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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

High-End Marijuana of the Month Club Hits San Francisco

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 1:20 PM

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Cannabis connoisseurs rejoice, there's now a new weed delivery option catered exclusively to you. San Francisco-based Marvina is a new marijuana delivery service in the city, but with a twist: It aims to deliver a mix of new top-shelf strains every month, hand-selected for customers. 

“It’s like when you’re in the grocery store at the wine aisle; we didn’t know what to do,” Marvina co-founder Dane Pieri told OZY.com. Picking the right strain from a budtender brought an intimidation factor, leading to the foundation of Marvina as a way to educate amateur stoners on the best strains out there.

It's like a wine of the month club, only you'll be swapping the grapes for grapes (that's purple weed to you, bud). Customers can select either 7, 14, or 28 grams of cannabis for Marvina to deliver on a regular schedule, costing $95, $175 or $325 monthly, respectively. Users signing up do have to scan or take a snapshot of their medical marijuana credentials, and must present their identification upon delivery (because you know, laws and stuff)

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Speaking of which, the site takes a page out of Uber's playbook, and says it connects users to dispensaries, and does not sell cannabis itself. "Marvina is not a dispensary and does not sell marijuana," it writes on its website.

And true to that promise, the site leaves much in the hands of customers and dispensaries. When signing up, customers can chose between Sativa and Indica breeds, a favored dispensary, and the amount of cannabis they'd like delivered. After that, the mix of strains you get is all up to that dispensary.

But that's the appeal: Experts choose the best strains they can find, so you don't have to. 

Whether you consider the practice lazy or classy, it's most definitely convenient. Marvina's delivery map highlights all of San Francisco, so you can get deliveries from SoMa to the Sunset.

But what does the company's name, Marvina, actually mean? Per its website:
Well actually its a nod to Malvina Reynolds, one of our favorite songwriters. Her song Little Boxes was also the theme song of one of our favorite TV shows, Weeds. (Ok, when we talk about Weeds we really mean seasons 1-3 because the other seasons really don't compare to those first three. If you're a fan of the show you know what we mean.)
Okay guys, sorry we asked. Just deliver the Romulan already. 

[via High Times]
[h/t Marvina]



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