“I've been to La Mota on 52nd 4 times.
The staff were welcoming, helpful, and patient each time. I think the best part of my La Mota experiences has been that the staff is fine with me spending some time looking at the menu and asking to see/smell/compare different strains. There's a whole wall of jars full of buds.
The decor is kind of plain (sort of "institutional" feeling) and isn't necessarily inviting but they keep the lights appropriately low and there's usually music playing to soften the mood. Despite the "cold" first impression, I've found the simplicity to be an asset. It creates a distraction-free shopping environment. Its a pleasant contrast to the barrage of clutter so common in the retail world.
There are several car parking spaces beside the building and 2 bike racks out front.”
“If you're looking for a dispensary with some rad people, well here ya go! If you're looking for a dispensary with quality bud, then I have no idea why you would come here. The only cannabinoids you'll see are the ones framed in the creepy waiting room”
“People are nice and friendly, but the best part is the selection. If you're the type who likes to sample different strains because either you like variety or only certain types of strains do the best job, you'll find yourself coming back to this spot. An amazing selection that is quality and fair priced with a good staff.
“I praised Arden for his choice of positive music. Indeed, I felt positive energy throughout my experience. Arden watched me smell a couple of strains, and lined me up with flower after flower to whiff, sniff, and take in at my own pace. Red Crush was selling well. I love it when I hear, "You like pumpkins? (Yes, it smelled like pumpkins!) This one smells like chemicals. Here's chocolate ...." He started me with mellow scents, and worked his way up in aroma intensity, so I wouldn't lose my sense of smell. This is an art, within iteslf. Paired with uplifting music, I expanded my horizons! Kelly talked to my boyfriend mostly, but he did join me in a cheesy skit that I started, and was good natured and good humored about it. My boyfriend's eyes rolled, but I was tickled pink. Up front, Michele showed enthusiasm for my personal interests. They do not have televisions, their walls are bare white, and big jars are aligned on simple shelves. Their sense of minimalism allows the weed to speak for itself, with no distractions. Check out Triple Cheese. Thank You!”
“The inside of the store looks like the inside of your typical Apple store. Sterile and white.. kinda creepy. I was happy too see the large jars I could smell the weed from.. but was immediately dissappointed by the horrible quality of the bud. I tried to check for well known strains that I knew, so I could look for the qualities I'd recognize.. and was dissappointed over and over. Blue Dream, Girl Scout Cookies, Head Band, and Green Crack all had the same bland dry smell, were leafly, and lacked crystals. Even the Sour Diesel wasn't sour! A lot of buds were even brown. I have been to dispensaries all over Portland, California, and Colorado and this was the worst dispensary I have ever been to! I will NEVER be back again!”