Blum Oakland

Medical Dispensaries / Oakland   (144,284 hits)
578 W. Grand AveOakland , CA94612
510-338-3632
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4.1Avg. Rating
4.0
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3.0
Atmosphere
4.0
Staff
3.0
Price
5.0
Accessibility
5.0
Bud Quality

The club

Nice club great location overall great place two separate lines one for bud and one for extracts good top shelf quality only thing bald black guy is rude

2.0
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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5.0
Accessibility

SAVE YOUR TIME & MONEY

Staff is rude and they obliviously dont really care about there patients they just worried about getting paid which is not what a dispensary should be about. Telegraph health center up the street from blum makes you feel a lot more welcomed and there meds are ALOT better. Its only 5 mins away from blum and its def worth the extra 5 mins

Official Dispensary Response

Hi BabyFace, Thanks for your review. Please let us know the details of your experience at email@contact@blumoak.com. Hopefully we can make it up to you next time you're visiting the Bay!

1.6
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1.0
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3.0
Bud Quality
1.0
Accessibility
1.0
Staff
2.0
Price

So I went to go get my medicine before 12 noon at Blum, I wasted about $50, plus the guy at the door gave me a stamp it said paid. I didn't know anything until the guy had told me that they were having free tacos but they start serving them at 12:30 so I chose to wait.. For a whole fucking hour just to find out that I need a raffle ticket to get free tacos. So what's the point of the stamp?? You idiots.

Official Dispensary Response

Hi Ramos, We're sorry to hear there was some confusion during the event. Sometimes some of the details get a little mixed up when we're trying to handle a large event, and, although that's no excuse, we appreciate everyone's patience and understanding. We hope you'll stop by again for 4/19 or 4/20 next year, if not sooner.

4.6
Overall Rating
4.0
Price
4.0
Bud Quality
5.0
Atmosphere
5.0
Staff
5.0
Accessibility

ON POINT. CAN WE GET A LITTLE JUG?

The half eighths of top shelves are on point so if they look skimpy as fuck oh well you just payed for it. No doubt tho the platinum cookies, green ribbon and grand daddy special are some quality bud, just pricey or you can say im just too used to street prices but shit can you blame me. and if youre going in for the 20.00 eighth special turn the fuck around cause its garbage. The first and last time i bought that dubb eighth it was some outdoor, green leafy ass shit i had better shit on the street for that price. Overall top shelves are GREAT, staff is excellent and the long lines MOVE FAST.

2.8
Overall Rating
4.0
Accessibility
2.0
Staff
2.0
Atmosphere
3.0
Bud Quality
3.0
Price

Better places can be found

This place was decent and since it's near by it was quite good for awhile. They've made some change recently, hired some new staff, and now the place is a dump. It's not welcoming and the atmosphere is a constant reminder that you're on the "fringe".

3.4
Overall Rating
3.0
Accessibility
3.0
Price
5.0
Staff
3.0
Atmosphere
3.0
Bud Quality

This place used to be the best value in Oakland

They brought in the crowds with $5 prerolls, $20 1/8ths. However, they haven't increased their staffing levels to deal with the crowds, which means a 10+ minute wait whatever time you go in at. More worringly, lately, I've noticed a major decline in flower quality. The $20 1/8ths are regularly gross now (even the budtenders turn their noses up at them, they're all leaf and stem.) Midrange flowers can be decidedly hit and miss: often dried out with little potency. Often times they mark down these flowers after folks complain. I've been coming here ever week or so since the place opened, but there are now other places in the area that offer better value for money, a fresher selection, better deals (like $100-$200 ozs), shorter wait time.

Official Dispensary Response

Hi Seraun, Thank you for your regular visits to Blum. We try to hit the mark for quality and consistency from the bargain end of the spectrum (like the $20/8ths) to the high end (where we recently took home 2nd place at the Patients Choice Cannabis Cup in the hybrid category for Private Reserve OG). Still, we take this sort of feedback seriously, and we're always striving to keep quality and consistency as high as possible, so thank you for your review.

1.8
Overall Rating
2.0
Accessibility
2.0
Price
3.0
Bud Quality
1.0
Atmosphere
1.0
Staff

you could be so much better.....

The place makes you feel like your not welcome. the set is horrible the display sucks. it makes you feel like your in bank but your doing something wrong. the quality is hit or miss ive had some decent waxs and ive had some bad ones too. muchie monday is cool. but yeah there no give back to the customer for spending. wish it was more of counter top then a bullet proof glass maybe that front area be a display person that showed you instead of admin and that way it would make it more interactive with patients instead of a bank line that seem to be very impersonable.

Official Dispensary Response

Hi Dominic, We're sorry you didn't feel welcome at Blum. We realize the lines can have a bank-like feel, but we're doing our best to accommodate everyone in a safe and quick manner. Regardless, we thank you for your feedback. --David, Blum

5.0
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5.0
Atmosphere
5.0
Price
5.0
Staff
5.0
Accessibility
5.0
Bud Quality

Great buds.

Love this place. Great indices such as GSC and plat GSC, smokes nice, heavy thick smoke, put me right to sleep. I love this fuckin place, great prices, great staff, great buds.. BEST IN OAKLAND..

3.4
Overall Rating
3.0
Price
4.0
Staff
3.0
Accessibility
5.0
Bud Quality
2.0
Atmosphere

Okay...

Wasn't too impressed....weed is good the staff is friendly but I spent over 100$ and the only thing I got was a free preroll because I was a new customer. Don't think I will be going back

Official Dispensary Response

Dear Missy, Thank you for stopping by Blum. Our free pre-roll is just a gift for new patients. It really doesn't have to do with a spending threshold. For the person buying a gram on their first visit or the person buying a top-shelf quarter on their first visit, it's a gift. In any case, we're glad you liked the meds, and we hope you'll consider visiting again based on that quality.

2.8
Overall Rating
4.0
Price
3.0
Bud Quality
1.0
Atmosphere
2.0
Staff
4.0
Accessibility

Echoing the Inconsistencies & Dead Atmosphere

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The menu offers a decent-sized selection and the $20 1/8ths can be pretty good sometimes in quality. It really seems hit-or-miss with those, but few other dispensaries I've been to offer this. Like many others have said, the quality can be flimsy. Something mid-grade can be surprisingly heavy, whereas top-shelf (Platinum Cookies for example) seem inconsistent. One thing I don't like is how the menu is not updated here frequently and sometimes when you do ask for a strain that has been on the board for a while, they don't have it. Why not just un-list it? So the quality fluctuates too much and I feel like I get gypped too, so it loses points on quality and price. I do like the concept and offering $20 1/8ths, kudos to Blum on that.

Accessibility is decent, good location even with all the laws they have to obey. Parking lot and ample street parking, can't complain. If you're handicapped they have a line for you. Can't complain there.

What drags this place down is the cold feeling of the place. The staff is competent but they're not friendly for the most part. You order through plexiglass, like ordering a movie ticket. I understand the reasoning for it, but what really kills it is that most of the staff is pretty cold too. I don't feel welcomed to ask questions and often there's a line, so you feel rushed. If you know what you want then it's fine. Some of the staff have been chill and friendly, but most of the time this place feels like a business. They want you to make your transaction and that's about it. Some of the staff seems stuck-up or rude as well. I definitely go and hope I don't get certain people. If you're looking for an open table where you can chat with the budtender, then this is the complete opposite.

Overall, it's good if you don't give a fuck about the callous staff or if you're lucky you get a few of the good ones, you know what you want - get in and get out, and the $20 1/8ths. I think there's more promising places growing in the area, but Blum is still very viable.

Official Dispensary Response

Hi Giant Hamburger, Thank you for visiting Blum. We're sorry that you are disappointed by some aspects of our dispensary, but we'll keep striving to do better to bring up the slack. We hope you'll check in again in the near future. And if you have any more feedback, feel free to get in touch with us at contact@blumoak.com.