- East Bay
- March ,1971
- My most prized possession is:
- My chocolate lab
- Member since:
- Aug 2011
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Dispensary & Marijuana Reviews
- Reviewed 11/23/11
Melt is the correct term...
Your brain might melt on this stuff. I dont know if they will get more, but at 61.3% THC and 1.37% CBD (Yes, i correctly typed 61.3%) - for $25, it was a steal. The cheese melt is an Indica>Sativa mix, and it has a sweet flavor with a nice, sticky hash finish. Good in the toro sprinkled on a little grind, or the same way in the volcano (but much tastier in the toro). A great way to add kick to the volcano grind; and just a great little bubble hash all-around. I hope to have it again.
- Reviewed 11/6/11
I made the long drive from my central bay area locale to the south bay to see my first love - E.M. - not sure what san jose is doing with MMJ... but i digress... i wanted to see the fine products these folks always have for me - and this time they had finer products than i had ever seen...
alas - i had budgeted my cash for a digital volcano, so i could only buy an eighth of this amazing creation. There were some others that caught my eye, but the frost berry was the first i saw when i scanned. Upon complete visual, it was my clear choice. My budtender agreed, and said it smelled even nicer. No lie - it smelled so sweet...
The nugs are yellow-green, but absolutely covered in crystals; and they are as dense rocks, not hard, not dry, but they pull apart nicely. As told - the smell is just inoxicating. A blueberry, with a hint of hash and spice - very subtle. Mostly just powerful with the smell of berries.
I'll tell you more later - after i go back and nab some more of this sweet stash.
- Reviewed 10/25/11
A first class experience, from start to finish.
I have visited a few of the fine dispensaries in San Francisco as well as some in San Jose, but for some reason i had not been able to make it to SPARC until this last weekend. What a mistake. SPARC is the cream of the crop, top of the line, nothing-left-out experience. They had it all covered...
I live in the East Bay - but it was quick access, close to the Bridge side of Mission St and I was able to park on the street (there was ample parking). The security working the door was the real deal - and she was very welcoming. She opened the door - to a what was the cleanest looking builiding front on the block, and quite stylish (as their website pictures highlight). Inside was just as welcoming, as the young man behind the counter was all smiles - greeting me and guiding me. After i handed the guy my paperwork, he told me all kinds of good stuff about SPARC that i love. First and foremost - They have access to a FREE PARKING GARAGE very nearby. Plus there is a frequent-buyer reward program, volcano use on-sight, etc. I filled-out an insightful questionnaire/paperwork, and i was off to see the goods.
The room is cool - the interior decoration is welcoming and hip, there are a row of tables and a few volcanoes available for patient use. There was somebody enjoying the vape whilst i hurried to peruse sweet indica...
The counter is standard - a large glass cases with nugs on display under the glass, each in their boutique jars. The "flowers" are labelled/color-coded by variety (green for indica, purple for I/S hybrid, etc) - and there are also price menu screens on the walls.
My budtender was having a bad day, she was the only sour aspect of my experience... she was a bit stand-offish. No big deal, i asked for what i wanted to see, and she showed it to me. She also gave me honest opinions, and from what i can tell she was right on the money. I bought some "Red Raspberry Kush" - and damn is it potent. Just the way i like my Indica. I also got a cookie-cake... but im saving that.
All-in-all, i cant wait to get back to SPARC to see what selection of goodness they have in-store for me... I do wish they would update their menu (WITH PICTURES) on sticky guide - to better entice me to make that drive over the bridge.
Pretty, Sweet, Dense, and Sticky...
If you dont mind tiny nugs, these will do. They have great smell and flavor, and i can get a very thick hit off it. It's potent - too much will make many smokers disoriented and paranoid. Not good for productivity. Great for bedtime - in small doses.
I knock a star off because the buds are so small, and i went through an 1/8 way too fast for herb this strong (and expensive). Next time i will try a $45 variety...
- Reviewed 10/4/11
I keep coming back for this strain...
I have spent more than i care to mention on what might be one of the finest strains i have encountered in the last decade-plus. From a smokers perspective - this bud is practically flawless. It is aesthetically gorgeous, every batch i have grabbed; the aroma is sublime - sweet, fruity, tart, pungent but not so crazy my whole house smells if i leave the top off my bottle (well, maybe it does fill a room). The flavor is amazing, and smooth - and you can get a great draw if you set it up right. Overuse may lead to a slight tolerance build-up, but tempered use keeps this herb up there with the most gripping of indica strains i have had the pleasure of smoking.
It's clearly not the same blackberry kush i have seen other places (and it's superior) - it reminds me a lot of NL#5... perhaps the all-around greatest bud ever. Somebody, just bring back the straight NL#5, no haze required...
- Reviewed 9/13/11
Most convenient, high quality...
I keep coming back to Medithrive for the simple facts in the title - it has high-quality meds that lure me in, and the convenience getting in and out of there is about as simple as the city can offer. I have been able to park in front of the store each and every time i visit.
They offer some very nice meds - though i have gotten some meds from other dispensaries that I might prefer due to their density, manicure, flavor, etc. But needless to say, you can't go wrong with Medithrive.
If there is one other knock i have - it would be that since my very first visit, no budtender has given me the chance to choose from a selection of tins. Im not sure if that particular girl was just being extra-cool, if that was a first-time hook, if policy has changed, etc. I do wish the budtender would at least ask me if i prefer large nugs, small nugs, etc. Hasnt happened since that first perfect visit. Again, that does happen other places, and that is service i value. I hope the good folks at Medithrive will take this into consideration.
An odd flavor, i'd hoped for sweeter...
It wasnt dense, as the menu described - i would call it fluffy and somewhat leafy. It had what looked to be decent trichome coverage, but it had a spicy smell that wasnt what i expected or wanted in a blackberry or bubba - something reminiscent of powder mildew. Though i doubt that to be the case for this high-quality dispensary, i have heard pm is a common enemy of the bubba kush - and the flavor is off for me on this pick-up. I wont get this one again.
Total winner - i want more...
I had my eyes on the blackberry bubba kush, but this looked nice for just a hair less per 1/8th so grabbed one of each, and wish i would have gone with 100% purple dawg.
The nugs were tight, well-manicured and dense - frosty green with hints of purple (really these looked exactly like the pics in the menu, spot-on). I was very pleased with the assortment of buds that came in this tin, and the aroma was nice as soon as i opened it up. On a squeeze it's a tart smell, not too overwhelming. Not nearly as potent as the NL X Bubba. Under the loop they were nice - covered with ripe trichomes - very crusty. The hit is tasty, Im not sure it's really sour - it bites though... not harsh as much as expansive. Go easy.
The high is potent - as chem dawg tends to be... i love a good chem dawg high; throw-in the GDP hybrid and you have a sweet head and body high for physical activities or after work relaxation. I hope they keep this strain in-stock for a long time.
- Reviewed 9/12/11
A Fruity Sample
I picked-up a gram of this as my freebie from Medithrive for my loyal customer support. The tin had tiny nuggets in it - almost too small for me to give a sold rating on, but i gave them a look under a photo loop and they were crusty, crystally little suckers. The smell is very fruity and pungent - even with the tiny buds i had. The first hit gave a unique flavor - not really harsh, but it had a kick. Im not sure if i was able to detect cherry, but it was fruity and sweet.
The high was a nice kick - i had a stella before my first bowl, so that might have enhanced the stony-factor... it did the trick and i was off to bed.
Unfortunately for me - i suffered a brutal bought of food poisoning a few hours later, and that crushed me all night long. I turned to the Cherry-AK when i recovered in the early afternoon, and it was ideal for stimulating my appetite and soothing my aching body. So it earns 4 stars from this connoisseur.
- Reviewed 8/25/11
Does the trick
Im not sure why the package it in a brown paper - makes it look like a blunt, and gives one the impression it may just be harsh... go back to standard white people - Raw or DLX or something...
That's all for not - it wasnt really harsh, the little sucker had nice flavor and a good kick. It served as a perfect pre-dinner treat as we travelled to our restaurant destination.
- Reviewed 8/24/11
These little nugs also grabed my attention with their nice shape, frosty coating and fine manicure. I was originally seeking GDP, but this was the special of the day and honestly looked crustier from the quick cursory glance i was given. So i snagged a gram to sample and i can say i like what stumble accross here...
It is as described - pretty little buds, mostly light green in color. They smell sweet and taste pretty sweet as well. The flavor is nice, and though it is sweet - it is also somewhat harsh. It was hard for me to get a good thick pull off my toro...
The high was nice - that typical indica headrush that makes you feel flush, but no where near as potent as the immediate kick of apothecarium's blackberry kush or the NL X Bubba that i reviewed. It has a nice, euphoric effect, but not so overwhelming that you lose track of all obligations after smoking it.
- Reviewed 8/23/11
Dispensary Review:The Apothecarium
A little gem...
I was on my way to Izzy's Steak House from the east bay, and was able to employ a very useful app on my phone to find this spot... i was barely able to make it there by closing - but with a little help from my ride we made it work. It was an easy spot with it's clean signage and large wooden door - swung open to invite me in as their day came to a close. They were kind enough to quickly process my paperwork and get me up to the counter, where i was shown some very well manicured and highly enticing strains. My budtender was very attentive (though i was a little distracted thinking about Izzy's potatoes au gratin and how empty my stomach was) - she showed me what i needed to see with no rush (despite the closeness to closing time), and she hand-picked (well, tongs really) choice nugs for me, and i was loving that. Last but not least, as a 1st time patient i was given a nice house pre-rolled. It was tasty and quite a kick. Perfect for dinner. Nice work people, you have a fan. I look forward to seeing more crushing strains from this beauty of a spot.
A tasty blow to the head...
I am a total sucker for the trichomes, i just loves me some frosty nugs... so when the budtender at the apothecarium pulled this out the jackpot bells were ringing in my head. I told her we had a winner, wrap those pretty babies up.
So yeah, they are super-frosty, deep green with a hint of a lavender and blue calyx here and there. The smell is overpowering; it is an amazingly potent berry smell. it almost seems like it has a narcotic effect just to inhale the aroma.
Love at first hit? The very first taste was a good one, very sweet. It could trigger salivation. The smoke is nice and thick, and the sensations of a high were nearly instantanious. Wow... I'll have to report back - but for awhile there i really lost track of time and space. Thankfully i found i was sitting safely on my couch and only about 20 minutes had passed. I have got to be more careful.
This could be dangerous in the wrong hands.
- Reviewed 8/17/11
Quality and convenience with a smile
Drove out to pick-up some insomnia medicine, and was pretty happy with how easy it was for me to get in and out of there with exactly what i was looking for at a price that i was willing to pay - even though its more than i would like to pay (of course). It wasnt too hard to find a spot within a half a block - so parking was easy. The folks inside were friendly, and the budtender that helped me was very informative and cool. She showed me severai options that i was able to pick from, so i dont know what people on yelp were talking about. I went home, threw the contents of my tins on a balance: 8.2g - I was very pleased with that. I was able to make it from the far reaches of the suburbs to medithrive and back to my pad in just about an exact hour on a thursday night (very close to 8:30). So the last good thing i will say about Medithrive - that cements their 5th star, they are OPEN LATE! 9pm...
I love NL, and the Bubba adds a sweet kick...
If you visit Medithrive's menu - it's hard to ignore the frosty goodness that appears to be their NL X Bubba Kush; they have quite the tempting picture there. I needed some medicine to help me unwind at night and it seemed like a bubba kush hybrid would be a good choice. So i tried Medithrive...
The buds are a little leafy, well, maybe a lot leafy - and i think that's just the way bubba kush is. I almost wanted to knock a star off for the dominance of leaves that fill the buds - but despite it's lack of calyx-denseness, it's so trichome-rich it makes my mouth water. So fluffiness is not such a knock in the long-run. It has a deep green-blue color with some purple buried among the calyx.
The flavor is sweet - you get a little NL and some of the Kush flavor too, but it's a subtle, smooth smoke for sure. It has a nice light grape finish - like a good purple should. Perfect. I was very high, very quickly, and it was good. Just what i want for my evening weed - this stuff is TV time and off to bed.
Update: I have been smoking a bowl in the late evening every night since i picked-up a quarter the night before Outside Lands started... it has worked perfectly in the capacity i had hoped. It is extremely narcotic for me - and i love it. A solid bowl of this has me reeling, pondering the infinitesimal expanse of the universe, the fleeting nature of time, the intricacies of the human mind, the grace and beauty of the female form... and i float off into it all.
- Reviewed 8/10/11
Dispensary Review:Elemental Wellness
OK, so this is the first dispensary i visited because it came with good reviews and i was going to be in the area... I was very impressed. The folks here handle business from end-to-end in a model fashion. They were all smiles, had tons of information for me, somebody was giving chair massages, their was an awesome taco truck outside... it was a good idea.
They have a frequent buyer program, abd i have been back a few times since... i like tinctures.
A for the meds: they have an excellent selection of flowers and concentrates, as well as a bunch of other stuff. They aren't the cheapest - but quality is costly. I did get a sweet freebie - i took a chemdawg medicone. It really crushed me.
High CBD is alright with me...
I wanted to try the CBD rage - and this one seemed like a great start, with its Cup fame. The appearance is not the most aesthetically pleasing to the crystal-green bud smoker, but it was perfectly reminiscent of something i could see Peter Tosh sitting in a field of... It had Jamaican genes for sure. Yet it is still fruity, and definitely a tasty green. The smell is good (better in the bag than the Blue Dot i picked-up that day) - it both smells and tastes a little piney, and minty. I liked smoking it.
This does get you high - although i was told it really wouldn't... truth is the high comes quick and very short-lived, maybe 15 minutes for me (an avid everyday smoker) and then just a super mellow flow. I really like it, a lot. I thought it might be good for sleep, but actually it's the kind of stash i wish i could have on-supply to smoke all day long at work - because it would really help me feel better throughout the day without hindering my ability to perform in any way. It's the perfect work bud. Every politician should light-up the Lion...
My Sticky Type
- Elemental Wellness
- 985 Timothy Drive San Jose,
- Harborside Health Center - San Jose
- 1365 N. 10th St. San Jose,
- 1933 Mission St. San Francisco,
- Red Dog Green
- 1914 Broadway St. Vallejo,
- Solace Wellness Collective
- 1614 Sonoma Blvd. Vallejo,
- 1256 Mission St. San Francisco,
- The Apothecarium
- 2095 Market St. San Francisco,
- Vapor Room
- 607A Haight St. San Francisco,