Happy Buddha Wellness CenterMedical Dispensaries / North/East Colorado Springs (14,835 hits)
Diamond in the rough?
So this is my first review, I'm hoping it's helpful, but we'll just haveta see!
I'm going to start with accessibility, and continue based on the visit to try to keep it in chronological order, so try to keep up with me!
ACCESSIBILITY: I really did have trouble finding this place, but thanks to WeedMaps it was easy. I know that sounds cliche, or like an ad for WeedMaps, but i swear it's true. They are located in a sideways strip mall thats kind of hidden behind another building. There is a tiny sign on a block out front for the strip mall, but it only says "Happy Buddha" from what you can read driving by. And when you get into the lot, its almost a guess which unit it is, unless you see the tiny sign in the window that says "Happy Buddha Wellness Center". Luckily when i walked up, a budtender was outside (i can't remember her name for the life of me, names aren't my strongsuit) and asked if i was looking for the dispensary and led me inside. I would highly suggest improved signage, both above the door to the location, and add something to the sign out front identifying the location with MMJ. So this category had to recieve a 2.
ATMOSPHERE: When i walked in, i was not shocked, nor was i amazed. It's just a little shop that sells some medicine. Theres 2 glass cases with edibles, wax/shatter/kief, and prerolls etc. Behind the case was a shelf with about 12ish strains in large jars. I don't know about you, but i love dogs, so the 2 large dogs wandering around (a Boxer and a Husky i believe) didn't bother me in the least. Especially since they were so very well behaved, they even sort of improved the atmoshpere a bit. But like i said, i love dogs, so you might not share this same opinion. The menus/prices were pretty clearly displayed on papers posted on the wall and shelf; but i would say they lacked a professional look to them, or some kind of uniformity between them. I'm going to personally give the atmosphere a 4, but if i take out my personal bias with the pups, i would say a solid 3.
STAFF: When i arrived 2 of the 3 budtenders were outside doing a task, which, like i stated earlier, helped me find the location. They happily led me inside and were very friendly. The gentleman showing me the buds (again with the names...) was helpful, he pointed out the flavors/scents of each strain, explained the high of each. He answered all my questions (i had quite a few, i'm annoying, i know) with no hesitation. The other budtenders were making smalltalk with me during the cashout process (my odd initials, EEE lol), which made me feel like a priority. Too many times have i gone to a dispensary and gotten completely ignored by everyone except the budtender taking my money. Without question i give the staff a solid 5.
PRICE: Being a first time patient, i recieved member pricing. They were currently doing $15 eighths (which i later found out was also a 4 gram eighth) so i purchased an eighth to sample their bud quality which i'll get to here in the next section. The prices are pretty good, and they seem to do deals pretty often. i would just urge the staff to put your deals on WeedMaps so we can see the deals before coming in. Price gets a 5.
and last but definitely NOT last... BUD QUALITY:
For the best results, I'm going to actually smoke this bud for the first time while writing this section. So while i'm working the grinder, I'll touch on the strain i purchased for this review. I got an eighth of Purple Voodoo, because i LOVE purple, and god i wish i could show you a picture because it is just that: PURPLE. It has a subtle hint of dark green and it is covered in orange hairs, with a nice crystal dusting over it all. A very beautiful bud, that has an earthy smell with a flowery kind of scent mixed in. Overall a dark scent, not extremely pungent, hopefully not foreshadowing the flavor as such. Well here goes.... Very smooth smoke with a sweet almost grapey, earthy, dark flavor. Oh did i mention this is a hybrid, and not an indica? no, not even an indica dominant. Apparently it's a sativa dominant hybrid, which is another reason this bud peaked my interest. The high kicks in softly, with a lively feeling, great for video games (I'm currently on Destiny) but also brings on the munchies. So in conclusion, for bud quality I'm going to haveta say a 4. This is only because of the other strains I was shown, the Purple Voodoo alone is a solid 5. The Lemon Skunk smelled earthy and not at all skunky, which was very disappointing as it is one of my favorites. A few of the other strains i was shown had unappetizing smells, and just didn't have the look you want from primo buds.
Overall, Happy Buddha receives a 3.8 out of 5.
This won't be my first choice for dispensaries, but i would, and in fact i will, visit again. The price makes it a great deal, but the bud quality does seem to suffer because of it. If you're looking for a deal, or wanna find that diamond in the rough (*AHEM* Purple Voodoo), then head to the Happy Buddha.
My favorite despensery hands down
Great customer service Great WEED
I like this place a lot. The people are pretty chill nd mellow which I honestly think that's a plus. The strains are well delicious I should say. Looking for good OG cheese to come in here.
I think Im liking thus place more and more
Real quality meds so far. Been there twice now and haven't been let down. When I change caregivers, this may be my new choice... AA++
small place, lots of love
menu was a few days old but still 80% in stock. super clear amber shatter and $100 oz of super dense big nugs of uk cheese. cured flushed and grown to perfection. would stop in again if in the area. great prices
Froot loops was bomb. Pres kush was bomb. Everything is bomb. And for the price you are getting a lot then most dispensaries.
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Thank you sooooooo much. I don't get paid for a couple weeks and these kat's save the day. Hope you all have a great day!
Kind of hidden back in a small complex. Menu on WM is wrong. They had about 12 strains today so good enough. Their shake is strain specific and 10 bucks an 8th. I asked for an 8th of each of the 4 options. wound up with 1.9 of two of them so they rounded it up on the other two so I had a full half oz. Tenders were very nice. There was large dog hanging out but it wasn't sketchy because he was SUPER FRIENDLY. Wound up with 6 strains and so far so good. Their Purple Voodoo is way better than what's going around Denver.
I picked up some bud from here, and it was good in smell, and looked pretty decent (maybe a little leafy), only downfall was it wasn't very dense, at all. after I had decided on the flowers I was gonna try, I asked if they had any concentrates, and aside from sift hash, the girl said they didn't have their concentrate license.... okay, I get that, but how many other dispensaries do you walk into and see the 'discreet treats' label on the concentrates on their shelves, so my question is: why are you not carrying concentrates? not saying I want discreet treats stuff, but I know you can have somebody with a license make it with your trim.
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