Article updated Jan 31 at 3pm for reflect that the grand opening was moved from Feb 3 to Feb 17.
Just in time for “The Big Game” in Glendale, Mint Cannabis will open a new West Valley dispensary just minutes from State Farm Stadium. Near the I-10 and 75th Avenue intersection in west Phoenix, the new dispensary will be the Mint’s fifth in the state and will serve adults ages 21 and older.
Mint is offering local media an opportunity to get a sneak peek of its new dispensary (1211 N. 75th Ave.) during a special media preview event at noon this Friday, Feb. 3, where they will have the opportunity to tour the new location with the Mint’s co-founders and meet six-time Olympic champion swimmer and medical marijuana patient and advocate Amy Van Dyken-Rouen.
Van Dyken-Rouen was paralyzed in an ATV accident in 2014 and relies on medical marijuana to manage lingering pain. Van Dyken-Rouen will share her inspiring story of recovery and perseverance as part of the media preview event.
Two weeks later, at noon on Friday, Feb. 17, Mint will hold a grand opening celebration of its newest dispensary for the public with former NFL champion quarterback Jim McMahon, who led the Chicago Bears to a “Big Game” victory in 1985, and who at one time played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
During the grand opening event on Feb. 17, the Mint will distribute free medicated swag bags to the first 100 customers (ages 21+) at noon. The cannabis operator will also offer free tacos in the parking lot of its newest location on this day, from noon to 8 p.m.
“We’re anticipating heavy traffic into this new location because the area is so underserved as far as dispensaries go,” said The Mint. “This new dispensary is only a 5-to-10-minute drive from State Farm Stadium, so we anticipate it will be a popular place as we count down the days to the Big Game on Feb. 12 in Glendale.”
McMahon uses cannabis to treat the chronic pain and arthritis that he suffers from his football career. He calls cannabis a “Godsend” that allowed him to eliminate his painkiller habit, which used to include 100 Percocet pills a month. He co-founded a cannabis company called Revenant in July 2021 with two other retired NFL players – Kyle Turley and Eben Britton. The company’s mission is to provide an alternative, natural way of healing without using industrialized pharmaceuticals.
To further celebrate the new dispensary location, the Mint will donate $1 from each pre-roll sold at its newest dispensary on Friday, Feb. 3; Friday, Feb. 10; and Friday, Feb. 17 to the 100 Club of Arizona.
This is the first time that the state of Arizona has hosted the “Big Game” with legalized marijuana in effect, which has many cannabis industry experts predicting large sales increases leading up to the major event.
Mint Cannabis dispensary will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.