“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. ”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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. ”
“A lot of pros and cons with this dispensary. I feel like this dispensary is the model for others in this state, yet it doesn't quite reach the bar with product quality or price-to-product ratio. This may be no fault of their own- I've heard complaints of overtaxation and etc by customers and others. But either way, this dispensary can't compete with the street prices that many patients can find, and that others should be able to find and thus pay less.
TCC has a very professional, clean, and friendly building with a cool, comforting atmosphere. It looks like it was an old venue. It has the standard "pass your card through the door" security and is an unmarked building in a slightly-but-not-overly spooky area. It seems like most of the locals know the dispensary is there. Some secrets are sacred!
The employees are all kind, cool, and fairly but varyingly knowledgeable on their stuff. They do see a lot of people and make pretty solid recommendations, but I feel like a patient is usually going to be stuck figuring out what works best for them. Partly inevitable, partly not... and it's a shame, because the prices can be really substantial. One 5ml oral oil syringe with a purported 990mg THC in it runs more than a lot of traffic tickets cost, and doesn't have the "kick you on your ass" potency that you would hope when you're paying so much. And that's the thing- nothing really does. The buds are all beautiful, but most are in the fairly expensive high and medium tier categories. The most I've seen in their low price category was one strain myself, usually none, and it's still the same or less than what you can get on the street, quality-vs-price.
So while I'd love to say TCC is the best around or my favorite, I have to say that all the RI dispensaries need a lot of work. The law may need to be reworked to make dispensaries competitive with patient, caregiver and co-op growers, and the street supply.
Still, TCC's people are great and friendly, and their program to provide heavily discounted meds to very ill patients is indispensable.”