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Northwest Collective - NWC

Medical Dispensaries / Olympia/Thurston County   (53,026 hits)
5840 Pacific Ave SE Suite ELacey , Wa98503
360-464-0256
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Simply the best!

Thank you NWC!

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Excellent meds (LONG constructive review)

2 peoplethought this review was helpful!

Hi there. I'm newbie to medical cannabisand when I came in asking for help with pain and nausea and something that might give me more energy I was imediately handed one of jthe Medicated Chefs XXX strength RSO infused brownies. now since I tend to have panic attacks on some strains and strengths I had not yet really tried a medible but he was so sure it would help me I immediately purchased it. The guy behind the counter also took a sharpie marker and drew lines on the box and told me to use the lines as a guide to cut the brownie into 6 pieces and eat just one sixth. I got 5 full doses on this brownie and I think I would have gotten 6 if I had been able to STOP eating the delicious thing!!

If you have pain and nausea and what to feel happy and energized.... GET THAT BROWNIE!! It made me happy, helped my pain in a drastic way I mean really dramatic improvement. The ONLY downside is that I felt so good I over did and hurt really BAD when I ran out of brownie. But that's not the brownies fault, lol. That's just me overdoing because I had more energy then ivre had in months in and out of being hospitalized.

The other not so great thing about my visit is that my brother Could not go in with me. I am very new to cannabis and don't even know what questions to ask. My brother is my provider, but I didn't have my form for him. We asked if they had a form I could fill out for you guys to keep but they did not have any. But regardless almost every single other dispensary allowed me to take one family member in with me without any problems except you guys. I am clearly very ill, with tubes Attached to Me my hair fell out so I have what now looks like a buzz cause its starting to regrow. I walk slowly and uneven and am sA pretty serious fall risk, and I DID feel nervous and uncomfortable being seperated from the help of my brother, when every other place let's me have sA family member AND I was willing and wanting to fill out the foorm to let him go in for me or with me,but u guys did not even have that available. In a case like me in the future I would suggest letting the family member in or at very least ask if the person would like help walking To the counter and or offer them a chair. The reason I wanted my brother with me was twofold, physical help AND his knowledge. That help was denied me in ur shop alone of all the shops I've been to.

I will be back in, and my comments are meant to be constructive because I was so impressed with you brownie I think I'd walk over hot coals to get one. But the initial sign in experience and my repeated requests for my brother to be with me being denied were very poor experiences for me so I hope that improves and changes.

I also called to find out what exactly is in that brownie, what strain was used to make the RSO (and what strain of whatever else may be in the brownie) and if the RSO used to make the brownies is the exact same u sell in the shop. Also, how much THC in MG is in the brownie (none of this info is on the box) but the guy on the phone did not know, he took my number and I hope to hear back asap since I wannia try that strain in various methods of use including vaporizing flower.

Secondly, I asked for the stats on ur two CB dream clone strains but he didn't have that info available either. (IE. Ave THC and cbd content etc) I think it would benefit you and us if all of that info were available online on ur menu and on the packaging, and failing that, at least be available for the staff to look up when asked.

And lastly, offering freebies for reviews is a great idea, helps you, helps us, and inspires ur clients to tell their experiences as well as provides u with constructive comments that if taken seriously can only make u even better. Especially since your prices are a bit high, which is hard on those of us who live on disability (700$ monthly isn't enough to live on let alone buy meds) I might also suggest creating an area or a list of items that gives the best bang for ur buck. Things that offer the most doses for the money.

Products you do NOT have that I'd like to see... OpenVape prefilled cartridges that fit on most ecigs (especially the higher CBD ones).... Tetra labs products especially the mouth spray... All the dama oils and products... Anything with high cbd and lower THC (but not the NO THC strains), especially concentrates, RSOs and vapeable oils etc.

PS. If you answer my questions here I will definitely read it, so feel free to write here if you would rather do that then call me back.

Thanks so much, Blessings and Peace to all of you.
Sachi ( Nicole Willmeth)

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Best Group of Caring People

1 personthought this review was helpful!

I remember when joe started off just on mine and his green medical paperwork and since then he has done everything possible to bring the best Staff aboard and the best Products available and I highly recommend this place just because they are about the Patients and helping them out!!!!

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bad experience

2 peoplethought this review was helpful!

I allowed them to grow for me which worked for ten months they gave me an ounce a month and they sold the rest for profit they then kicked me out of the collective and kept my plants and recommendation and haven't reported to Washington that they are no longer grow for me

Official Dispensary Response

Thanks for taking the time to express yourself here. We would like to take this opportunity to publicly explain what happened in this exact scenario.

www.facebook.com/royce.ouellette = leroy420

Royce Ouellette was a patient who had a hard time affording his cannabis doctor visits and medication. When we discovered this, like we do with many patients in need, we offered to help him not only pay for his Doctor, but also to help him find a garden to join with other local patients that needed help and had no resources to grow their own. We did not endeavor to make a profit off of Royce’s pain and it hurts us to hear he feels this way.

http://goo.gl/7MzWcT allows patients to fill out a form explaining why they need help and request assistance from our Collectives. We donate tens of thousands of dollars of free medicine to patients who need it every month and that doesn’t include patients who we’ve helped pay for their doctor visit.

For a long time we provided Royce with a monthly allotment of medication and sometimes more than his agreed upon amount. One of our bud tenders felt sorry for him and had even loaned him cash for gas as a personal loan that he needed that wasn’t covered by his local garden.

Sadly, what happened is he and his dad volunteered at our event on July 5th; to get some free gifts, memorabilia, food, and entry into the event. We had a number of patients help out and we appreciated everyones help, the event NEVER could have gone smoothly without them. However it was overheard by multiple volunteers that Royce and his Dad were hiding in their tent laughing all day and talking about how they got in for free; how they got a bunch freebies but didn’t have to work because they had just hidden out in their tent; instead of helping like promised. Well, when our other volunteers overheard this they were mad! A few of them made sure to identify Royce and his dad to other garden patients and members as well as staff.

When this information reached members in the garden and the consultants of Northwest Collectives a decision was made by garden members and management, to no longer allow Royce to be one of the patients in his local garden. We have never said he isn’t allowed to come back to Northwest Collective and donate for his medicine here, and even though we paid for his Doctor’s visit, we have refrained from contacting his Doctor to inform them of his dishonesty and the potential for him to misuse his authorization as he was obviously viewing it as a ticket to free stuff and the good life, instead of as the medicine that it truly is for many patients who truly need it. Many patients in need have been waiting for a spot to open up in a local garden. The decision has been made that the attitude Royce and his Dad displayed is not that of someone who is actually in need of help but more that of someone looking for a free handout.

We want this review to stay up to show how dishonesty and disloyalty are dealt with at Northwest Collective

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THE place to go in Lacey

1 personthought this review was helpful!

This place is at the top of it's game here. The staff are all wonderful, happy, friendly, and very knowledgeable. The selection here is like being a kid walking into the candy store by yourself for the first time and being in sheer awe. The dry flower selection is just amazing. From in house grown special strains, to long time well known strains, this place has it all. The oils are clean, refreshing and just taste amazing. And clones??? Yeah, these guys have an awesome variety to choose from. They even have free food on Friday!?!?! THANK YOU NWC. You guys rock.

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My first experience still one of the best!

2 peoplethought this review was helpful!

Good place great vinr from the staff, free tacos on friday, i recomend trying there strain Adak its pretty good

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Awesomeness

2 peoplethought this review was helpful!

These guys are awesome. I'm my mom's provider and when I tell them what she needs what they suggest I get she's never complained about. They're real friendly and the place as a whole has a positive vibe. I also heard occasionally they have free tacos, so you know..........tacos. Who doesn't like tacos?

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THE BEST!!!

4 peoplethought this review was helpful!

I just wanted to take the time to give you a BIG FAT thank you!!!!!! I know I already told you, but I would like to just say it again! I cannot tell you the desperation I was feeling when I first reached out. I had NO clue this is what the result would be, nor was I expecting the "heart" you put into helping people in our community. Everyone at NWC has been SO kind, knowledgeable, and friendly!! They also have SO much information, and won't hesitate to educate you.
I am just SO THANKFUL for what you did for me, and what you are doing for the patients!!! I can't "re-pay" you, but Thanks for EVERYTHING! You guys have some of THE BEST medicine out there right now!!
P.S. > Oh.... YEAH..... did I mention the tacos????

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Most professional

3 peoplethought this review was helpful!

I'm in the middle of about 4 different collectives and this one definitely had the most professional atmosphere. Great selection and the bud smelled amazing. They can also take pre-orders which I didn't think was possible. They even had a better selection of clones than all the rest! My new #1 for sure.

Official Dispensary Response

Thanks for your kind remarks! We appreciate all the nice things you said. We try to be the best we can be in the cannabis community. Don't forget to stop by the front desk and track your points on the way out, every 100 dollars you donate you get a free $5 dollar coupon and tell your friends when they're getting their first time freebie, if they mention you referred them you get a free coupon for that too and we'll track it all for you.

It bothers us that only one of our bud experts was able to connect and vibe well enough with you to share information. I passed along the kudos but our whole team tries really hard to care for each patient and have knowledge needed to recommend the right strain or method for you. We would really love if you would stop by http://northwestcollective.org/contact.html and fill out the form, you can do it anonymously although we'd love a way to reply; tell us what happened during your visit to make you feel that others were only there for show and didn't know anything. We definitely don't want to ignore any positive criticism but your comment was a bit vague for us to learn from and we want to know specifically what happened to create that experience for you.

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GOOD PEOPLE

1 personthought this review was helpful!

This place is like the skate shop or record store back in the day. SUPER LAX. Love the set up. Saw in other post that the male budtenders where not nice.... Both times Ive been Ive had dudes handle my meds. First guy was very helpful and very nice. All I have to say about the second guy is anyone that says "I dont Know" or "I couldnt tell you" instead of trying to sell you something gets a A+ in my book. (and he directed me to another store that could help me. A+ again) Products good. Nice selection of hashes. Flowers are solid. Always have a 5or6or7 G jars out. Only knock here is no breaks with price. hard to make this my regular spot with the market around.
NOW these guys get extra credit on serving the public. I could list all the things Ive seen and heard that these guys have selflessly done for people but id be here for a while... and its should go unnoticed. Keep up the good work!!!

Official Dispensary Response

Thanks for the nice review! In case you didn't know, we offer a 10% discount on medicine contributions every Tuesday if you mention the password "Tightwad Tuesday". Also Every $100 you contribute we give you a coupon for a free $5 towards an edible or preroll. And don't forget Free Lunch Friday! We usually have tacos from 11-5!

We try to keep our prices low, and like you said we usually have a 5 6 or 7 dollar around. But with the already low donation requested, and the awesome promotions we offer, we appreciate everyone who makes the full contribution that we ask. Thanks for your support and make sure you stop with your receipt on the way out to track your points with the front desk!