MOCA - Modern Canabis Dispensary

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Flower to the People
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If you happen to be walking around Chicago, and hear a lot of people talking about how much they love “MOCA,” they aren’t talking about coffee, they’re talking about one of the hippest cannabis clubs in the city.

MOCA, which is a shortened version of their actual namesake, Modern Cannabis, is quickly becoming one of those “must-see” locations. And, since the passing of recreational marijuana went into play this past January, they’ve continued to see an exponential growth in their business, and rightfully so, this place is pretty awesome.

It evokes an inherent sense of cool and style that many other dispensaries try desperately to attain, however, the majority don’t even come close. In fact, in other establishments that attempt to acquire such a sleek level of sophistication often look silly in their efforts, and typically, they spend more time trying to be something they’re not, and that subsequently, takes attention and care away from the thing that matters most: the cannabis, itself.

At this dispensary, they have employed simplistic, lower-case font to spell out their easy-to-remember title, and I think it does wonders for them. In addition to that, it’s a perfect segue into their actual brick-and-mortar establishment. This isn’t one of those “smoke screen” diversions you see from time to time.

By that I mean, you may see billboards or adverts for locations that claim to have everything the cannabis customer could ever want, but when you arrive, you realize it was all just a bait-and-switch mislead. And, to be honest, those types of deceitful tactics don’t really translate in a lot of repeat business, if you ask me.

MOCA was checking all the required boxes for me to become officially “interested” in their business, but before I high-tailed it over to their actual establishment, I wanted to see if I could learn a little more about this unique cannabis club. And, lucky for me, after a bit of Googling, I was able to find a self-written blurb about their approach towards marijuana, and I must say, it pretty much sealed the deal for me.

In this blurb, they wrote, “Cannabis is our passion, and the MOCA team goes to great lengths to curate the product menu we would want as patients/customers. Our staff are equally passionate about helping medical patients and customers, as we are about the cannabis products that we offer.”

Adding, “We understand that cannabis is new for many people, and everyone has different needs. We will work with you continuously to find the right strains and methods of consumption to create a personal program that is right for you. Or, if you are a cannabis pro, we’d love to talk shop and learn from each other. MOCA prides itself on a dedication to staying current with all the latest research and knowledge in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry.”

Say no more, I’m sold. Let’s head on over to MOCA, shall we?

Flower To The People Dispensary


This is the future of cannabis sales.

At least, that’s what it looks like to me, anyway.

Typically, when you enter a standard dispensary, the vibe is usually the same as other establishments you’ve visited in the past. There’s a stuffy waiting room, awkwardly bright lighting, and a showroom full of fingerprint-smudged glass display cases. But, at MOCA, things have a much more streamlined, simplified approach, and I really, really dig it.

The entire space is pretty much open, there’s not a whole lot of division going in this floor plan, that’s for sure.

Instead of a waiting room, MOCA has a comfortable waiting area, adorned with modern seating to match their modern aesthetic. Their accented brick wall stands out amongst the crowd of stark white interiors. But each wall is affixed with a lower-case, colorful description of what you can expect from that specific area. For example, “waiting area,” “patient consultation,” “checkout,” and things of this nature.

This place is beyond mellow, and it instantly makes you feel cooler just being there. And, as far as interior design goes, I give them an “A+” for their efforts – no doubt about it.


In the market for some RSO or edibles? Then this place has got you covered.

But, if you’re like me, and tend to go for the classic floral form of cannabis, you may be saddened by your lack of options at this place. There’s only 2 (count ‘em 2) choices to choose from here. Which, I understand, is probably because they’ve been wiped clean since recreational use went legal, but this current selection is abmismal, in my personal opinion.

However, if you are looking for any sort of edible, in any variety, this place has a plethora of THC treats to choose from. I have to admit, their edible selection is impressive, I just wish that same level of choice carried over to their other categories. But, I’m confident that, once they restock, they’ll be able to provide more products to their loyal customers. Fingers crossed.


Pretty standard, I have to say.

Which, by all means, is meant to be taken as a compliment. Given their wide array of ingestible forms of cannabis, I’d expect them to charge “an arm and a leg” for a number of their more potent products. But, fortunately for us, cannabis enthusiasts, they make all of their items, in every category, super affordable, which is always a nice sight to see.


I really have to give it up to this place, mainly because they seemed to have done the impossible. They were able to impress me so much, in every facet of their business model, that I didn’t even care about their feeble selection of flowers. Typically, that sort of showing in the strain category will result in a hefty demotion of sorts, but MOCA was so good at what they set out to do, you can’t help but respect them.

It took me absolutely no time at all to pick out a few edibles, and a pre-roll, that I was eyeing, and the entire transaction process couldn’t have been simpler. I’m definitely coming back to MOCA for my marijuana needs, and I think you should, too!




70 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone Number

(773) 722-6622


12 pm – 7 pm (Mon-Thu, Sun), 10 am – 7 pm (Fri-Sat)

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2847 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

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