Alternatives Health Collective in Sonoma County offers the best medicine at the best prices to insure that 215 patients receive the benefits of the highest quality medical marijuana in a safe, welcoming, and accessible location. A licensed and permitted Sonoma County dispensary, Alternatives sets the bar with exceptional customer service, educational programs, and community service.
At Alternatives we put the patients first, making sure that we have the best medicine at the best prices available in Sonoma County. We opened in Feb., 2010 and continuously increase our strain, edible, concentrate, tincture, and clone collection, allowing for a wide range of ailments to be treated. We are licensed and permitted to insure a safe and welcoming environment for our members. Alternatives is located in one of the lesser developed parts of Santa Rosa. As a respected club previously on Santa Rosa Ave., we have been permitted and entrusted by Sonoma County to help grow and develop our community. We are honored to be able to give back to our community providing jobs, ongoing educational programs, and neighborhood improvements. Come for outstanding patient service by cannabis experts, great and affordable medicine, a fantastic selection of fresh edibles, concentrates, extracts, body treatments, salves and creams in a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment Open every day of the week from 10-7! Come see why Alternatives is the best dispensary in Sonoma County! Free top shelf pre-roll for new patients.
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Great place to come to Robert was great with help and products are on point. Definitely recommend
I’m disabled (walk with crutches/sticks) these wonderful people ALWAYS open the door for me, and literally have waited on me, hand and foot, when my gout was flaring and I had to sit down. They have GREAT Disabled seating available.
The prices are stellar, the staff is friendly, the selection is AMAZING, I’m only sorry I’m not in Santa Rosa now (evacuee) and won’t see them again, at least for now.
Thank you 🙏🤗😉
Still my favorite medical store in town. Great staff, qualify product, no hassle, and the prices are still better than the rest! Thank you for all you guys and girls do there.
Thank you, Alternatives!!! I only (and I mean ONLY) place I purchase marijuana, because you have the best product and people. I love the staff, and the energetic, knowledgeable, fun and fiesty owner, Karen!
Thank you very much for helping me get healthier.
The silver caviar they sell is my favorite!
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I am relocating from out-of-state (WA). I have my CA letter of recommendation and I am a real RSO patient. I was shown the door at this so called medical dispensary because my letter was not printed out. By shown the door, I mean the guy came from behind the desk, said he didn't have time for me and escorted me to the door. I can't comment on anything customer service but this place does not care about your medical needs. MEDICAL PATIENTS STEER CLEAR of this recreational marijuana store.
I am so sorry this happened- as an RSO patient myself, I can imagine how you felt. All our staff have been re-trained on how to help out of state patients with or without printed recommendations. The employee was new but should have asked if he was unclear about this procedure. We are happy to accept California or out of state patients with a recommendation from a California MD or DO. If we can't verify the rec online (most doctors have this now) we will call the doctor's office and happily accept verbal verification. If a doctor doesn't have online verification, and it is after hours or the weekend, verifying a patient is a challenge. One patient recently had his doctor's cell phone so we just called the doctor. For other offices, like Santa Rosa's Kaiser's Oncology dept., we need to wait until the office is open. We hope you are able to return and see our great CBD products. Also, RSO products can be specially ordered in bulk for a significant savings.
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I suggest hiring a real security for the benefits of the business and also the for patients as well .some employees are very welcoming while others harass you for your self gestures and self being I get it ,it's a "dispensary " but shouldn't the products be displayed through a visible glass counters so they wouldn't disappear. Ridiculous right ,I'd recommend any other dispensaries around the city there's plenty of good ones to choose from
Thank you for the feedback. We have chosen not to hide or protect samples of our cannabis behind bullet proof glass because we want to create an interactive environment where patients can see and even smell the medicine they are considering. We have about 30 flower strains and a dozen concentrates in specially designed plexiglass pods that allow patients to get very close to the medicine. Rather than hiding our budtenders behind glass walls, we want to provide the best possible customer interactions. I don't know about you, but I can't fully trust a sales person (let alone a cannabis professional) who stands behind a wall. We hope to see, really see, you again.
My friend and I were under the wire before the shop closed but we still received exceptional service from an incredibly friendly staff. I plan to return when I make it back through town.
I visited Alternatives for my first time last week and I'm glad I did! The menu was broad with a ton of variety.
On top of highly educated staff, ease of access and selection I suggest if you haven't been here recently to check em out!
I walked in there like how a previous employee told to: "if their is no employee at the front desk just sign in in the registers". But this time I had my phone out for my updated Rec (yes a little dumb but not unheard of). The guy inside the store immediately started to act like I walked in there with a loaded gun, yelling at me how 'Organicann would have kicked me out'. Yea well Organicann would have a person at the front desk to stop me from entering with my phone out. No one was at the front desk at this place to stop me. Then the same employee was harassing me but assuring me he was 'cool'. I did not feel welcomed at all. They have a very small selection of stuff and most the time it isn't tested. Plus the place is located in a sketchy area and looks like a hut