Located @ 12737 Glenoaks Blvd. # 15 Sylmar, CA 91342
Telephone @ (818) 403-6164
Open @ 10 AM-9 PM Monday-Friday, 10 AM-8 PM Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM Sunday
Patients must be at least 18 years of age
Sylmar Compassionate Caregivers (SCC) Dispensary Profile
There’s something to be said for a clinic or collective actually maintaining a real, genuine warmth with regards to the customer service and overall atmosphere of the establishment; Sylmar Caregivers is one such place, and I was actually caught off guard by just how down to earth and pleasant the staff is, free of the general “attitude” and sluggish service that seems to plague a ton of clinics that I’ve visited over the years. SCC is very easy to locate on Glenoaks Blvd. , with relatively quick access to the 405, 5 and 210 freeways which is always a huge plus in terms of ease of access. Clean and brightly lit up with a vibrant decor, SCC is welcoming immediately upon entry. Registration and check-in is lightning fast, ensuring prompt entry to the best part of any good dispensary — the patient room that actually houses the medicinal marijuana (and in the case of SCC, there are also a multitude of rolling papers, wraps, intricate pipes, bubblers, grinders, glass screens and more).
First off, Sylmar Compassionate Caregivers maintains a $50 donation cap, but that only really pertains to maybe two or three “elite” strains that are offered up for patients, while the majority of the meds dip to around $40 which is really quite the amazing feat when you take a quick glance at some of the buds on display. One of my absolute favorites is the True OG, a pure indica variety to it’s very core that hits hard and heavy, and progressively becomes heavier as time slowly marches forward. As such, it’s perfect for those who love a genuinely heavy OG cut and are in need of cannabis that fills the necessary void of relieving extreme pain, debilitating diseases, and sleep issues. The visual appearance of the True OG at Sylmar Compassionate Caregivers is really quite impressive; rich, dark green calyxes peppered with fiery orange pistils and just drenched in crystal-like trichomes. The smell is immense, like a pine forest backed by deep notes of lemon-like PineSol and a very faint hint of a rich “earthiness.” It’s very distinct and the taste falls in line somewhat, being dominated by the deep earth notes only hinted at while the citrus flavors take a backseat but are still very much present. This is a prime example of one of the very best strains that you’d be lucky to run across (although common in Southern California, well-grown examples are becoming something of a rarity).
The God’s Gift x Bubba Kush cross is another incredible strain at SCC and my personal favorite; it is incredibly deep and heavy, holding true to the genetics (GDP x OG x Bubba), setting one into a deep, meditative zone; the feeling is best described as both a cerebral and physical “warmth” that radiates outward; effects extend into deep relaxation and pain relief. This is just an exemplary example of medicinal marijuana of the indica variety in all facets. Shimmering white frost covers vibrant greens and oranges; the buds themselves are immediately sticky to the touch and coated in resinous trichome glands. The smell is of a spicy hash, sweet grapes, citrus, and coffee; easily one of the best of all-time in my own personal canon as far as smells go. The taste hits all of the same notes– hash, grape, citrus, coffee, and earth– again, just incredible.
Other great strains that I’ve personally had the pleasure of trying at SCC are the Ogre Kush (Master Kush x Bubba Kush), the Master Kush x Skywalker OG, and the Jack the Ripper. The Jack the Ripper in particular is very good. Dark green and coated with shimmering trichs, the structure is dense and resinous; the smell and flavor are dominated by fuel notes and sharp lemon. The effects are heavy and simultaneously stimulating and great for creative workouts. Potent with great flavor and effects this is another well-balanced winner. Sylmar Compassionate Caregivers is great in all facets and is definitely a clinic that should be looked at immediately whether you’re located in the general vicinity or you need to make a trip; the quality is there and the staff goes out of their way to cater to you; it’s all I can ask for and SCC meets and easily exceeds my expectations. Great work.
-Review by Totems
-Photography by Synapse