Napa’s Cannabis Sommelier

Wine varietals are derived and defined by terroir and appellation, and they feature distinct smells, tastes, and textures. So too is cannabis.

Just as wine can serve as instrumental to a relaxed lifestyle, so can cannabis. This plant, so often misunderstood and maligned, is the heart of Abide, a new downtown Napa dispensary that seeks to educate and heal through its various services.

Micah Malan, Amos Flint, Ty Heldt, and Jerred Kiloh opened their downtown dispensary with the goal of providing the community with organic pain relief and educational services in an upscale boutique setting.  The four, each a wine country native, bring a wealth of varied experience to their venture, including Kiloh’s proprietorship of award-winning Los Angeles dispensary The Higher Path. But their common denominator is farming; having grown up surrounded by the agricultural bounty of wine country has provided each of them a deep understanding of what it takes to organically grow and nurture crops of the highest quality.

Their mission with Abide is simple: provide customers with a warm and welcoming environment in which they
can explore superior cannabis products, sold at a fair price and dispensed by compassionate, professional, and knowledgeable staff that understand not only the medicinal properties of each strain, but also the terroir variations and terpenes.
“We hope to be for cannabis what the Napa Valley wineries are to wine,” said Malan. “We are your cannabis sommeliers, providing the best in both education and product. We consider Abide to be a perfect complement to the fine wine and high-end culinary options found in wine country.
“Our belief is that relief can be found naturally, from a plant grown in the ground. We take an honest, authentic approach to cultivating, dispensing, and educating. We believe in helping customers find the right delivery system and dosage for their needs and the symbiotic relationship between the human cannabinoid and the
plant cannabinoid. Educating and guiding patients to their perfect cannabis product is our ultimate goal.”

Abide products include extracts, edibles, tinctures, vapes, and topical creams and ointments, variations of which are often used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to general pain, nausea, muscle spasms, appetite loss, and mental health conditions. Most of Abide’s products are listed in the company’s online store, and compassionate Abide staff are also available for consultations and can recommend the best formulations for each customer.


Article By: Fran Miller // Photos Courtesy of Abide