Founder Michael M. Mellano’s experience as CEO of a large-scale agricultural business in San Diego County dovetailed nicely with his growing interest in cannabis cultivation. He saw potential in using cannabis to help his 80-year-old mother find natural relief from rheumatoid arthritis. As a former infantry officer in the US Army, Mike also saw how veterans were enjoying the benefits of medical cannabis.
Six years ago, having never grown or had any experience with the cannabis plant, Michael began experimental cannabis cultivation in compliance with CA prop 215. Since then, he has been on a personal pursuit to study and understand its wellness benefits. Out of this journey, Coastal Cannabis Co. was born.
Michael is a firm believer in great customer service, collaboration, and continuous learning. So it’s no surprise for customers to learn that the Coastal Cannabis Co. team emphasizes education and a thoughtful, thorough selection of products. It’s Mike’s goal for his Vista dispensary to become a health and wellness hub for the local community.