“I'm going to start with the many positives about Buds4U which I experienced, and then give my two cents on how to improve.
First, the reception staff is by far the friendliest I've experienced. I first stopped at the smaller on shop on my way to Florence, and was greeted by a friendly gentleman behind the counter, and an equally friendly patient. He was running things solo, and with a line things took a little while. I would have stayed, though my family was awaiting my return to Florence.
Alas, I stopped by the Florence shop, and was welcomed by a very peppy and friendly woman, who was in the process of assisting two additional patients. Not only was she quick to register patients, she held a very fluid conversation while we waited out turn in the lobby. Once we went to the medicine room, we entered a walkway which was lined with whiteboards indicating the items available, and some pricing. Then, you continue down the hall where the refrigerated items and flower are kept.
First off, I've been a daily smoker for the past 11 years, and I've seen my share of flower. The three strains that intrigued me the most from the board - White Buffalo, Snoop's Dream, and Marley Kush - were some of the most magazine cover-worthy buds I've seen in years. Vibrant hairs and Goliath crystals on each of the three. In the past, when I would ask to see specific strains I was interested in, most dispensaries had at least one sub-par bud I'm disappointed in. Not at Buds4U.
The gentleman budtender was very personable and willing to go into discussion about anything and everything. I was asking questions about their flower's lineage, whether their products were from local growers (they are), and most important to me, how to properly use RSO. I wound up walking away with some of the Bob Markey Kush and White Buffalo flowers, a Sweet Island Skunk PHO cartridge, and a gram of their cheapest RSO.
So far, I've enjoyed a slight cerebral buzz from the PHO cartridge (it fits on any vape pen), some of the smoothest dabs of my life (my first time using RSO), and then I smoked a bowl of the White Buffalo.
This 19.9% THC flower is one of the most complex terepine combinations I've ever smoke. You feel it within two hits, and it's almost a spiritual/out of body type of high. I'm saying this as somebody who typically smokes at least an eighth of flower and a gram of BHO a night. It takes a bit to get me "feeling it." This took no time at all.
I decided to take a break and write this review, because I have an odd combination of the relaxing body effects from the White Buffalo, and an intense head clarity from the RSO (67.4% THC, 5.1%CBN). I feel like I have the mental wherewithal to refresh my memory from AP Chemistry and begin conducting cannabis experiments.
Anyway, the service and product are on point. You want "fire," you go here.
That said, there are some areas for improvement. Both the Mapleton and Florence locations had what I would declare as sub-par waiting rooms. Mapleton was poorly lit. So poorly to the tune of me nearly impulse punching another waiting customer when he scared the piss out of me by simply asking me what was in the case I was gazing upon.
Florence doesn't have that almost "musky" feel to it I experienced in Mapleton, but I felt it was rather flat. An adobe colored paint covers the walls which are decorated by a few for-sale shirts. It was more inviting than Mapleton, but it was oddly laid out and the lack of depth in the room was off.
Lastly, the back room has an odd layout. Most dispensaries seem to display their flowers in a manner that catches your eye when you first walk in. At first, I nearly walked by the whiteboard item and pricing lists, and when I arrived in the medicine area, the flower was tucked away on shelves in a closet, and all that sits out is a small jar of a couple of grams of each strain. Granted, these are great to see and get a feel for the bud, but it's nice to see the jars containing the bud you'll take home with you to be more out in the open, perhaps with test results as well.
All said and done, you'll spend more than I have at some other dispensaries In the past, but in return you'll receive some VERY high-quality products. ”