Alternatives Health Collective

Medical Dispensaries / Sonoma/Napa   (82,974 hits)
1603 Hampton WaySanta Rosa , CA95407
707-525-1420
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Wow! Great collective, highly recommended

Came in around 6:15pm and they were swamped with customers right after I began the new member app but they still had the time and patience to chat and answer my questions. I will definitely be returning to pick up some of their clones, they looked healthy and close to teen age for only $10! Also their solvent free ice hash selection was absolutely above and beyond my expectation. Rarely do I see a dispensary with affordable, greasy, and perfectly pressable ice wax around. Their wax selection looked on-par, flowers were nice, and their preroll was good quality for first patient gift. Pretty legit if you ask me.

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wont be back!

I have been a member here since they were on santa rosa avenue. I am a single mom on permanent disability and I would take the bus up there from petaluma to participate in their copassion program. Over the last year they have made it almost impossible for me to get on and stay on the program.. once they "lost" my application with all my personal and financial info on it so I had to reapply and so that was a wasted trip.. I was able to get back on but then 3 months ago I brought in a friend of mine who is a new patient and I was told I wasnt on the list anymore since I didnt reapply.. im not exactly sure how im supposed to know when to reapply when they dont bother to tell you but anyway, I got back on. I just started school and between that, being sick from my disabilities and not having a car I hadn't been in for a few weeks. I stopped in today to pick up compassion and was told I was removed from the list again because I didnt come for 2 weeks in a row and that I would have wait 3 months to apply again. I depend on this medicine and being left high and dry without warning is anything but compassionate. They claimed to have warned me but come on, would I really jeopardize free weed and ignore it? I dont think so. They have no loyalty towards their customers and im dissapointed I gave them mine and referred my friends to them. In any other industry this behavior would not be acceptable, especially medically related. Boo alternatives for being a cannabis bully!

Official Dispensary Response

Alternatives sponsors a great many patients who cannot afford their medicine. Periodically, we review patients' qualifications to continue receiving free medicine because sometimes patients have found work or have begun receiving government benefits. These reviews allow others who are more needy to make the compassion list. "C," when you came in so upset about not being on the list, I investigated and learned you hadn't come in for a month for compassion (the written rule is that if a patient doesn't come in for 2 consecutive weeks without a good medical reason, they need to reapply.) During that month, patients were told they need to update their files to be sure they still qualified. I called you the day after you came in and left a message but you didn't return my call. We make every effort to satisfy paying (and non-paying) patients and wish you all the best.

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Edibles, Real People, Chill Space

Let me get this out of the way: this is probably my fourth review on any online site. I was impressed. The staff was incredibly friendly and treated you like they came in that day specifically to help you. Liz was my bartender. She patiently and with quiet enthusiasm toured me through their sativa edibles. Having experienced co-ops mostly in Orange County, the selection of edibles blew me away. Very high quality manufacturing. Liz was able to give me first-hand, honest anecdotes about each of my choices. This, by itself, should compel most edible eaters to join this dispensary. You don't get the usual, "This is very popular," "People say they really like this one," or "It is strong (or weak)" (looking only at the THC content). Liz was able to describe strength but, more importantly, the beginning and ending psycho and physical effects of each product. So far, her descriptions were spot on; and, I didn't have to go through the disappointing process of experimenting with a dispensaries' selection to find the right meds. She was also gracious when I changed my order several times after already gathering many items at the register, which she then had to re-stock. She assured me that her goal was that I get the medication I needed for me. The atmosphere was also very chill, with couches and even a lending library (2 or 3 full size bookshelves worth). I will get all my medication here whenever possible. You should too.

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Dabs

I don't smoke flowers. They have a nice selection of concentrates. Only place in town with nectars 710 and 707 select. I got a black diamond vape cartridge today and I'm hella happy with it. The staff is always friendly chill and surprisingly knowledgable. I keep coming back

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Alternatives is my go to dispensary majority of the time when I am in Santa Rosa. The staff is absolutely great, and super knowledgeable about the medicine they are providing. Their selection is some what "limited" if you compare it to Organicann or larger facilities in Sonoma co. but their bud selection is affordable and high quality. They have a good selection of edibles as well. Their pre-rolls are my favorite and always burn really well. I always feel like family when I walk in there and I would recommend them to anyone. They do have rush hours though! Be prepared to wait if it is busy since they are a small-staffed dispensary.

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Quality Dispensary/Collective

Traveled from Southern Ca. for the Cannabis Cup a couple weeks ago and wanted to visit some of the best dispensaries for some flowers and CO2 Extraction Oil.
The woman working the front was very helpful and quite beautiful in general. The layout and organization of the inventory was really nice.
A large, airy, open space with high ceilings and well organized counter space.
The "budtender" was friendly, patient and knowledgeable.
I ended up providing donations for some Indica CO2 Extraction Oil and some
Pink Champagne.
I have to say that the "Pink" is some of the best smoke I have had in a long time. I wish now I would have donated for much more.
Definitely put a quarter OZ away in the mason jar for this one....A very clear, "happy", creative and energetic buzz....very, very nice.
Thanks to you guys - great job.

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Good show!!!

The first time I came in I met this nice lady who was the manager and she was just the kindest person I've ever met. She helped me fill out my information if I had any questions and that was just the first room! The back room had all sorts of flower and concentrate and clones and the smells were amazing. Ended up leaving with some bubba kush and it was completely off the wall!!! 5 stars across the board

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A new home

New to the area and this place made me feel at home. It's right around the corner from my house. Great staff and nice selection. Defiantly my new home away from home in Nor-Cal.

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Great place

Great product, great folks. Always nice to go in!!
Quality is best I have found. Excellent

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Bammer.

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The weed may have not been weed. The free preroll was absolutely disgusting. Threw it out the window. The staff was very nice and helped me very close to close. Also knowledgable. Seriously though, the wax was bubbling in the sample containers. They need some QUALITY CONTROL. Nice people, though.