MiNDFULMedical Dispensaries / Colorado Springs (54,383 hits)
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gorilla glue n sour d shatter is fiyah!!!
im glad i stopped in yesterday will be back for more!!
THC not CBD
I guess I just don't understand it. All one reads about these days regarding MMJ is what a miracle substance CBD is and yet none to be found at supposed Medical MJ facility.
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I signed over membership to them on Sunday just to try out their GSC. I'm glad I did. some of the best smoke in the Springs. thank you guys.
Med dispensary ran like rec
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1) You may see some great medicine, however do expect there to be a mix of top shelf and bottom in the prepackaged flower. The brunette female budtender, and a taller gentlemen with a beard, were blazed beyond belief, with the female making comments that were just a bit out of left field (not offensive, just not at all professional). I support MMJ facilities that give care, not rec dispensaries under the guise of an MMJ center. Mindful does not represent the MMJ industry in a positive light.
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this is Gaia with a new name for anyone curious.
Worse place ever
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So I'm on temp papers never had a problem going to any other store in the city at all.
These assholes here won't let you in with out the stub from the money order you sent.
Like they need to know how much I sent in my money order they want more info that isn't needed then any other store.
I will never visit this store again and I'll makes sure to let everyone I know how big of a pos this store is and the people who work inside.
Best Budtenders in Town
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I have been coming to this dispensary for a couple of years but I wanted to come on and say how much it makes my day to see Anna or Chris with their always friendly smiles every time I come. It means so much to me to get my meds somewhere where the people actually care about how your day is going. If you are going to frequent an establishment a few times a week, you want to feel at home there. Gaia has that neighborhood store feel (which is different than any other dispensary I have tried). Sometimes I come in and someone is like "Oh! I got some of that one in that helps your stomach..." Now WHERE do you get service like that in any store anymore? I love this store and will continue to come in and support. Best budtenders in town! Good meds for the price. Always have something interesting.
Got some smoke from Gaia ...
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I could not stand it, EVERYTHING smelled like straw & hay ... I will NEVER go through them doors again ...
Disabled, Terminal & Highly Disappointed
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I decided to visit Gaia Plant-Based Medicine after having sampled some of their Black Cherry Soda while medicating with a fellow terminal cancer patient at a discussion group dedicated to locating effective medication at an affordable price. The indica dominant Black Cherry Soda that I sampled from my friend's supply was very effective for both pain relief and muscle relaxation, as well as the usual appetite stimulation associated with using most types of Cannabis. Unfortunately, my own personal visit to Gaia PBM yielded much lower quality results.
My experience at Gaia PBM's medical marijuana dispensary located at 417 North Circle Drive in Colorado Springs began with immediate difficulty due to the extremely heavy and hard to open front door, which for myself is extra difficult because my mobility requires the use of a cane. After entering I took a seat in a small waiting room which was sweltering hot and not to exaggerate but it had to have been at least 95 degrees in the waiting room and felt like being in a dry heat sauna. In addition to the waiting room being blistering hot, there were already 6 other people waiting ahead of me in line to be checked in. The two female receptionist slash budtenders working seemed to be more concerned with engaging each other in social conversation than helping the customers waiting patiently in the brutal heat of their waiting room. When it was finally my turn to be helped I was confronted by a highly unprofessional female budtender named Anna who seem to be more interested making flirtatious conversation with another customer who was already being helped by the other female budtender. To make matters worse, the conversation was completely crude, inappropriate and highly graphic, which included a detailed account of how she had just broken up with her boyfriend after finding out he had f#ck*d a "fat girl". Her male customer counterpart in conversation proceeded to assure her that he never fools around with "fat girls" and that he had just finished up a fun filled weekend of partying and illicit cocaine use that she seemed very interested to hear about! As the father of an obese child it was very hurtful to overhear these two very insensitive individuals demean someone for having a weight issue. As for the comments about hard drug use, I would prefer that the hard drug users remain outside of the medical dispensary setting and would have the courtesy of using recreational shops to obtain their Cannabis, as it is clearly not for medicinal use. When I finally got the budtender's attention I asked to see their selection of Black Cherry Soda ounces. Upon opening their cheap plastic jars of pre-weighed buds I discovered that some of the buds in the jars were of remarkably higher quality than other pieces found in the same jar, almost as if an inferior quality of Cannabis had been mixed with an equal amount of higher quality Cannabis. I kinda felt like it was a bait and switch deal on the Black Cherry Soda for $125 because the nicer buds were carefully placed on the top of the jars and as I picked through the buds the quality decreased as I got deeper into each jar. I decided to purchase an ounce anyway as I had driven over an hour from Canon City and taking into account that it was being offered at the discounted price of $125, I figured I would at least get a handful of good pieces out of the ounce and the rest I could use to make a small batch of canna-butter for baking some cookies!
**THIS IS WHERE THE REAL DISAPPOINTMENT OF MY VISIT TO GAIA PBM HAPPENED**
During the checkout process and the bagging up of the ounce I purchased, I made the comment to Anna, my bud-tender, that some of the pieces in the jar looked to be of better quality than others and that I was concerned about it being able to address my medicinal needs. She proceeded to give me a barrage of verbal slang that I still can't even begin to understand. She went into a tirade about how "people only care about getting high" and that "some of the knock-offs still knock hard", whatever the heck that is suppose to mean. Unfortunately for her, I found her to be uneducated about the product and highly unprofessional in concern to my needs as a medical marijuana patient. I believe that she either needs to be transferred to a recreational marijuana shop where her behavior might be better tolerated by non-medicinal cannabis consumers or that Gaia's management provide her with extensive customer service training so she can better serve the needs of legitimate MEDICAL marijuana patients in the future. As a person literally dying of cancer, I struggle on a daily basis to overcome my pain and to simply get out of bed. Cannabis effectively relieves my pain, allowing me temporary mobility and the ability to work up a healthy appetite; but after being accused by this bud-tender of only caring about bud quality for the sole purpose of getting "high" and after I politely reminded her that medical patients prefer the term "medicated", she continued to insist that getting "high" is the only thing that "people" care about, I TRULY FELT PAIN AND FULLY LOST MY APPETITE! To think of all the hurdles that medical marijuana has had to overcome to gain social acceptance just to have a person working in the industry act as though it is all just an excuse to get "high" is utterly deplorable! SHAME ON YOU!!
Upon arriving home I examined and weighed the ounce of Black Cherry Soda, which I separated out into two piles: one of large & medium sized dense pieces and one of small wispy pieces. The better pile weighed out to almost 11 grams and the small wispy piece pile weighed out to almost 17, for a total of 27.34 gram according to my $150 flat plate digital scale. I am not at all worried about the .66 grams that I may have been shorted as it could simply be a calibration difference between my scale and the one being used to weigh out the ounces on the back table at Gaia PBM's shop. What does bother me is the fact that more than half my ounce was comprised of lower quality buds that I believe were intentionally placed in the jar first to be hidden beneath a shroud of higher quality buds that had been strategically placed on the top of the jar. This is something I would expect from a street dealer or an unprofessional caregiver but not from a medical center with so much potential for greatness. If the entire ounce I purchased would have been consistent, dense pieces like the 11 quality grams it contained, I would have rated it 4 stars but that was cut in half to 2 stars because of the inconsistency in bud quality. I would have rated the atmosphere a 4 instead of a 2 if they would have had working air conditioning and not such an uncomfortably crowded waiting area. The staff member that I mainly interacted with was by far a sub par excuse for a budtender and in no way exhibited any form of experience, knowledge or compassion about the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Her crass attitude and unprofessional conduct has made a return visit highly unlikely to occur in my future and made my decision to rate them one star very simple. According to my friend, who procured the original Black Cherry Soda that I sampled, the budtender he dealt with several times was named Mike and he was very polite, professional and compassionate. Had I gotten the pleasure to experience Mike as my budtender I may have rated my experience with the staff as a 4 or a 5. As far as accessibility is concerned this place could really use a handicap accessible door for those customers like myself who suffer from debilitating conditions and have a difficult time opening heavy doors to to the use of a cane, walker or wheelchair. If they had a handicap accessible door and a bit larger, less crowded waiting room, I would have rated them 5 stars for accessibility. Finally, I felt the price was very fair and would have easily rated it as 4 stars if the bud quality would have been more consistent, but due to the fact that more than half of the ounce was of inferior quality I feel it was more along time lines of what you find at other dispensaries for $100, so I felt 2 stars was a very fair rating for the price. I don’t plan to visit this location again any time soon but I might stop in again if I am ever in that part of the Springs for other reasons, and hopefully Mike will be working!
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I've given Gaia several shots over the years but it's quite obvious that their quality has decreased to complainable levels when they went recreational this year. Their sample jars are a joke and everything's pre-weighed now with beat to hell buds that no way could be just hand-trimmed. The last time I was there I looked at ~20 strains & only 2 had adequate trichome coverage. The time before that I had gotten 4 grams of wax and each one was ~10% shy.
Their live wax is all hype and profit-margin.
Most of their budtenders are cocky and uninformed and will likely tell you what you wanna hear on the phone just to get you to come in.
Just because you work at a shop does not mean you should misinform patients. You're doin' it wrong Gaia.
Bring back your actual shatter. Bring back your higher standards. Weigh things over not under.
Don't mislead us. Don't even bother answering if you can only lie.
Their budtenders prioritize SALES first over anything else, Just remember that and you won't be too surprised.
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