What makes Dragonfly™ unique?
“I was on the couch for two months, with two kinds of autoimmune conditions. When I got my CBDs from Dragonfly — and they were in tincture form — I took them, and within hours the fog in my brain was lifted, and I started to feel better.”
— Jan Wasserman, Dragonfly patient featured in the video “Cannabis is Medicine: Changing the Narrative”
When a group of women got together to start a holistic healing center in December 2011, little did they know, that Dragonfly Wellness Center™ would become a community resource for people seeking pure and potent cannabis medicines. But finding a place to create their vision of a holistic healing center was not so easy.
Dragonfly searched throughout 2011 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties for a space in which they could open a holistic healing center that expressed the true meaning of the word holistic. Instead of the Balkanized natural supplements, organic food, and sustainable lifestyles movements, Dragonfly would offer a cross-section of herbs, treatments, movement, and other classes as part of a diverse approach to natural healing that our bodies’ complex metabolisms need.
Central to their vision of a holistic healing center was the inclusion of one of the oldest and most broadly used herbal remedies of all — cannabis, with its 5,000-year written history of healing. But back in 2011, the response from every potential landlord was straightforward and brutal: “Drop the marijuana from your business and we’ll rent to you.”
Needless to say, Dragonfly found a home and began to build its business. They offered pure and potent, locally sourced medicinal cannabis, including pet CBDs; Chinese and other local wildcrafted herbal lotions, salves, tinctures, soaps; as well as t’ai chi, massage, Bowen treatments, acupuncture; and classes and community events such as Healing with Mushrooms, Meditation for Beginners, the Science of Cannabis Medicine, Paint ‘n Puff parties, Green & Sober support groups, and grassroots policy meetings and public events.
Dragonfly is part of MCIA (Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association), a community of industry professionals dedicated to preserving and promoting the region’s heritage of producing world-class cannabis and cannabis products.