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Dispensary & Marijuana Reviews
- Reviewed 7/11/13
Kudos to SPARC for 710 Day
I am so excited to share my new review of SPARC. The old wonderful SPARC is almost totally back!
I received the email telling me about the bargains this morning and I'm so glad I was able to make it into the dispensary today. There were 3 CO2 oils on sale; plus all concentrates were discounted for the day.
Kudos to the SPARC people for creating an excuse for me to travel in to visit. :) I got the chance to purchase all 3 oils (which I will be reviewing later after I get a chance to sample them in my Persei).
One of my favorite things is the cannabis knowledge that most of SPARC people have and share with us. Sending a special Thank-you to Harley for his advice and thoughtful assistance today. We really appreciate your time. :) Thanks also go out to Al for his patience; it is much appreciated too.
I'm glad to see the variety of medication has increased again; SPARC is worth the trip in from the East Bay.
- Reviewed 6/4/13
My "Go-To" High CBD Strain
CRAFT Collective offers one of the best Harlequin strains in the Bay area. The buds are dense and the smell is amazing. It reminds of of being outside in a fresh green field on a summer day :). When vaporized, the taste is mild and slightly sweet. This strain blends nicely with most others; so you can create your own medication mix if you wish. One of my favorite things about Harlequin is the uplifting mental effect. If you tend to prefer a sativa and are looking for pain relief, this strain fits the bill.
- Reviewed 5/30/13
Worth the Trip? Not anymore.
Sparc was my very first dispensary and I used to LOVE to visit and use the volcano. I have reviewed them in the past as a 5-star club. They still have a few things that make them worth the trip.
Here is my list of reasons to visit:
*First of all, their front door Staff, especially Cat, is top-notch. They are super efficient and friendly.
*They are located near Civic Center
*They have volcano vaporizers
*Some of the Staff is knowledgeable and will help you.
*The club is a large open room with plenty of space.
Now for the Down-side, here are the reasons I prefer to visit other clubs now:
*They have a 30 minute time limit for vaporizing, no matter the time of day or the amount of people in the dispensary. (This is a big issue for me, since it is difficult for me to get there and I need to vaporize to go home.)
*The variety of flowers and concentrates has gone down a lot in the past few months. (They used to have everything I needed and now I am lucky to find 1 or 2 meds I'm interested in getting.)
*The staff has changed, there are lots of new faces and most of them are not as knowledgeable or as friendly as in the past.
*There pricing is often higher than the other dispensaries. ( I didn't mind paying a little extra when I was getting great Customer Service and medicines, but now it doesn't seem to be worth the trip.
I used to feel that Sparc was my home away from home and the Staff seemed like friends; I miss those days....
- Reviewed 5/30/13
I just purchased this from BPG with several other concentrates. I wish BPG would list the extraction method for their waxes so I would know if they work in my Omicron or Persei.
I love Jack Herer so I'm thinking I will enjoy this strain also.
I will update this review when I find out if it works in a cartridge.
Nice Taste and a Nice Buzz
This is a good med to have on hand for when you can't smoke or vape. I used these when I was taking a bus trip and no one knew. They don't last very long and they don't eliminate my pain, but I mixed them with some of the high CBD gummis and it was good.
CanniSoothe Honey Lemon/IndicaCBD
I purchased this because it said CBD. The CBD is only 3mg vs 45mg THC. These are nice, but not potent. I was hoping this would help me fall asleep, but I got only a very mild buzz. I didn't realize they are rated a level 1. If you need a level 2 or 3 med, these won't do much for you.
- Replied 6/15/13 by:
- Berkeley Patients Group
- Reviewed 5/30/13
This IS a Super Ape
I really like this strain. It's an Indica but it didn't make me couch locked like so many of the Indicas. It has a really good flavor and smell when vaporized. I really want to give it 4.5 stars.
It's right up there with my favorite strains: Girl Scout Cookies, Super Lemon Haze and Dutch Treat.
Even if you prefer a Sativa strain, I would give it a try. It's a really nice calming high.
Clean Green - Grape Ape
Another awesome "Clean Green" strain from Craft. If you want specific details on the strain, please see the review from Richie. He covered everything better than I would :).
I want to give this 4.5 stars. A nice Indica to have in your med supply.
Love the Taste - Clean Green Pineapple
This is a 5 Star strain! It's give you a clear-headed energetic high, perfect for Daytime. It tastes and smells great when used in a Vaporizer. It gives me a long lasting high when mixed with a High-CBD strain like Harlequin.
5 Star - Clean Green Super Lemon Haze
I love this strain, I buy it regularly in both flower and in Canna Nectar concentrate. I love them both.
(I use the Canna Nectar in my Persei..... It lasts a long time and it tastes amazing.) The flower tastes great also. I vaporize it in my Plenty and generally mix it with some house blend to stretch it. By itself, the high is excellent, a nice clean Sativa high. It gives me energy and a small amount of pain relief. Mixed with any of the high CBD strains and you have an incredible high and massive pain relief.
- Reviewed 5/18/13
Dispensary Review:CRAFT Collective
Fantastic, Caring, 5-Star Collective
While Craft Collective might be small compared to some dispensaries, they more than make up for that with their Caring and Customer Service. Ax, answers the phone and really knows her medicines. She will take as much time with you as you need and is always cheerful. I'm a relatively new member and I feel like Ax knows me and what meds I like. She makes you feel welcome and cared for, plus when she puts your order together, she always gives you a special treat. Recently, she gave us a sample of Super Ape, which is a cross of Blueberry and Grape Ape. We Loved it.
Thanks to both Ax and Miguel, we love you guys and Craft Collective is now my first choice when I need medicine. I've tried a number of strains already and have never been disappointed.
They don't have a huge variety of strains, but everything they have seems "Top Shelf". My personal favorite is their Harlequin. I love the smell, taste and high CBD content of this strain. When vaping, I mix a little of a good high energy Sativa with my Harlequin and I'm good to go for hours.
Clean Green - Baby Buds - Wow
I almost hate to write this review because I want to keep Craft Collective's Baby Buds as a secret but.....
this is a treasure not to be missed. Craft's Baby Buds are awesome. It's the same clean green medicine that is already a favorite; but now add in a Super price and what's not to love. The buds are small and soft, not dense, however they taste great and vape easy. The buds reminded me of sun grown with a lighter smell when first opening the medicine. Once it was ground up and vaped using my Plenty Vaporizer, the taste is super. You get a nice clean Sativa High.
So far I've tried and Loved the Clean Green Durban, Clean Green Pineapple and Strawberry Kush. All are excellent quality and taste. If you give the Baby Buds a try, you won't be disappointed.
- Reviewed 5/3/13
Dispensary Review:CRAFT Collective
Craft Collective really cares
I called Craft Collective for the first time yesterday, based on a very positive review from a friend. Their sign-up process was fast and super easy. They arranged a delivery for me the very same day! The staff is super friendly and took time to review the various specials with me. I purchased several items including some awesome baby buds of Durban. Their Harlequin was incredible too. I would strongly recommend this dispensary to anyone in the East Bay. Plus, the first time gifts were fantastic!!
- Reviewed 4/22/13
Dispensary Review:Bloom Room
Bloom Room is a hidden gem
I was in SF for the 420 celebration and managed to visit Bloom Room for the first time. The membership process was quick and easy. The club itself is small, but they did have a tiny vapor area. The staff member who helped me was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and helped me decide to try a couple of new strains.
I will definitely be back.
- Replied 4/26/13 by:
- Bloom Room
- Reviewed 4/22/13
Dispensary Review:Green Door
Fantastic 420 Celebration
I visited Green Door on 4/20 and I'm so glad I did. I purchased some Platinum Jack and afterward went up into the lounge. What a great place to spend 420. There were lots of snacks including some awesome edibles.
I was given the chance to try Nana's Canna Treats...all I can saw is WOW!. They tasted really good and were still potent medicine. Thanks to Green Door and Nana's for making my 420 celebration.
Nana's Canna Treats are the Best
During the 420 celebration at Green Door, I was able to sample several of Nana's treats. I tasted a yummy brownie and a fantastic pineapple upside down cake. These treats taste like gourmet deserts and still give you potent medicine. I wish more clubs carried Nana's.
- Reviewed 4/18/13
Dispensary Review:Oakland Organics
Huge Selection & Convenient Location
I visited Oakland Organics for the first time yesterday. I was really impressed by the vast selection of flowers. When you walk into the main club area, the samples are lined up on a long counter. They had so many varieties I felt almost overwhelmed.
The front staff are very friendly and the membership process was fast.
My only complaint was the difficulty in determining what to purchase. I was a bit disappointed when asking the counter staff member for suggestions. While she was very friendly, she seemed to have little knowledge or interest in helping me make my decisions. I was looking for high CBD flowers; she couldn't help. Then I wanted to know if they had any CO2 concentrates and she told me she had no idea.
I did get a suggestion from a wandering staff member to try Cabbage Patch for my chronic pain. I was very happy with this suggestion even though it's not high CBD.
All in all, it was a good visit and I'll definitely visit again.
Cabbage Patch was a nice surprise
I normally seek out high CBD strains to help with my Fibromyalgia pain. However, Oakland Organics was out of Harlequin when I visited yesterday. A friendly staff member suggested trying Cabbage Patch.
Great suggestion. This strain is a Hybrid and didn't give me that sluggish tired feeling that I tend to get with Indica strains.
I will continue to look for high CBD as my first choice, but I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this again.
You get a nice energetic high with moderate pain relief.
- Reviewed 4/15/13
Dispensary Review:Berkeley Patients Group
BPG is my new hero
Visited for the first time yesterday. They had Harlequin in stock which was my main reason to visit.
However, now that I've checked them out; I think they will be my main club. Not only are they right here in the East Bay and easy to get to, but the extensive menu and the friendly Customer Service won me over. I see my long treks into SF decreasing....
Great club, thanks BPG!
Love Harlequin...high CBD
This is my favorite go-to med for pain relief. I tend to mix this with a high sativa, like Jack Herer to help with my energy. The mix is incredible. Yesterday, I bought some Harlequin from BPG and mixed it with some OD Jack Frost. Another great combo.
I purchased this to try out in my new Plenty Vaporizer. I was hoping to mix it in with some Top Shelf med and make my supply last longer. It works nicely. This is a mild flower, by itself not strong enough for me; but mixed with some Harlequin and Jack Frost...yum.
- Reviewed 6/2/12
Dispensary Review:Igzactly 420
A Fun Place to Visit
I took my first trip to Igzactly 420 today and enjoyed the experience. It's an unassuming store front with a buzzer to enter. Once inside there is a reception counter where you sign-up. After filling out the new member paperwork, you enter a very nice dispensary with 2 counters. Each counter has the same meds and all of the staff seems friendly. Heather was super nice and offered us a tour of the place. They have a small vapor area with very comfortable seating. They offer free water and tea and even had non-medicated danishes for the munchies. They offer a number of free services and have specials too.
It was a long walk for me from Bart, but everything else was very good. They weigh the flowers right in front of you and have cool purple bags.
First time members get a welcome gift. Definitely worth the walk.
- Reviewed 6/2/12
SF Best Dispensary
SPARC was the very first dispensary I ever visited and I was really impressed with the friendly and knowledgeable staff. My first experience was a 10 out of 10. Since then I've been back to SPARC numerous times and every visit is wonderful.
You feel welcomed by each and every staff member you see. When you are at the counter, you never feel rushed. The staff are always eager to discuss options and make recommendations if needed.
Today, I finally decided to ask about the Omicron personal vaporizer and Thomas was fantastic.
He took the time to explain everything I needed to know to get started and even assembled my pen for me.
SPARC offers lots of extra services for their patients including a vapor area.
They always have a wide selection of weed, hash and edibles.
Visit SPARC once and you'll agree that SPARC is the Best dispensary in San Francisco. Grins, tell 'em Niki sent you....
Harlequin - High CBD - Amazing pain relief
This is the most amazing med I've ever found for treating my Fibro pain. It works better than any of the prescription Fibro meds. I like the smell, taste and sativa effect of this strain. It eliminates my pain without getting me too high to function. I mix in a little of a good sativa if I want some extra THC.
My Sticky Type
- Berkeley Patients Group
- 2366 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley,
- Bloom Room
- 471 Jessie St. San Francisco,
- CRAFT Collective
- Green Door
- 843 Howard St. San Francisco,
- Green Wings
- San Ramon,
- Igzactly 420
- 527 Howard St. San Francisco,
- Oakland Organics
- 705 Broadway Oakland,
- 1256 Mission St. San Francisco,
- Tender Loving Buds
- The Apothecarium
- 2095 Market Street San Francisco,