Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center Reviews

  • “I am a relatively new MMJ patient, and TCS is one of the 2 dispensaries I was able to select. My initial impression and first visit was excellent. The facility is safe, beautiful, and easy to get to. Plenty of handicapped parking as well. Easy on/off from the highway, located across from the main Providence Post Office public parking lot on the corner. The inside is very nice and inviting. There are a large number of “budtenders” here when it’s busy, and for the most part with one exception everyone is very friendly and helpful. I’ve never seen anything behind the scenes, but everything up front is professional and you can tell that a large investment was made. There are about 8 stations and depending on the day or time there may be a few or a lot of workers. There is an on-premises security guard. You can sign in on a tablet on the way in to earn discounts and sign up for text messages regarding specials etc. You then take a number like at the meat counter at the supermarket and wait for them to call your number reminiscent of the RI DMV without all the dread lol. I think the pricing is currently very fair. I have heard it was more expensive in the past. I wish that the strains available would change up more frequently, and also have some “nationally known” strains in the mix would be very helpful. If you are low on cash, it’s nice to know you can leave with some medicine for under $10 bucks which I think is awesome. I wish they were able to obtain edibles from other makers out of state, like Cheba Chews, and all those wonderful candy bars available out west. I think they have become too comfortable lately, and are not really engaging and doing a lot of social media updates. I wish they published more in YouTube and their Twitter feed. Some suggestions – have patients re-use the bags to go, which I imagine are not all that cheap. If a patient brings back their empty bag to re-cycle, offer your cost of the bag back e.g. .50 cents. I’m not a huge fan of the zip lock bags, as they tend to crush the bud. I have heard in the past that glass jars were used – probably more expensive, but if the community used re-cycling you would only need to pay the cost once and then re-use for future visits. The edibles have been excellent so far – no complaints. This place is pretty good, but I think they can make some changes and get into the excellent category. There seem to be a lot of negative reviews, but it looks like things have simmered down since pricing changes in January – at least that is what I have noticed in these reviews. They do not advertise anything larger than an eighth – they only sell grams and eighths. It’s nice that they accept payment methods other than cash – I have paid only cash but noticed a sign regarding that payments will be made to your credit card under a certain alias name. There is a lot of empty space which is large and inviting, I’m hoping that the space is reserved for more products. I predict that RI will legalize recreational MJ before the end of 2017.”

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  • “Most of the staff is awesome very big inside and comfortable seats while you wait. The Quality of the bud has been terrible even with the price drops and the THC levels I feel are lies. And the past 3-4 months of having the SAME STRAINS in have been just sucky. I like to try different strains and feel the effects. Hopefully they switch up the strains and the grower cause the bud has been better elsewhere.”

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  • “Good quality. Good experience with the front staff. Good prices. They even complimentary massages! However, they're not very helpful or informative to first timers. I went there for my first visit, and I was hoping they'd educate me seeing as I just got my card. Instead, they were too busy chit chatting among themselves. They're not personable, I felt rushed and like I was inconveniencing them. Pretty rude staff. ”

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  • “Grow your own or find a caregiver. Better options this dispensary. ”

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  • “Garbage. It's too bad that as a patient I really thought the best thing for my health and safety would be to sign up for the closest dispensary to me. DUMB. I should have researched more. THC counts are bogus, they're incredibly overpriced, will not sell anything above an 8th (actually most of the time you can only get the actual medical quality strains in 1 gram packages!!!!!) LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR: most of their marijuana and concentrates and edibles (everything basically) are just flat out not medical quality. They over charge you. There's an armed guard staring at everybody like they're potential criminals. I am a patient with a life that I am trying to improve. If I had to be put it briefly: I will be paying the $25 required to drop this dispensary as a caregiver. The only thing positive thing about this place are the people that work there. And quite frankly, it's a dispensary, of course the people there are gonna be happy and positive. :/ Who ever owns this place sucks.”

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  • “Nice looking place for sure. Terrible over-priced selection as well. Staff is definitely cool. Management not so much. They open at 10:30 AM which only adds to the stereotype that marijuana users can't get out of bed. The "budtenders" look like they're going to a rave or just got stoned rather than medical professionals. It's hard for others to take medicinal marijuana seriouy when the pharmacists have bob marley shirts, rasta hats, and tatooed faces. My favorite is how you can't buy a 1/4 of most stuff but you can buy 7 grams at some exorbent price. The thc counts are super shady too.”

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  • “Some of the people are very knowledgeable very friendly others not so much. prices vary from day to day hour to hour medication varies day to day hour to hour. so one day you might go and pay $50 and an hour later. somebody might come along and pay 30 bucks for the same medication. so when I go this location again I will say yes not because. I want to because there's only two$$$$$$$ locations in my state and this one happens to be the closest one to me.”

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  • “There is nothing compassionate happening at the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center. You can tell the place is run by amateurs after a quick buck, instead of responsible, professional adults. Three tiers of flower, priced according. They only had eights available at the top shelf level, so the lowest priced 8th at Slater Compassion Center was $55. Most of the medicine had something wrong with it, and I'd go so far as to say you might find cleaner, better quality marijuana on your local street corner. The selection was and is usually poor and very limited. After two years Slater doesn't have their own reliable grow... despite having no plant limits... and that's just shameful. ESPECIALLY when you hear the rumors about why they don't have a grow up and running yet. Caregivers did a great job servicing patients while the state awaiting dispensary regulations, but Slater and their lawyers were so busy trying to kill the caregiver system that they've created a situation where they aren't capable of growing, but they don't have the expertise or ability to produce medicine on their own. The truly shameful thing is that if the people running Slater just did things the right way, they'd STILL be making loads of money like they are now. The only difference is that there would be a state full of happy patients instead of where Rhode Island stands now. Slater is not a compassion center: It is a for-profit, locally owned and operated drug cartel, and patients of Rhode Island... or ANY state for that matter, deserve better than this. If Rhode Island truly cared about it's MMJ program and the patients who are part of that program, they would rescind Slater's license to operate and give it to a group of people who treat marijuana as a medicine and people as patients.”

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  • “Nice eddibles”

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  • “TCS did a great job of setting the bar 'mgot dispensaries in the area, and a terrible job maintaining it. A once great provider of meds is now an overpriced dispensary with horrible variety, and un true thc and cbd testing. Their are MANY MANY RI Caregivers with better selection and better donation ratio for top shelf. which TCS rarely has "Top Shelf" meds. That being said DCB anything which is exclusive to TCS are incredible. and a must buy. ”

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