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The Variety seeks to provide the best possible service to verified patients. Using exclusive cultivators has allowed us to create a closed circuit collective, consistently giving our patient’s the most safe, legal access to high quality medicine.

  • The Variety Returns 12/23/2011

    Posted on December 21st, 2011 The Variety No comments

  • TV Co-op Status Update 5-24-11

    Posted on May 24th, 2011 The Variety No comments

    To all TV members,

    We would like to thank you for your continued support through this time and again apologize for lack of updates. Your voices are unquestionably being heard and we are without a doubt progressing in our goal to once again provide safe and legal access to patients in Orange County. This process has been lengthy and difficult due to the number of illegal facilities that continue to operate during this time. Supporting these illegal facilities will only encourage more raids from the county and make it more challenging to re-establish permanent and safe access to medical marijuana in Orange County. There is much confidence that The Variety Co-op will reopen its doors very soon. We have created an e-mail list for members who wish to be alerted with our reopening.

    Until then please continue to check our website for any updates,


    The Variety Co-op Staff

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  • The Variety Co-op STATUS UPDATE 2/8/11

    Posted on February 8th, 2011 The Variety 4 comments

    First of all, we would like to thank all of our members who have been contacting the county in support of The Variety Co-op. We apologize for the lack of updates since we have closed. Over the past month, we have been working our hardest to restore legal and safe access to patients living in Orange County. There has been much progress, and with your continued support, we are confident that The Variety Co-op will reopen very soon.  Our hopes are to be able to open our doors sometime this month (February).  Until we are able to open again, please continue contacting the county and tell them to restore safe legal access to marijuana in Orange County.  As of now, Orange County residents and patients do not have a legal facility to access medicinal marijuana; only facilities without permits.

    Updates will be posted as we receive them, so keep checking our website for more information.


    The Variety Co-op Staff


    Posted on January 5th, 2011 The Variety 4 comments

    For those of you who were uninformed, the Orange County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance on December 7th, 2010 calling for the ban of all medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives and cooperatives in unincorporated Orange County. In accordance with the new ordinance, The Variety Co-op will be temporarily closing its doors on January 7th, 2010 until an agreement can be made with the County. For the past two years, The Variety Co-op has worked hard every day to provide a safe, comfortable and compassionate place for the patients in our community to come to for their medicine. The Variety Co-op Staff will continue to make every effort possible to provide this service. We will be working our hardest every day to articulate to the County the importance of local, legal and safe access to medical marijuana and pleading our case to re-open for our patients. The Variety Co-op does not want to operate against the wishes of the Board of Supervisors but will pursue the necessary measures to ensure legal access for the residents of Orange County.

    It is very possible we can overcome this ban, but not without the help of all the members of The Variety Co-op! You are encouraged to contact your local District Supervisor. Please let them know the positive ways in which medical marijuana has benefitted your life and how much safe and legal access to your medication, as promised in Proposition 215 & SB 420, means to you. You can reach the office of your local Supervisor either by phone, fax or email. Their contact information is below:

    Supervisor John Moorlach
    Serving: Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Stanton and Cypress
    Phone: 714.834.3220
    Fax: 714.834.6109
    E-mail: &

    Supervisor Janet Nguyen
    Serving: Midway City, Westminster, Santa Ana, and Garden Grove
    Phone: 714.834.3110
    Fax: 714.834.5754

    Supervisor Bill Campbell
    Serving: Orange, Tustin, Irvine, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and Brea
    Phone: 714.834.3330
    Fax: 714.834.2786

    Supervisor Shawn Nelson
    Serving: Anaheim, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, and Placentia
    Phone: 714.834.3440
    Fax: 714.8342045

    Supervisor Pat Bates
    Serving: Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano
    Phone: 714.834.3550
    Fax: 714.834.2670

    Please be sure to contact your local Supervisor and/or Supervisor Janet Nguyen (The Variety Co-op’s local Supervisor) as many times as you can to let them know the importance of safe and legal medical and those who provide it.

    ALSO, The Variety Co-op will be creating a mailing list for constant updates on our current situation. Until then, be sure to check our website frequently for updates.

    Thank you to all our members for your support,

    The Variety Co-op Staff

  • Don’t Forget…

    Posted on August 1st, 2010 The Variety 9 comments
  • Daily hours are from 11am – 7pm unless otherwise posted.
  • The Variety Co-op offers $5 off ALL eighths every Sunday for taking a Patient-Member Health Survey or to NEW members!!!
  • Know Your Vote: California’s Prop 19

    Posted on August 1st, 2010 The Variety No comments

    Have you been confused about how to vote in November?

    Learn more on California’s progressive law by reading a word for word analysis on Prop 19 written by Russ Belville, NORML Outreach Coordinator.

    California Prop 19 Word for Word Analysis

  • Quick-and-Easy Medical Marijuana Legal Advice

    Posted on June 20th, 2010 The Variety 2 comments

    Are you a medical marijuana patient and want to know more about your rights?

    Do you have a valid physician’s recommendation to use medical marijuana but are facing charges at the local, county, or state level?

    With ASA’s Legal Tips you can find answers to some medical marijuana FAQ’s .

  • Patient Health Survey

    Posted on March 15th, 2010 The Variety 6 comments

    Patient Health Survey
    How are we doing? Download and print out this word document.

    The Variety Co-op’s Patient Health Survey was created to analyze the relieving effects found in particular medicinal marijuana strains. We ask that you please take the time and complete this short survey so that we can better provide for your health and medical needs. Thanks!

    Please fill out the Patient-Member Health Survey Form to receive $5 off all eighths on Sundays only. You can either download and print the form here or simply fill it out upon arrival. Fill it out before hand to save time upon arrival.

  • Medical marijuana advocates file lawsuit challenging L.A. ordinance

    Posted on March 2nd, 2010 The Variety 2 comments

    Medical marijuana advocates file lawsuit challenging L.A. ordinance [Updated]

    Medical marijuana advocates upped the ante Tuesday in the legal battle over Los Angeles’ pot dispensaries by suing the city, claiming the ordinance that takes effect later this month is so restrictive it will cause even law-abiding businesses to shut down.

    Americans for Safe Access, the nation’s main medical marijuana advocacy nonprofit, filed the lawsuit with the Venice Beach Care Center and the PureLife Alternative Wellness Center, two dispensaries that have operated in Los Angeles since 2006 — before the city’s moratorium on the centers took effect.

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  • $55 Cap Starting 12-01-09

    Posted on November 29th, 2009 The Variety 3 comments

    NEW 55 CAP