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    I called first?

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    I don't understand why people have such a hard time getting into the building. I called ahead of time and made sure they were available and set-up an appointment based on google's estimated drive time.

    I got a lot of love on some higher quality low priced meds. I didn't get the buy one get one deal as he said that was a weekend promotion but I still got a quad for $30.

    Things were still getting set-up but who cares? I don't care if the building was covered in spiderwebs and I don't need to make up reasons to not like a collective. They are their to facilitate an exchange between patients. Furthermore if things didn't go good for you at this or any other shop, smoke a joint and ask yourself why things didn't turn out the way you wanted them to.

    Telefore Holisitic is too young to judge so critically so early.

    "I'm just trying to make sure everyone is happy" - Jim

    Sorry about the delayed review. Weedmaps is the worst website of all-time.

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    The Best? Probably

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    This has to be one of the best dispensaries in California. There is a lose for words at the quality and quantity that I received for my donation to their organization. Don't let anyone or anything fool you, this place is fucking amazing.

    $22.50 gets you a half 1/8th and of course that bitch weighed out to over 2 grams. It was like 2.3 so I got great love on that. First time patient gets a free gram with $25 donation! I GOT A FUCKING 8TH OF FIRE FOR $25 and a BIC LIGHTER!!! I wish I lived close-by. It feel like I want to set-up a long distance relationship or something. a 45 cap on quality is a lot better than 60 8ths of bullshit that I find in the city.

    The staff was friendly, courteous, and humble. No pressure, no gimmics, no cocky attitudes or raised noses.

    Accessibility is perfect. Plenty of parking and a spacious waiting room.

    The prices are honestly listed on the menu. $10-$12 grams would go for $15 elsewhere.

    If you guys need those floors done give us a call. I need an excuse to drive back up to Miramar. =D

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    Cheese and Fire

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    Stopped by to check out a new club and donate to their collective.

    Got Hawaiian Fire and Exodus Cheese. Fantastic strains. LOTS OF FLAVOR without dealing with choking. They have a great selection of tiers and planets that I normally don't have to choose from.

    Atmosphere is good. A lot of colors out of your peripherals with some nice lighting.

    Staff was great. The guys were respectful and seemed happy to have us in. I think I forgot my ID though. >.

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    Stunning

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    So I came to visit family and needed to get some meds. I heard this place was the best in the area. I called ahead and the receptionist was polite and answered my questions without attitude. This is something I'm already not used to dealing with so I'm already excited about the shop. Imagine calling and someone being enthusiastic about their job and helping me find answers. This already makes me feel like a patient who is going to be cared for which is important to me.

    Price/Bud Quality
    I wasn't expecting much since I was budget shopping but I was impressed by the appearance and aroma of the flowers. The 1/2 oz of Afgoo came out to 135 which is under $10/gram for a quality medication. It was complimented by my first time freebie gram of White widow. The two had really great medicinal chemistry and held a great duration.

    Accessibility/Atmosphere
    The location was easy to find especially with the sign out front. The sign-up process was easy and fast and my lobby time didn't exceed 5 minutes. Lobby TV had History Channel on which can hypnotize me and helped the time fly. Existing members were social and polite which is also something I'm not use to in San Diego. Parking was plentiful and included shady areas.

    Staff
    My budtender was an angel!! She made me feel comfortable and relaxed even as we went through the motions of the first-time patient tour. I felt so euphoric and mesmerized by her bubbly attitude which complimented her beauty. She was so charming and stunning that I felt speechless through most of my visit. She was, with all respect to the shop, the best part of my So Cal Botanical experience.

    Overall I can't complain about anything besides my half oz being pre-weighed. I have a crush on this goddess budtender and have plenty of Afgoo left over. 5 out of 5 for comfort and quality.

    Beauty in a dispensary; it's smart economics.,
    ~Juan

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    It's Just Good Economics

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    Since I live in the South I don't have the luxury to drive for my medication but whenever I head twords the city I stop by The Fire Station. By far the greatest dispensary. They truly are cutting profit down and raising the love level. If you don't care to read my review know that you will not find a better dispensary in San Diego. Bet on it. The only reason I am writing a review is because I'm waiting to go back to The Fire Station and need to kill time lol.

    Bud Quality
    An exception selection of high quality medication that last on the shelf for a very limited amount of time. They have the finest OGs I've ever smoked. From the Death star to the Rock Star it's going to stay true to what I expect and exceed.They have a very large selection of constantly revolving strains at a $50 8th cap. But I go for the $30 8ths. They price makes you curious but there is nothing wrong with them. It's just an honest dispensary that the other dispensaries should follow. Clearly, this is how it is done.

    Atmosphere
    It can get crowded.

    Staff
    A mixed group of people. Eccentric and chill guys. Like the mmj edition of Cheers. I got a lack of words for them but not a lack of love.

    Accessibility
    There is always street parking and 3 parking lots around the building. Save the front spots for the more physical incapable.

    Price
    I dare you to find a place that will allow you to stretch your money further. There isn't one. I don't want to say too much and ruin it for the next time I go in. As a real patient, and a really broke one at that, I love them.

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    For the Record

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    So I've been going to GSC now for quite awhile. I enjoy this place because it has a higher quantity of higher grade medication. What I mean by this is that I can see more REAL $20 gram selection here while other shops may have an entire menu built of $20 buds that don't meet the potency or smokability requirement that I expect from a $20 gram. This shop has grown into one of my favorites and due to a mistaken identity (I want my quad for that and a copy of the videotape! haha) I feel it's finally time to leave them their well deserved review as I smoke the Deep Purple I picked up today.

    Bud Quality
    You have to really admire the time it took the guys to assemble this collection. This isn't a random assortment of strains on a menu. This is only the the kind of menu one could find if they possessed a great of passion in them. Someone who will pass away as a true master in the field of marijuana. You might think I'm just being a kiss-ass but if you're a true appreciator you'll see that the menu is someone's labor of love.

    Atmosphere
    The front lobby is spacious and comfortable which is a good thing because this place gets high traffic moments where it can feel really congested inside when people huddle around the desk. The bud room feels great. A lighted megnification tool at every viewing station really lets me examine what I'm buying. If you know what you're looking for it really helps you get what you're looking for to address your medical issue. It has the menu right at each station in front so I don't have to keep moving my head back and forth from the viewing station to the menu on the wall. I take my time but I don't want to waste it so I enjoy the solitude in the back station to narrow down my options. Tragically they just may be understaffed [i'm unemployed *elbows*] because a lot of times the back station is missing the viewing samples. :(

    Staff
    If there is one thing I like doing it's shooting the proverbial sh*t. If you ever get the opportunity to have a sit down with Eden in his Garden, take it! This man has a wealth of knowledge and provided a lot of great inspiration for me in a very short period. Security holds down the front and fights off tailored gang and their really really good-looking business card throwing clones. LOTS and LOTS of respect goes out to all the budtenders. Their names are not all known to me but I'll remember what all of their smiles look like and all the love they gave me.

    Accessibility
    I see people complaining about parking and I don't understand why. Yeah there is a small parking lot but personally I feel those locations are for patients with physical impairments that would need them to park closer. There is plenty of street parking available and I NEVER have a problem finding parking...ever, ever.
    Another high point to give when you're talking accessibility is the fact that this place stays open until 10pm EVERYDAY!! I know a lot of people run in their with me right before closing time and I know a lot of people hurt because they have a hard time getting their meds when they need them. Staying open until 10 is the only reason I am medicating at 4:20am. Without GSC a lot of nights I'd be in a whole world of pain.

    Price
    They offer a fantastic discount system that took me awhile to get used to. To be honest, it's not hard to factor what 10% of any dollar amount is. Move the decimal point to the left. That's it!! haha. I'm not a wealthy person by any means...and by that I mean I'm poor. Any money I get goes into donations. So when I get lots of love and I can really use that to stretch my ends. 10% is just the membership discount. They offer many discounts but be sure you find out if you qualify before you get any expectations. $5 joints are great and using our decimal point technique we can determine that you're getting a very large joint for $4.50. I dare you to find a competitive price for that.

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    The Return

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    It seems I wouldn't know about any new shops if it wasn't for Trofi from P.O.K. He let me know about progressive and the next day I checked them out. I went in 3 or 4 days in a row usually right before closing time. I enjoyed my visits there and I sure am glad that they were welcomed by the community. I guess a lot of people are nervous about the return of SBCC, southbay's little disappointment. However I had no problems with it. Not the same goofy stock that SBCC used to carry.

    Bud Quality
    I made sure to get a variety from the lowest to the top but never got the Laker Kush that was always sold out. When you're getting quads for 40 you kinda keep in mind what you're getting yourself into. Aside from a little spice in it I couldn't find any negatives. The $20 grams weren't the best, but again, still stoney and full of enjoyment.

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    Wouldn't be the best but generally over shadowed by the warm staff.

    Staff
    Cool guys. Talked quite a bit with and enjoyed them. Warm attitudes and knowledgeable. I actually went in there and left with knowledge which is something I rarely have happen.

    Accessibility
    The directions I got for getting there were "it's across the street form the DMV" and that was good enough to get me there. Parking all over the place.

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    A price and quality variety is something I'll always enjoy. Everytime I went to Progressive I walked out very happy.

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    Professionalismismsim

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    I checked out ATA the other night because they were the only shop that I could get to (convienently) without hopping on the 905. Off a refferal from Trofi over at P.O.K. I figured I might as well follow the example of welcoming the new shop to the neighborhood. It's low-key, which is important if you're professional about your medication. Pulled up and started reading the hours of operation on what appeared to be a closed building. Fortunetly I caught them and they explained the odd hours were in respect to a church that held mass. I waited around for a few and after the mass ended they reopened for me and I got to get inside. Respect, I can dig it. Filling out my first-timer forms I got to listen to the frame of mind of the people running the shop and I liked. No wonder Trofi recommended me. Unity of The Community, right? After I finished up my scribbles we went to the back.

    Bud Quality
    I wish I could remember the over-all of the display but I long forgot that information. What I can tell you is that the G5 I picked up was delicious. Everything my budtender had described in the bud I noticed which I really liked. An understand of the medication that you are providing is fantastic for me. I purchased it in the afternoon and played some zombies all night. Worked great. The next day with the gram I had left over I had my herbs&herbs morning. Had a cup of green tea and chilled outside in the sun trying to catch some warmth. A fantastic started for me. I can't wait to try the G6 but I would really like to try their lower shelf. Anyone can get good top shelf but only a pro can get some bomb bottoms and theirs looked great so I can't wait to check in today because I'm curious about the "Community Voluntary Day".

    Atmosphere
    They set a tranquil enviornment. Not only do they have an eye for herb but they also have an eye for decor. The colors of the furnishing and paint set a low-tone that helps with relaxation. Miniture waterfalls...easiest way to put a bear to sleep, or to make me space out. Their suite is large with plenty of space to do plenty of things and from orientation I assume the space will be well used. The water cooler in the front lobby along with the tight uniforms really sets the idea that you are in a doctor's office. I noticed (and appreciated) a large amount of technology being utilized in the building from key-card doors to bar-code containers.

    Staff
    Professional. Professional. Professional. Respect is a huge thing. You're dropping major bills on something that (if you were more patient) you could grow yourself so having respect is a big plus. Someone commented and said this place was senior friendly I can see how that would work 100%. In fact, if I were to recommend a senior anywhere it would have to be ATA. Not only for the respect but they are nurses who do know what they are talking about and are very patient and respectful. Water bottles and snacks accompanied me out the door. P.S. - the import pastry was heavenly!

    Accessibility
    Couldn't be easier. Huge amount of parking.

    Prices
    Prices were great. I enjoy shops that offer me price selection. Not like it mattered because i walked out with G5 anyways. I like donating a dollar per point ($35/8th) and the option was available.

    "It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing."
    -- Mother Theresa

    Official Dispensary Response 02/09/2011

    Knipheparty,

    Your words literally made my chest swell with pride. Thank you so much for your review and your insights. We all worked, and will continue to work very hard to provide you with a new experience in the Medical Cannabis field. An experience that will help us remove the stigma of Medical Cannabis and provide our local communities with safe, affordable, and legal Cannabis access.

    We realize a great part of that experience is providing our members with the finest in variety and potency of medication available, and to provide them with more than just Cannabis options for their treatment and health. We also believe in operating this Cooperative as just that, a group focused on bringing together its resources and time to provide eachother with the elements necessary for our mutual benefit. That being said, if you feel you have something to offer ATA as a whole or simply would like to provide insight into our services and offerings...please just let us know by dropping us a line, giving us a call or talking with a manager on your next visit. We are here for you.

    Thanks for noticing the effort we put into the decor and its various elements. You'll see vast improvements and updates as we continue to grow and expand the variety of services and products offered to our members. We have plans for great artistic pieces, elemental art and other decor items that will truly create a relaxing atmosphere throughout our facility.

    We too are also proud of our staff, they work hard for the membership to provide you all with the "ATA Experience", and are always listening for ways to improve it.

    Import snacks your thing? Come by soon, we have a whole new assortment available in the lobby, as well as some of the originals. Then you can also check out our new Cannabis edibles as well; we have fresh chocoloate dipped strawberries available for a good value and a good potency. They're surprisingly sweet and juicy this early in the year, I couldn't believe it.

    Again, thanks for your review and your words, they're so very much appreciated, just like you and all of our other members. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Happy Valentine's!

    -ATA

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    Generosity is a State of Tranquility

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    Few times have I enjoyed the ideals of any business. As any rebellious anti-capitalist I hate dealing with businesses. I know too much about it to not squint an eye at it. The purpose of any business is to make money but at P.o.K. I feel they are more grassroots...more Ma&Pa. I don't feel like their is corporate puppeteer imposing quota making idealism. They believe in the unity among dispensaries. They believe in patients being the first priority. They have changed my perspective on many things by letting the buds speak for themselves. It's insane for me that at one time I didn't think I'd ever check this place out. They started as a delivery shop and I just am not a fan of delivery services. Usually I find that at the expense of gas I am losing quality and anytime I had any criticism that I felt was helpful I'd immediately hear "well the delivery is free!" so I just chose to stay clear. Then sometime tells me they have a walk-in now and they had upscale strains. I went in for the Herojuana and fell in love after that.

    Bud Quality
    I catch myself feeling bad for them. I wonder how their prices could be so good and their love be so generous with such high quality buds. I can say within my humble honest opinion that (at least per average) P.o.K has higher quality medicine than any other place. I can have such problems finding good medicine especially in South San Diego. This place doesn't have me worrying if I am going to spend all my money only to get home and realize I bought playground dirt. Since the quality is always at least at expectation level I can broaden myself to trying more exotic strains that they get that usually aren't available to shops down here in the South. I'm able to start specifically gearing my sessions to address the medical condition that would benefit rather than just trying to find the heaviest indica available. It was the King's Bread from P.o.K. that got me smoking sativas again.

    Atmosphere
    To keep it simple; there actually is an atmosphere. Here, I don't feel like I'm buying a travel package or waiting to donate blood.

    Staff
    Angels sent from heaven.

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    It's parking. It's there and you can't complain.

    Price
    Again, sometimes I feel bad. I don't know how they do it. Their relations with vendors must be very strong.

    "There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his." ~Eric Hoffer

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    tailored lol

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    Bud Quality
    no discounts, no guarntees. you're getting a s***ty 8th generation cloned-out dead strain and if they like you you'll get love which would take the price per gram to a more reasonable rate. but they ensure that they will receive at least $20 from you every time. $5 pre-rolls? half grams? not here. straight cheap ass hybrids. the problem with hybrids...the highs wear-off quickly. but it's cool because the pound was cheap for them and they got fat paid from it. go to tailored and support capitalism

    ~1177

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    I called first?

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    I don't understand why people have such a hard time getting into the building. I called ahead of time and made sure they were available and set-up an appointment based on google's estimated drive time.

    I got a lot of love on some higher quality low priced meds. I didn't get the buy one get one deal as he said that was a weekend promotion but I still got a quad for $30.

    Things were still getting set-up but who cares? I don't care if the building was covered in spiderwebs and I don't need to make up reasons to not like a collective. They are their to facilitate an exchange between patients. Furthermore if things didn't go good for you at this or any other shop, smoke a joint and ask yourself why things didn't turn out the way you wanted them to.

    Telefore Holisitic is too young to judge so critically so early.

    "I'm just trying to make sure everyone is happy" - Jim

    Sorry about the delayed review. Weedmaps is the worst website of all-time.

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    The Best? Probably

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    This has to be one of the best dispensaries in California. There is a lose for words at the quality and quantity that I received for my donation to their organization. Don't let anyone or anything fool you, this place is fucking amazing.

    $22.50 gets you a half 1/8th and of course that bitch weighed out to over 2 grams. It was like 2.3 so I got great love on that. First time patient gets a free gram with $25 donation! I GOT A FUCKING 8TH OF FIRE FOR $25 and a BIC LIGHTER!!! I wish I lived close-by. It feel like I want to set-up a long distance relationship or something. a 45 cap on quality is a lot better than 60 8ths of bullshit that I find in the city.

    The staff was friendly, courteous, and humble. No pressure, no gimmics, no cocky attitudes or raised noses.

    Accessibility is perfect. Plenty of parking and a spacious waiting room.

    The prices are honestly listed on the menu. $10-$12 grams would go for $15 elsewhere.

    If you guys need those floors done give us a call. I need an excuse to drive back up to Miramar. =D

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    Cheese and Fire

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    Stopped by to check out a new club and donate to their collective.

    Got Hawaiian Fire and Exodus Cheese. Fantastic strains. LOTS OF FLAVOR without dealing with choking. They have a great selection of tiers and planets that I normally don't have to choose from.

    Atmosphere is good. A lot of colors out of your peripherals with some nice lighting.

    Staff was great. The guys were respectful and seemed happy to have us in. I think I forgot my ID though. >.

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    Stunning

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    So I came to visit family and needed to get some meds. I heard this place was the best in the area. I called ahead and the receptionist was polite and answered my questions without attitude. This is something I'm already not used to dealing with so I'm already excited about the shop. Imagine calling and someone being enthusiastic about their job and helping me find answers. This already makes me feel like a patient who is going to be cared for which is important to me.

    Price/Bud Quality
    I wasn't expecting much since I was budget shopping but I was impressed by the appearance and aroma of the flowers. The 1/2 oz of Afgoo came out to 135 which is under $10/gram for a quality medication. It was complimented by my first time freebie gram of White widow. The two had really great medicinal chemistry and held a great duration.

    Accessibility/Atmosphere
    The location was easy to find especially with the sign out front. The sign-up process was easy and fast and my lobby time didn't exceed 5 minutes. Lobby TV had History Channel on which can hypnotize me and helped the time fly. Existing members were social and polite which is also something I'm not use to in San Diego. Parking was plentiful and included shady areas.

    Staff
    My budtender was an angel!! She made me feel comfortable and relaxed even as we went through the motions of the first-time patient tour. I felt so euphoric and mesmerized by her bubbly attitude which complimented her beauty. She was so charming and stunning that I felt speechless through most of my visit. She was, with all respect to the shop, the best part of my So Cal Botanical experience.

    Overall I can't complain about anything besides my half oz being pre-weighed. I have a crush on this goddess budtender and have plenty of Afgoo left over. 5 out of 5 for comfort and quality.

    Beauty in a dispensary; it's smart economics.,
    ~Juan

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    It's Just Good Economics

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    Since I live in the South I don't have the luxury to drive for my medication but whenever I head twords the city I stop by The Fire Station. By far the greatest dispensary. They truly are cutting profit down and raising the love level. If you don't care to read my review know that you will not find a better dispensary in San Diego. Bet on it. The only reason I am writing a review is because I'm waiting to go back to The Fire Station and need to kill time lol.

    Bud Quality
    An exception selection of high quality medication that last on the shelf for a very limited amount of time. They have the finest OGs I've ever smoked. From the Death star to the Rock Star it's going to stay true to what I expect and exceed.They have a very large selection of constantly revolving strains at a $50 8th cap. But I go for the $30 8ths. They price makes you curious but there is nothing wrong with them. It's just an honest dispensary that the other dispensaries should follow. Clearly, this is how it is done.

    Atmosphere
    It can get crowded.

    Staff
    A mixed group of people. Eccentric and chill guys. Like the mmj edition of Cheers. I got a lack of words for them but not a lack of love.

    Accessibility
    There is always street parking and 3 parking lots around the building. Save the front spots for the more physical incapable.

    Price
    I dare you to find a place that will allow you to stretch your money further. There isn't one. I don't want to say too much and ruin it for the next time I go in. As a real patient, and a really broke one at that, I love them.

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    For the Record

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    So I've been going to GSC now for quite awhile. I enjoy this place because it has a higher quantity of higher grade medication. What I mean by this is that I can see more REAL $20 gram selection here while other shops may have an entire menu built of $20 buds that don't meet the potency or smokability requirement that I expect from a $20 gram. This shop has grown into one of my favorites and due to a mistaken identity (I want my quad for that and a copy of the videotape! haha) I feel it's finally time to leave them their well deserved review as I smoke the Deep Purple I picked up today.

    Bud Quality
    You have to really admire the time it took the guys to assemble this collection. This isn't a random assortment of strains on a menu. This is only the the kind of menu one could find if they possessed a great of passion in them. Someone who will pass away as a true master in the field of marijuana. You might think I'm just being a kiss-ass but if you're a true appreciator you'll see that the menu is someone's labor of love.

    Atmosphere
    The front lobby is spacious and comfortable which is a good thing because this place gets high traffic moments where it can feel really congested inside when people huddle around the desk. The bud room feels great. A lighted megnification tool at every viewing station really lets me examine what I'm buying. If you know what you're looking for it really helps you get what you're looking for to address your medical issue. It has the menu right at each station in front so I don't have to keep moving my head back and forth from the viewing station to the menu on the wall. I take my time but I don't want to waste it so I enjoy the solitude in the back station to narrow down my options. Tragically they just may be understaffed [i'm unemployed *elbows*] because a lot of times the back station is missing the viewing samples. :(

    Staff
    If there is one thing I like doing it's shooting the proverbial sh*t. If you ever get the opportunity to have a sit down with Eden in his Garden, take it! This man has a wealth of knowledge and provided a lot of great inspiration for me in a very short period. Security holds down the front and fights off tailored gang and their really really good-looking business card throwing clones. LOTS and LOTS of respect goes out to all the budtenders. Their names are not all known to me but I'll remember what all of their smiles look like and all the love they gave me.

    Accessibility
    I see people complaining about parking and I don't understand why. Yeah there is a small parking lot but personally I feel those locations are for patients with physical impairments that would need them to park closer. There is plenty of street parking available and I NEVER have a problem finding parking...ever, ever.
    Another high point to give when you're talking accessibility is the fact that this place stays open until 10pm EVERYDAY!! I know a lot of people run in their with me right before closing time and I know a lot of people hurt because they have a hard time getting their meds when they need them. Staying open until 10 is the only reason I am medicating at 4:20am. Without GSC a lot of nights I'd be in a whole world of pain.

    Price
    They offer a fantastic discount system that took me awhile to get used to. To be honest, it's not hard to factor what 10% of any dollar amount is. Move the decimal point to the left. That's it!! haha. I'm not a wealthy person by any means...and by that I mean I'm poor. Any money I get goes into donations. So when I get lots of love and I can really use that to stretch my ends. 10% is just the membership discount. They offer many discounts but be sure you find out if you qualify before you get any expectations. $5 joints are great and using our decimal point technique we can determine that you're getting a very large joint for $4.50. I dare you to find a competitive price for that.

    #49

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    The Return

    6 people thought this review was helpful!

    It seems I wouldn't know about any new shops if it wasn't for Trofi from P.O.K. He let me know about progressive and the next day I checked them out. I went in 3 or 4 days in a row usually right before closing time. I enjoyed my visits there and I sure am glad that they were welcomed by the community. I guess a lot of people are nervous about the return of SBCC, southbay's little disappointment. However I had no problems with it. Not the same goofy stock that SBCC used to carry.

    Bud Quality
    I made sure to get a variety from the lowest to the top but never got the Laker Kush that was always sold out. When you're getting quads for 40 you kinda keep in mind what you're getting yourself into. Aside from a little spice in it I couldn't find any negatives. The $20 grams weren't the best, but again, still stoney and full of enjoyment.

    Atmosphere
    Wouldn't be the best but generally over shadowed by the warm staff.

    Staff
    Cool guys. Talked quite a bit with and enjoyed them. Warm attitudes and knowledgeable. I actually went in there and left with knowledge which is something I rarely have happen.

    Accessibility
    The directions I got for getting there were "it's across the street form the DMV" and that was good enough to get me there. Parking all over the place.

    Price
    A price and quality variety is something I'll always enjoy. Everytime I went to Progressive I walked out very happy.

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    Professionalismismsim

    7 people thought this review was helpful!

    I checked out ATA the other night because they were the only shop that I could get to (convienently) without hopping on the 905. Off a refferal from Trofi over at P.O.K. I figured I might as well follow the example of welcoming the new shop to the neighborhood. It's low-key, which is important if you're professional about your medication. Pulled up and started reading the hours of operation on what appeared to be a closed building. Fortunetly I caught them and they explained the odd hours were in respect to a church that held mass. I waited around for a few and after the mass ended they reopened for me and I got to get inside. Respect, I can dig it. Filling out my first-timer forms I got to listen to the frame of mind of the people running the shop and I liked. No wonder Trofi recommended me. Unity of The Community, right? After I finished up my scribbles we went to the back.

    Bud Quality
    I wish I could remember the over-all of the display but I long forgot that information. What I can tell you is that the G5 I picked up was delicious. Everything my budtender had described in the bud I noticed which I really liked. An understand of the medication that you are providing is fantastic for me. I purchased it in the afternoon and played some zombies all night. Worked great. The next day with the gram I had left over I had my herbs&herbs morning. Had a cup of green tea and chilled outside in the sun trying to catch some warmth. A fantastic started for me. I can't wait to try the G6 but I would really like to try their lower shelf. Anyone can get good top shelf but only a pro can get some bomb bottoms and theirs looked great so I can't wait to check in today because I'm curious about the "Community Voluntary Day".

    Atmosphere
    They set a tranquil enviornment. Not only do they have an eye for herb but they also have an eye for decor. The colors of the furnishing and paint set a low-tone that helps with relaxation. Miniture waterfalls...easiest way to put a bear to sleep, or to make me space out. Their suite is large with plenty of space to do plenty of things and from orientation I assume the space will be well used. The water cooler in the front lobby along with the tight uniforms really sets the idea that you are in a doctor's office. I noticed (and appreciated) a large amount of technology being utilized in the building from key-card doors to bar-code containers.

    Staff
    Professional. Professional. Professional. Respect is a huge thing. You're dropping major bills on something that (if you were more patient) you could grow yourself so having respect is a big plus. Someone commented and said this place was senior friendly I can see how that would work 100%. In fact, if I were to recommend a senior anywhere it would have to be ATA. Not only for the respect but they are nurses who do know what they are talking about and are very patient and respectful. Water bottles and snacks accompanied me out the door. P.S. - the import pastry was heavenly!

    Accessibility
    Couldn't be easier. Huge amount of parking.

    Prices
    Prices were great. I enjoy shops that offer me price selection. Not like it mattered because i walked out with G5 anyways. I like donating a dollar per point ($35/8th) and the option was available.

    "It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing."
    -- Mother Theresa

    Official Dispensary Response 02/09/2011

    Knipheparty,

    Your words literally made my chest swell with pride. Thank you so much for your review and your insights. We all worked, and will continue to work very hard to provide you with a new experience in the Medical Cannabis field. An experience that will help us remove the stigma of Medical Cannabis and provide our local communities with safe, affordable, and legal Cannabis access.

    We realize a great part of that experience is providing our members with the finest in variety and potency of medication available, and to provide them with more than just Cannabis options for their treatment and health. We also believe in operating this Cooperative as just that, a group focused on bringing together its resources and time to provide eachother with the elements necessary for our mutual benefit. That being said, if you feel you have something to offer ATA as a whole or simply would like to provide insight into our services and offerings...please just let us know by dropping us a line, giving us a call or talking with a manager on your next visit. We are here for you.

    Thanks for noticing the effort we put into the decor and its various elements. You'll see vast improvements and updates as we continue to grow and expand the variety of services and products offered to our members. We have plans for great artistic pieces, elemental art and other decor items that will truly create a relaxing atmosphere throughout our facility.

    We too are also proud of our staff, they work hard for the membership to provide you all with the "ATA Experience", and are always listening for ways to improve it.

    Import snacks your thing? Come by soon, we have a whole new assortment available in the lobby, as well as some of the originals. Then you can also check out our new Cannabis edibles as well; we have fresh chocoloate dipped strawberries available for a good value and a good potency. They're surprisingly sweet and juicy this early in the year, I couldn't believe it.

    Again, thanks for your review and your words, they're so very much appreciated, just like you and all of our other members. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Happy Valentine's!

    -ATA

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    Generosity is a State of Tranquility

    6 people thought this review was helpful!

    Few times have I enjoyed the ideals of any business. As any rebellious anti-capitalist I hate dealing with businesses. I know too much about it to not squint an eye at it. The purpose of any business is to make money but at P.o.K. I feel they are more grassroots...more Ma&Pa. I don't feel like their is corporate puppeteer imposing quota making idealism. They believe in the unity among dispensaries. They believe in patients being the first priority. They have changed my perspective on many things by letting the buds speak for themselves. It's insane for me that at one time I didn't think I'd ever check this place out. They started as a delivery shop and I just am not a fan of delivery services. Usually I find that at the expense of gas I am losing quality and anytime I had any criticism that I felt was helpful I'd immediately hear "well the delivery is free!" so I just chose to stay clear. Then sometime tells me they have a walk-in now and they had upscale strains. I went in for the Herojuana and fell in love after that.

    Bud Quality
    I catch myself feeling bad for them. I wonder how their prices could be so good and their love be so generous with such high quality buds. I can say within my humble honest opinion that (at least per average) P.o.K has higher quality medicine than any other place. I can have such problems finding good medicine especially in South San Diego. This place doesn't have me worrying if I am going to spend all my money only to get home and realize I bought playground dirt. Since the quality is always at least at expectation level I can broaden myself to trying more exotic strains that they get that usually aren't available to shops down here in the South. I'm able to start specifically gearing my sessions to address the medical condition that would benefit rather than just trying to find the heaviest indica available. It was the King's Bread from P.o.K. that got me smoking sativas again.

    Atmosphere
    To keep it simple; there actually is an atmosphere. Here, I don't feel like I'm buying a travel package or waiting to donate blood.

    Staff
    Angels sent from heaven.

    Parking
    It's parking. It's there and you can't complain.

    Price
    Again, sometimes I feel bad. I don't know how they do it. Their relations with vendors must be very strong.

    "There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his." ~Eric Hoffer

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    tailored lol

    10 people thought this review was helpful!

    Bud Quality
    no discounts, no guarntees. you're getting a s***ty 8th generation cloned-out dead strain and if they like you you'll get love which would take the price per gram to a more reasonable rate. but they ensure that they will receive at least $20 from you every time. $5 pre-rolls? half grams? not here. straight cheap ass hybrids. the problem with hybrids...the highs wear-off quickly. but it's cool because the pound was cheap for them and they got fat paid from it. go to tailored and support capitalism

    ~1177

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    Forget everything I'm about to say. I am a very important person. I've acquired a genetically altered handshake capable of speeds up to 30 mph. Hair arranged by the most advanced landscape surveillance operators our company can afford. I have a very expensive pen. I use big words quite often in substitution for semantically equivalent words. I attribute this success to my professional demeanor and my strong stock portfolio. Though it may not appear so, i am quite comfortable in my surroundings. I have everything, let me show you around. There's no difference between being holy and being alone. Baby return the favor and leave somebody you love. We all get lonely. I'm a natural born thriller. Nobody knows the trouble I've been on the exacting improvement of sins. Don't you know who I am? I'm the jaded one with pop insensitivity. I'm the real deal with low-key sensibilities. I don't need what I got half as much as everyone covets it. It turns me on to turn you down. I know the stripper's real name. This is not the time for touching me. I'm sorry, but I don't feel as if I'm in any shape to comfort you. This is nothing personal. I know why you came here, but neither of us will get what you want out of me. After all, we’ve never met. I've spoke in many tongues with many men. I have argued with an angel and won. I got a set of keys that could open any door. Forget everything I just said. It's important that you act surprised. Get by. Get gone. Get high. Get wronged.