Now that I’m a card carrying member of the “I smoke somewhat legally” club, dispensaries are now a viable option for me. No more calling a friend to get a hold of his friend to see if he has any weed. No more people flaking on me. From now on I can walk into a safe environment and choose what I want to buy by the gram.
New to the dispensary game but not business; I’m well aware of when the state’s first gave the okay for medical marijuana businesses popped up like lemonade stands. Regulation is still an issue for many but I’m not here to scrutinize some fucked up legislation or an archaic law instead I’d like to know: What do you expect from a dispensary?
Perhaps for the personnel to be knowledgeable about questions like heady high or body numb, indica or sativa? Or how about weighed in front of you? What about a wide selection or even accessories like pipes and vapor pipes? Is presentation important to you?
So far I’ve been to two dispensaries: One near my high speed internet porn paying job and the other on the way to Costco.
The one near my work is called Evergreen Holistic Center. They've taken one for the team by being raided once and are still fighting the good fight — I made my donation. The two times I’ve been there I enjoyed each product and isn’t that all that really counts. All varieties cost 10 dollars a gram and then their edible selection has a price of its own. The Lavender, Kush, Strawberry Cough, and everything else I’ve had has been top notch. The staff are cordial and will help you figure out what kind of high you need, look for the guy that looks like Bam Bam Bigalow.
My next experience was The Alternative Care Clinic. As soon as you walk-in the spa vibe hits you. A very clean little corner on earth they have an awesome selection from 8 dollar grams to fifteen. Not only do they have quality bud but quality edibles as well. Made by a mystery chef out of Seattle, Ettalew’s Medibles are a gluttonous delight. One cookie and I slept with no worries or it could have been the Jack Herer I had earlier. Besides the knowledgeable staff, bad ass cookies, and quality herb I appreciate the fact that each selection is broken down to indica and sativa percentages as well.
I found both places comfortable. The Evergreen Holistic Center was like going to a buddies and The Alternative Care Clinic had the professional clean feel.
When you go, what’s important to you?