“(Black Canyon Wellness review)
People, Property, Product, Prices
I feel these are the most important attributes to any dispensary selling/donating marijuana.
As I walked to the check-in window I did not see or even hear any signs of another presence. Then I noticed the "Buzz for service" sign next to a little button. 3 quick seconds after pressing it, I was warmly greeted by an extremely friendly gentleman. Being familiar with the process, I already had my cards ready, and was informed I could go back and check out the meds or sit and watch television as he completed the first time patient process. This shows the trust these people have with the marijuana community, and made me feel very welcomed and accepted. Being a "younger" patient, I often feel I am stereotyped as a recreational user, with no 'real' need for marijuana. NOT AT B.C THOUGH. He buzzed me through two heavy doors, that led to a room with another gentleman who looked as if he was somewhat 'supervising' to be sure everything was running smoothly. He greeted me with a welcoming smile and we began to chat about various marijuana-related topics. I must say, he was extremely knowledgable and up-to-date with the marijuana community. A trait that is a must for any dispensary I will bother going to. Meanwhile, the "BudTender-Ess" was talking with another patient about which strain would be best for his condition. From the excitement in his voice he was extremely happy with his visit also. The enthusiasm this dispensary's team has is incredible. Very friendly, caring, passionate people. 5/5
Unlike many other dispensaries, BC Wellness is located in a low-traffic, quiet, safe-feeling place. (Ill just say it.. Not located in a ghetto area like many other facilities) Just off I-17, meaning no driving around for 10 minutes looking for the place! Plus, no matter which direction you're traveling from, you'll certainly enjoy the nice scenery and easy drive. Upon walking into BC, I was pleasantly surprised by the comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere. It wasn't intimidating nor did it come across as trying to be some "Hospital level facility" as many dispensaries are. Yes, marijuana is an extremely useful and beneficial medicine, and should be treated as such. However, keep in mind we do also walk through a grocery store to pick up our prescription medications. 5/5
As a cultivator myself, I can truly appreciate each and every marijuana bud I see. From smell to density, trichome coverage to pigment coloration, I have "been around" when it comes to where these aspects come from. You cannot truly appreciate it until you are able to do it yourself. I can without doubt say that BC has a knowledgable and talented cultivator. The array of 11 or 12 strains were more than adequate to supply any one with any type of budget and ailment. I went with a quarter of the Super Lemon Haze, the smell is on point and full of a citrusy, fruity smell. The buds were moist, dense, and cured properly. It left no harsh throat feeling nor any unpleasant aftertastes, actually very fruity; not as lemon-like as expected but extremely pleasant. It burned evenly and without constant relighting, the ash left behind was white as paper. Meaning the grower stopped the nutrient cycle and began flushing properly. An extremely important factor to taste, and smell. (Also gets out any left behind trace minerals 'inorganic') I can not vouch for any other strains as of now, but I'm sure they were cared for just as well. 5/5 P.S. I was also very surprised to of received a free glass products as a first time visit. Something unexpected, but meaningful.
This category is always the hardest to grade. Reason being, I feel all the other categories tend to play a roll in my willingness to pay. I gave BC 5/5 in prices for multiple reasons.
1: Firstly, being that their price range is set up to supply any individual regardless of income. If you're willing to pay a little extra, you get meds that will provide the same amount of relief with one hit rather than 3-4 hits of the mid grade. Not that it is of any inferior quality, just lower medicinal cannabinoids. 40-55 for an 1/8 is very reasonable, especially of this quality. And as always, the more you buy the less per gram you will pay.
2: Secondly, I'm not driving around looking for the damn place for 20 minutes wasting gas. Only to find it's down a long narrow alley way, in the basement of a Chinese restaurant. (Kidding) But seriously, I cannot tell you how many times i've tried to find a dispensary, only to make 3-4 u turns to finally get there. BC was easy to find. Even with this as my first visit.
3: I don't feel the need to hire a body guard just to go pick up my meds. It's unfortunate that some are located in some extremely not so safe feeling parts of town. AZ is one of 3 states I am very familiar with as far as how the marijuana community is regulated.
4: Simply that the marijuana is top shelf and what connoisseurs like myself, absolutely love.
5: Because the first three P's (People Property Product) are also top shelf, and is what I myself look for in a dispensary!
Thank you everyone I had the privilege of meeting (Wed. 20th). It was a fantastic first visit and certainly will NOT be my last.