Santa Cruz's #1 Collective CHAI is an Elite all Indoor High-Grade Low-Cost Cannabis Collective. CHAI Provides The Highest Testing Strains and Concentrates in Santa Cruz County... "Santa Cruz County's 1st 100% Lab-Tested Indoor Medical Cannabis Collective" "C.H.A.I. ONLY PROVIDES HIGH-GRADE INDOOR MEDICINE" "ORIGINATORS OF THE $45 CAP" & The only collective in California that requires all concentrates to test below 100ppm. "True Not-For-Profit Collective"
C.H.A.I. Mission Statement - C.H.A.I. is an elite low-cost non-profit medical cannabis association that is operated by and for members. C.H.A.I. is committed to providing verified medical cannabis patients safe-access to the highest quality 100% LAB-TESTED INDOOR CULTIVATED MEDICAL CANNABIS. C.H.A.I. is endorsed by the Secretary of State (CA) as a Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation operating as a medical cannabis association, which operates in full compliance with Prop. 215, S.B. 420, and CA Attorney General guidelines. The Specific purpose of C.H.A.I. is to provide means for facilitation and coordinating transactions between members. C.H.A.I. has been committed to paying all taxes for several years now, but now adds the State Sales tax of 8%, and any funding in excess of reimbursement cost shall be donated to the community. We believe the cost for medical cannabis at many dispensaries in California does not reflect the actual cost in providing high-grade medicinal cannabis.C.H.A.I. promises to provide the highest-grade indoor medicinal cannabis at the lowest possible price. In addition to providing safe-access to lab tested, contaminate free medical cannabis we will inform patients of new laws, ordinances, research, Dr.'s, alternative treatment, collectives and safe-access to medical cannabis. Now Accepting New Members!! & Patient Providers!! (10% Discounts Available for Veterans - Seniors) 7% Santa Cruz County Cannabis Sales Tax Included Credit - Debit Cards Accepted & ATM Machine 10:00AM TO 7:00PM Monday - Friday 11:00PM to 5:00 PM Saturday Phone: 831-475-5506 Fax: 831-475-8172 Feel free to email too! firstname.lastname@example.org Doctor verification, California I.D. and membership required. C.H.A.I. is committed to providing safe-access to Lab-Tested High-Grade Indoor affordable medical cannabis in accordance with all laws and regulations in CA. and S.C. County.
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I've always loved the bud here, the only thing about this place is the staff is unfriendly. You can tell the 2 older men in the store hate their job, one of them actually was mocking the way I talk. I personally get bad vibes when i go in.
In the interest of keeping this review short and to the point, I'll try and keep this brief. I could go on all day about how great the staff is and how fantastic the customer service is at CHAI, but if you've been there, you already know.
My review is about the medicine. Particularly the flower, as I can't speak for the concentrates. I'm an old school patient and dab rigs and torches and extraction methods are something I'd rather not deal with. I like to keep it simple.
I've been going to CHAI for almost 3 years now. In the past, CHAI has consistently provided the best medicine that I can find in Northern California. That includes the Bay Area, Sacramento, and central coast. Slowly, over time, that has changed. That's not to say that other dispenseries have gotten better, but that CHAI has lost its way.
I don't know when they started to offer light dep in place of their usual indoor quality, but it has been happening for a while now. This type of flower, if you're not familiar, is grown in a greenhouse and covered with tarps to simulate the 12 hours of darkness needed for flower. It's a slight step in quality above outdoor. Yields are much higher, but quality suffers in effects. Looks and smells the part, but has none of the punch of actual indoor grown cannabis.
I recently (4/11) tried some Kosher Kush, which has become a staple for me, (a 33 thc percent strain) and it had all the characteristics of light dep as well. This is too bad because the transition to light dep has made this the only strain I will get from CHAI. I went back and picked up 3 other strains to see if I could find some indoor. Platinum Cookies, Area 51 OG (shoulda known better. Alien OG sucks) And Fire OG. All looked and smelled the part. All taste EXACTLY the same and have the same weak, short lasting effects. (I don't smoke blunts. Bowls only in a frequently cleaned glass piece)
The online menu hasn't been updated in over a week, you can no longer get test results at SCLABS, (SCLABS says this is for privacy reasons) and to be absolutely clear, no mincing words, the quality is now TERRIBLE. I will stop in now and again to see how things have shaken out, but for connoisseurs, CHAI is to be avoided.
I am sorry that you had a negative experience here at C.H.A.I. Let me reassure you that the strains you listed are indoor sourced and we do not carry any light dep or outdoor cultivated products. The Kosher Kush, Area 51 OG and the Fire OG were cultivated by the Santa Cruz Veteran's Alliance, and they only cultivate indoor cannabis. You can check out their instagram account at: @scveteransalliance IF you have any concerns regarding the products they cultivate, I am sure they will discuss their methods with you. The Platinum Cookies is a 3 time award winning strain and cultivator who, also only cultivates indoor cannabis. In the past we were able to have cultivation sites in this county that allowed us to produce most the quality products that you remember. Unfortunately the county has taken a tough stance against cultivation, and we are waiting for them to draft and finalize the cultivation ordinance. Do not let this deter you please as we are in the process of doing whatever we can to get cultivation back to where it used to be, so that we can continue once again to bring you the quality that you remember. In the future, if you have any concerns with product quality, we can better address your concerns and help you to have a better day if you talk with us in person and let us know what the problems are. We strive to carry the best possible products at the highest possible quality. We never cut corners by picking up lower quality inferior products, all the products that we carry are indoor sourced and we pay indoor prices on everything.
Only drawback is the lack of updating the concentrates section of their weedmaps. I end up wasting both mine and the budtenders time asking to see products which are no longer available.
in a world of fraud, fakes, and losers, i found the guardian angel.
The Lucky Charms in me opinion is their best flowers. I also enjoyed the Platinum Cookies and Gelato (which is purple).
they still hook up the 8ths a couple points over too. you get 4 8ths and you end up getting a free gram almost.
Every time I come to Santa Cruz this is my number one spot to come to. You guys are awesome. keep up the good work
Fun friendly place with a bunch of everything to choose from.
I love CHAI bunches - patient appreciation day every month and top shelf Tuesday make it especially accessible price-wise for those that want an extra fancy bud from time to time. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and patient even on the busiest (and we are talking line out the building kind of busy) of days.
However - and this is a small however - the way they manage their line needs a little bit of adjustment. Most dispensaries have the bud tender meet you at the door, have patients go in one by one, or have them know the name of the patient(s) they'll be serving. CHAI usually (save for on patient appreciation day) just buzzes you through the door, and a bud tender meets you on the other side - I didn't have any issue with this until today.
Mini rant: My boyfriend and I got checked in together, and he was waiting in front of the door after we got the OK to go in for a moment while I put my wallet in my bag, when another patient - she saw us enter the building before her, and she came into the building and got checked in after we did - zoomed past my boyfriend and went through the door to the bud tender area before he did, not even bothering to ask him if he was about to go in and knowing full well that we were both checked in and OK'd to go in before her. On patient appreciation day, the system is that whoever is checked in first has first priority to go inside - there is a line to check in, and then you just wait for your name to be called.
While I stood next to her with my boyfriend, I debated whether to speak with her before the bud tender arrived, but I figured it was better to have a mediator present in that situation to keep things calm since I have seen folks get really angry and defensive when getting called out for cutting, and I'm not trying to get anyone kicked out over something minor like this. So, when the bud tender arrives, I wave and indicate that I am next in line.
She turns and says 'No, I believe that was me actually', to which I respond, 'We were checked in first'. She retorts 'Fine, but I came in here first' and walks off to the next bud tender, who is already available, making her whole endeavor pointless. I see that she possibly didn't realize how it works at CHAI and figured that getting a place ahead in line was just an accidental benefit of ignoring my boyfriend poised at the door and barging in, but that's still frustratingly rude/willfully ignorant. I hope CHAI brings some of their patient appreciation day system into everyday use to prevent this kind of annoyance, and I love this place too much to let a weeny patient interrupt that!
CHAI is always so friendly and knowledgeable. Great prices. Freaking awesome weed! Outstanding budtenders. S/O Nick, Daniel, Mickey, etc. you guys all rock. I love the receptionist as well, Haley, she's so nice and always has a smile on her face every other place I go it's an old grumpy lady haha
Purchased 8g of Purity isolate concentrate from this dispensary and since I went with a friend and we were both new patents we walked out with 9g of concentrate total only paying for 8. the concentrate was rated 90%+ THC and is EXTREMELY potent. Customer service was very polite, quick and gave me exactly what I wanted when I wanted it. I couldn't have been a happier customer. I hope to be in business a very long time!