pre-Coachella Cannabis Pit Stop

Harborside has opened its first SoCal outpost in Palm Springs.

Coachella prep is stressful enough: Between triple-checking that you've got those wristbands to ensuring your wardrobe is desert-ready, there's always something on your checklist that's neglected. If you happen to forget your recreational goodies at home, then Harborside's new drive-through dispensary — its first in SoCal and fourth in the California — will be your time-saving cannabis pit stop.

Open as of early December 2019 and located along 10 freeway in the Palm Springs neighborhood of Salvia, the 4,800-square-foot shop is about two hours from Los Angeles and approximately 20 minutes before Indio, making it the ideal stocking-up spot for Angelenos bound for Coachella, Joshua Tree, and beyond. In addition to stocking cannabis products, the space houses Pure Healing Clinic, which offers holistic wellness services such as acupuncture, body work, Tui Na massage therapy, herbal medicine, and more.

In addition to Harborside's own Key line of products, the shop stocks flowers ($35 and up for 3.5 grams), vaporizers and cartridges ($30 and up), pre-rolls ($9 and up), drinks and edibles ($8 and up), extracts ($20 and up for 1 gram), topicals ($25 an up), and more from trusted brands like Alien Labs, Canndescent, Connected, Kiva, Lowell Farms, Pure Ratios, Raw Garden, Select, and others.

Here's how the drive-thru works: Simply place an order online and upload a photo of your government-issued ID. Your MJ merch will be ready at the window.

Co-founded in 2006 by cannabis rights activist and The Last Prisoner Project founder Steve DeAngelo (perhaps you've seen him on Discovery Channel's Weed Wars?) and peace and justice activist David Wedding Dress, Harborside is one of the oldest medical cannabis license-holders in the U.S. and operates a cultivation facility in Salinas as well as two dispensaries in Oregon.

In a statement, DeAngelo explains, "Harborside decided to come to the Coachella Valley because we like to be where the action is… The Valley is growing into a world-class center of both the cannabis industry and cannabis tourism, so it's an ideal location to introduce the legendary Harborside retail model and in-house brands to a wider population. We're also bringing some things that the Valley hasn't seen yet, like our drive-thru, an on-site holistic healing clinic, and the legendary knowledge and compassion of our associates."

Harborside, 66205 Paul Rd., Desert Hot Springs, 92240; Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; (888) 994-2726

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