David Spradlin is convinced his new medicinal cannabis dispensary coming to Napa will form the perfect union of healing with a market that knows the benefits of good wine.
That’s why he plans to open a Perfect Union location on Industrial Way near the Whole Foods Market store in May.
Napa allows for a medicinal dispensary but not adult recreational use like other jurisdictions since California voters passed Proposition 64 in 2016. But the city’s stance may be changing.
The current situation is fine with the CEO of Sacramento-based Perfect Union, which has already opened 10 other stores in California and five in New Mexico.
“Recreation is a little harder sell (than medicinal use),” Spradlin told the Business Journal, adding that his reason for doing so is to capitalize on that particular market. “I want to become engrained in the community in a respectful way. That’s why I feel this is a good fit for Napa.”
There are about a handful of other medicinal cannabis dispensaries clustered around First Street.
The former construction worker plans to do some work in the interior of the building to get Perfect Union up to par. The expense for the $54 million company may amount to an estimated $500,000, with the purchase of inventory.
The Perfect Union will sell mostly dry flowers, but it will also include topicals and oils, along with beverages and edibles.
Spradlin plans to appeal to all types of cannabis buyers and wants to especially cater to women and seniors — growth markets in his eyes.
The CEO opened his first dispensary over a decade ago and was impacted by an experience during his research when he witnessed a woman coming into a dingy basement Oakland dispensary for medicinal cannabis. He concluded she was a chemo patient, who looked scared