Blum OaklandMedical Dispensaries / Oakland (125,976 hits)
Welcome to Blum Oakland. We serve the patients of Oakland and beyond with top-notch, carefully-sourced and rigorously-tested cannabis, concentrates, and edibles.
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.
Could be amazing, for now, just ok.
Love the medicine here, and really like the price cap on flower (seems to be $53), but honestly for the past 2 years I have never had a good staff interaction. Yesterday, I got a new rec right around the corner. Since my old info was saved, I got in as a new patient. Dude at the front probably didn't say more than 2 words to me. Lady at the front desk was the same deal, she just waved me through essentially. I see clipboards with new patient paperwork all over the counter, she insisted I don't need to do anything. So I reluctantly go to the back to check out some flower.
My budtender does not call me over, I have to do all the interaction. She has no say or opinion on anything, and is being very blunt about the fact that she doesnt want to talk to me. As someone who has worked in customer service for the past 4 years, and dealt with plenty of plain ol' assh*les with a smile on my face, get your sh*t together. The last time I got service that rude was at a f*cking gas station in the middle of nowhere. Being stoned is one thing, being outwardly rude is a whole different ball game. This is your job. I apologize for the rant.
Anyways, I've had bad service here before so I just tried to brush it off. But as I was (trying) to walk out, I asked the lady at the front for my paperwork back. She looks up very slowly, and looks around lazily, then asks my name. I tell her. She hands it back to me with my id, it looks to be untouched. I ask if she put me in the system and that I never got a ticket for my new patient gift. She says "......hmmm yeah and ok sorry" and reaches out to give me my stuff back. I was NOT convinced that she ran my info. I'm sorry but budtenders sucking at their job is one thing, records and bookkeeping... inexcusable. Even if it does mean that i end up with 2 free gifts at the end, it's highly unprofessional and if I was a skeptic or someone who was not used to this industry I would immediately seek other alternatives.
In short, Blum is worth a visit. Don't expect thorough knowledge, or friendliness, just good medicine, reasonable pricing, and an easy in-and-out. I would contemplate if maybe I happen to get supremely unlucky with my lack of friendliness on every visit I make here, but unfortunately it seems to be the trend with other people as well. And after this last visit, I would probably only come back for a special drop or if I was stuck in the area. Hope the folks at Blum shape up, I truly believe it could really be a "destination" type place. Cheers.
Hi Purp Skurp, Thank you for your honest and critical feedback. We're doing our best to address the issues that you brought up. We hope that soon you're hearing about Blum as an unmissable "destination" so that we win you back as a patient!
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".
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.
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 $20/8ths) to the high end (where we recently took home 2nd place at the Patients Choice Cannabis Cup in the hybrid category for Private Reserve OG). Still, we take this sort of feedback seriously, and we're always striving to keep quality and consistency as high as possible, so thank you for your review.
you could be so much better.....
The place makes you feel like your not welcome. the set is horrible the display sucks. it makes you feel like your in bank but your doing something wrong. the quality is hit or miss ive had some decent waxs and ive had some bad ones too. muchie monday is cool. but yeah there no give back to the customer for spending. wish it was more of counter top then a bullet proof glass maybe that front area be a display person that showed you instead of admin and that way it would make it more interactive with patients instead of a bank line that seem to be very impersonable.
Hi Dominic, We're sorry you didn't feel welcome at Blum. We realize the lines can have a bank-like feel, but we're doing our best to accommodate everyone in a safe and quick manner. Regardless, we thank you for your feedback. --David, Blum
Love this place. Great indices such as GSC and plat GSC, smokes nice, heavy thick smoke, put me right to sleep. I love this fuckin place, great prices, great staff, great buds.. BEST IN OAKLAND..
Wasn't too impressed....weed is good the staff is friendly but I spent over 100$ and the only thing I got was a free preroll because I was a new customer. Don't think I will be going back
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I live right down the street from Blum and have always gone there based on convenience. No always have known their stuff is not the best quality but as I have ventured out to other dispensaries I have found that going to Blum is totally not worth it. Their bud is always dry. I usually buy mid grade cannabis at $35 an 1/8. It just seems fake or not organic to me. Like the Jack Frost I gout had a super potent smell but was all dry and brown. I went to Oakland organics got a $25 1/8 of space dog and the difference was like day and night. Not only was the bud better in every way possible it was also cheaper. I feel real dumb for going to Blum in the first place I was warned by all my friends it was just so close and easy to get to. On a more positive note the staff is super nice and friendly not sure about their knowledge of medical cannabis tho....AND they have excellent parking. If you don't mind shwag weed the $20 1/8 specials are sometimes ok.
my go to spot in Oakland
Great location, good trees, and sherbert shatter was off the hook. keep up the good work.
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