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This place has gone from kind of shady to down right awful, either they got new owners or got in trouble. They have a line out the door, but it's mostly the equivalent to dime bags. If you want anything to buy something you have to wait in the concentrate line, where there is only 1 person working. Then you have to go to the flower line and start waiting again. (But wait, not all concentrates are concentrates so make sure you don't mess up the lines.) They do not honor their products, I got a cracked cartridge and didn't even bother returning it because I watched a guy grovel in front of me last time for something that wasn't his fault. The security is also an issue, if you carry a cardboard box of (presumed) buds they wave you through no ID, to just wait on the bench. The geography isn't getting better, and the security guard is there to protect the place from the customers, not the customers from the environment, and they make that well known- especially those customers that would dare try to exchange something (see above groveling guy). Sucks, because they carry Spliffin.
Hi Nicole, Thanks for your thoughtful review. Security is always one of our top concerns, and our presence and security has helped the entire neighborhood. We just want to let you know that we are now offering an Express Line for patients that already know what they're purchasing (like Spliffin! ;) ).
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They don't accept out of state IDs. I had my recommendation and was turned away at the door. I understand it's a policy but none of the other storefronts in the area seem to have a problem with it. so just a heads up, if you don't have a California ID then you can't get in here.
Hi PZ, That remains our policy until the letter of the law is officially clarified. Compliance remains a top concern. That being said, since you didn't actually get to experience what our dispensary has to offer, we feel a 1.8 rating is a little unfair. We hope you'll reconsider your review when our policy changes or if you move to Cali.
A couple of weeks ago, an employee at Blüm initiated an apology. I was invited in to receive my change. They threw in some extra things for me to try. Of course most of them were expired. But whatever. I appreciate the gesture, glad they came honest, whether or not they agree. I'm willing to give another shot at some point.
TC, Thanks for the update to your review. We're glad we were able to resolve this unfortunate situation.
The neighborhood surrounding Blums is a shambles. If you drive in you may not notice. If you walk, bike, take public transit you may have seen disturbing signs of a downtrodden community. It's unsafe location makes Blums a rarity in dispensaries. Can you name any others.
Although Blum is in a neighborhood that has been through some tough times, our very presence has improved the neighborhood and we are proud to be a beacon in the neighborhood. We also have security and secure parking for our patients.
My first time ever purchasing from a dispensary. I had been forewarned by a few folks not to go in. But I was in the neighborhood and it's right up the street from where I grew up, so I wanted to support it. Bad idea!
I'm still learning about cannabis, so I was asking questions, which I didn't receive much help with. The cashier and I got chatty, I bought a few things, handed her a $100 bill. I grabbed my things and left. I had to go shopping and when I got to the store I realized I didn't have enough money and then realized I didn't get my change! So I called them and spoke with the receptionist. She said, "oh yeah!, can you come back?" as if she knew what had happened. I was 10min away.
I get back there and miraculously, the cashier's till was correct. So they must've given me my change. SHE DID NOT GIVE ME MY CHANGE OF $53!!! The cashier and her manager both seemed nervous when they were telling me this...it must be my scary demeanor. Police report filed. NEVER GOING BACK!
nothing too special about blum oakland. they do have 2 separate lines, one for flower other for concentrates i got a couple half grams and a cartridge. i usually get bud too but they didnt carry cbd strains. the lady with the white hair helped me out, her recommendations met my needs. also the cartridge i got was busted but shit happens, they replaced it for me. like the title says, just another dispensary.
The way they set everything seemed really strange to me, I didn't like how you can't see a display of the weed you have to read off a menu. Most clubs you can see all the weed. They had something on their menu that is supposed to be sativa dominant but it was just all Indica when I did the research. The tree itself was really dry to me and and it didn't look fresh, also i found a small piece of fabric in one of my nugs. I would only go to this dispensary again if I were my last option.
Hi SkeetBoy, Thanks for your thorough review. Very sorry to hear we didn't meet your expectations. Sometimes there is confusion around the genetics of strains, but we always seek to be as accurate as possible.
Everytime I'm back home in the bay, I make sure I stop by Blüm Oakland for the best flowers in all of the Bay Area. My most recent visit yesterday was extremely fast! The guy who helped me at the window was hella friendly and helped me choose some good stuff. Thanks, Blüm!!! Wish we had you in Southern California!!
Thanks Tree, We'd love to be there in SoCal with you too! Thanks for stopping by when you're in the Town!
Always a good selections with a decent price range never not happy after i walk out of here.
Can almost always get a decent 8th for 20 if you're not trying to spend much.
Some places sell you trash when you low ball.
Blum is the best i've came across 💚
Everytime I go in the staff is always so patient and helpful. Blum is the only place I'll go. There is a dispensary close to me, but I'll pass it up to go to Blum!
Thanks, you guys are the best!!!
Thanks for going out of your way for us NahNah. We couldn't do what we do without the loyalty of patients like you!