Royal Highness Palm desert

Royal Highness Dispensary Review

Royal Highness is a shop located behind elpaseo in Palm Desert California. The shops grand opening  was a few years ago and they claim to serve medical & recreational cannabis consumers. This is OGKHUSH’s review on the dispensary Roral Highness in Palm Desert California.

The opening for royal highness was a bad start from the beginning. The store lacked product, had long lines and waits, and was selling cannabis for over 70$ an 1/8th(3.5g). The stores buyer managed to get some watered down og kush  called “Megawellness og” and also a similar og gassy gut called the “nameless og” for the grand opening. This bud was 75$ an 1/8! Wow but like any insane reviewers i bought some anyways. The cannabis was great, good for depression, classic og flav and while not the best quality it “got the job done” and for 75$ is good the job done on the wallet too! This would be the last of any OG kush or “happy weed” that would be stoked at royal highness.

OG kush

Every week or so i would look onto the busy weedmap site and see all the products but they would never restock any potent og kush or highgrade so i would go to other stores. Weeks turned into months and after multiple request no real answer was given as to why the could restock nameless genetics who carried a watered down og kush. A watered down og kush is one that could be potent but not as good as the original. The shops focus seemed to be “sell sell sell” where bud tenders and buyers for the store focus on THC level and less on terpene content or profile.

Crony Capitalism

The small farmer has been cut out of the cannabis industry making way for inexperienced farmers with brown cannabis not safe for daily consumption. The poorly untested new genetics taste bad, dont get you high in a positive way. The cannabis plant is supposed to be legal yet no shops in California can constantly supply the worlds most popular variety, og kush. The black market thrives with strong og kush while the legal market is having its bubble burst from an over saturated market. Cannabis “legalization” in California only allows the rich to make more money and the poor remain in poverty.

The reviews

After calling the Royal highness dispensary where i got treated poorly i left a review on a website. The response was

“Wrong store, sorry we keep exotics on our shelves, no brown flower sold here EVER! You are able to smell and see all purchases, no gimmicks just pure gas. We are Royal Highness!!!! SMH so sad people keep confusing us with different location only Palm Desert store located on the second floor.”

I had the right store! But they do not stock exotics only what they think are exotic. They do have brown flower go check em out! Funny how the say they have “pure gas” but NO OG KUSH or anything earthy, piney, swampy or potent. They do not have cannabis for anxiety and depression. The left me another review reply:

“How do I reply to a person who goes out of their way to leave a negative review on every store in the Coachella Valley, I am not sure if you have a bad day everyday, but to wish that a business close is just pure evil, may god bless you and the hole in your heart, because the god I serve will continue to prosper our business and block negativity, we wish our other stores in the valley continue success we are retailers, we are not producers no cultivators we retail good products. I hope that one day you will get the store you desire or become a farmer and learn good business practices but this is not a way to get there. I am always available at the store Royal Highness if you needed to voice your opinions in person just ask for the manager.”

This is not true. I had left MANY full 5 star reviews on weedmap but many companies have had to get shut down from regulations that all my 5 star reviews are now deleted out of my control by weedmap. This response was not sincere or genuine. I am looking out for people who are poor and suffer from mental illnesses and use cannabis for relief.

I left many negative reviews on many shops lately because the quality has gone too far down and the price too far up. They think its evil for me to wish they closed up doors and business but i think its evil to sell brown or low grade cannabis to patients needing relief when better quality exists. These people are so uninformed about cannabis and quality i cant really have a constructive conversation with them. They are conceded and on a high horse.

Overall my experience with this cannabis shop has been horrible. The prices are high, the cannabis is low quality with no OG KUSH in stock(Most popular variety). Royal Highness in Palm Desert is your basic wannabe glass case high end shop without the product to match. Many workers are uninformed, arrogant, ignorant on terpenes and potency and push for THC percentages vs terpene profiles. This shop is compley useless for medical cannabis and the community that drives it. At no point does going into royal highness feel like cannabis legalization.

Can terpenes get you high?

Terpenes are organic compounds that work in the body to produce effects on the brain and other areas of the body. Consuming cannabis terpenes will get you high in the same since a medicinal flower in the wild would get you high. Myrcene is a sedative and relaxant. Linalool is sedative and causes fogginess.  Alpha Pinene works with gaba receptors in the brain causing a mood shift. B-caryophyllene is a Anti-anxiety compound, sedative, Body relaxant, anxiolytic, and antidepressant. Alpha terpineol relaxes nerves and effects the brain. Adding THC to these compounds amps up the desired effects. Some terpnes can get you high while others not so much.

What are terpenes for?

Terpenes are found in plants and are used for protecting plants from predators(also attracting them) and creating resins that make up a plants smell. Terpenes are organic compounds produced by many plants on earth. Terpenes are normally strong in odor and can be therapeutic. Terpenes make up essential oils. The FDA considers many terpenes like the main ones found in cannabis og kush to be food. These compounds are known as food grade terpenes and are used as flavor agents.

What are the terpenes found in OG Kush oil?

Question: What are the terpenes found in OG Kush oil?


The main terpene in og kush is nerolidol followed by myrcene, R-limonene, B-caryophyllene, linalool, alpha terpineol, alpha-humulene, farnesene according to terpene analysis conducted on the orginal og kush oil(Flower).

Question: How much THC is in OG kush?

Answer: According to lab analysis the OG kush contains 24% THC under optimal growing conditions.

Question: How much CBD is in OG kush?

Answer: According to lab analysis the OG kush contains less than 0.9% CBD and most likely contains very little.

How different cannabis terpenes effect your body.

*Please note these compounds listed below are in the cannabis plants and are not safe to consume in extract form. Use caution when dealing with plant extracts and we always recommend growing the right cultivar vs extraction of plant compounds the way mother nature intended.

Cannabis Terpenes and plant compounds.

  • Nerolidol: Boost potency and longevity of important terpenes listed below and many others.
  • Myrcene: Sedative, relaxant.
  • Linalool: Sedative, Dizziness. *Increases other terpenes effects.
  • Limonene: Appetite suppressant.
  • alpha Bisabolol: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-irritant, Anti-microbial, Analgesic.
  • alpha Pinene: Anti-anxiety, anti-Depressant, for staying focused and in a good mood.
  • B-caryophyllene: Anti-anxiety, sedative, Body relaxant, anxiolytic, antidepressant.
  • alpha terpineol: Anti-anxiety, sedative, calms nervous system, anxiolytic, antidepressant. 
  • alpha-Humulene: Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory,  appetite suppressant.
  • Farnesene: Anti-inflammatory, spasms.
  • Borneol: hemorrhoid relief, arthritis, antibacterial.
  • Eucalyptol: colds, cramps, asthma, heals wounds and minor sprains.