The Green Cross (TGC) medical cannabis collective opened its doors in 2004 as a storefront location in Noe Valley. Instantly it was known for its professional, patient-centric operation style. The mantra that TGC followed was "patients first," a mantra that has since been used by many other organizations entering the medical cannabis industry.
TGC broke the mold in 2006 by morphing into a delivery service. Today, TGC still offers many strains, medicated edibles and smoking alternatives directly and discreetly to your home with the same friendly service and low prices people have come to expect. TGC has also been known as an exemplar in community and outreach services by offering patient consulting, care giving services, and an online community, going above and beyond traditional dispensary services, making it clear to not only its patients, but the community and the local government as well, that cannabis is much more important than many people deem it to be.
Alabama native Kevin Reed is the President of The Green Cross, a medical cannabis (marijuana) collective that has been in operation since July, 2004.
Kevin moved to San Francisco from Mobile, Alabama in 1996 (following the passage of Proposition 215) with the intent of growing cannabis for himself after a car accident left him with serious chronic hip and back pain.
Since 2004 Kevin has emerged as an industrious and tireless advocate for medical cannabis patients and the operators and members of medical cannabis collectives.
In 2005 and 2006 Kevin partnered with other medical cannabis dispensary owners and patient-allies to help advocate for the best possible cannabis legislation for the City of San Francisco.
When properly permitted, regulated and operated, medical cannabis dispensaries can be a positive part of a community. They will generate dozens of new jobs for local residents and create business opportunities for nearby shops and neighborhood cafes.