Hand n Hand Patient Care Review by OCWeedReview.Com
When Hand n Hand Patient Care was preparing to open, they did something most other shops don’t do: they invited us into their shop and asked for our honest opinion. They were proud of what they created, one of the first measure BB approved shops to open. And like other BB dispensaries, they have invested in their shop, knowing they won’t be raided and shut down any time soon. The perks and particulars abound, providing a craft experience for a fraction of the price of the competition.
Hand n Hand Patient Care is located behind the Aryzta building at 2400 Pullman St. in Santa Ana. A little hard to find, there is a convenient alley on the south side of the building that leads right to their entrance in the back. Less visible a storefront than their other BB counterparts, Hand n Hand is a strikingly modest looking operation in comparison. But it is the discreet location that I enjoy because of the privacy it affords. Having a very public real world job, my identity as a patient needs to be protected. Secure off street parking and a rear facing entrance means I don’t need to worry about who might see me going in and out during my visits.
Once inside, the waiting room carries a consistent cream, green, and brown color scheme through the paint and furniture that has a natural, foresty feel. This motif is mirrored throughout the dispensary in all the tiniest of details. Aside from the comfortable couches and chairs, the cheerful security guard is always good for a smile and a chat if you need to wait. When you are ready for the inner room, you will pass through a double set of security doors, which makes me feel even safer still. What a far cry these new dispensaries are compared to some of the old illicit shops at which I’ve been a patron.
Inside, the showroom is a generous size with vaulted ceilings to give a larger sense of space and spread out enough to allow each patient private consultation at the individual stations. Like the waiting room, inside is outfitted in creams and greens, with plenty of glass and wood.
Although you can visit any BB shop to pick up name brands and popular strains, Hand n Hand Patient Care has positioned themselves to place added focus on the CBDmarket, carrying more CBD-rich products and strains than the other BB shops. Often argued as the more medical of the prominent cannabinoids, CBD is commonly ignored by dispensary and patient alike because it lacks the psychoactivity of THC, so it takes a compassionate shop like HNHPC to make room for CBD on their shelves.
The prices at Hand n Hand Patient Care are also consistently about five to ten dollars less than nearby shops, making it the smart choice for cost-conscious patients. Although they could easily charge more, they have again chosen the compassion route, saving patients on the overall expense of their medicine.
HNHPC carries all the common strains: like Paris OG, Blue Dream, and GDP. And a few you don’t see often enough: Mr. Nice or J-1 or a pure OG Kush. While comparatively shopping between shops, it is not out of the ordinary to find a particularly treasured strain exclusively on their menu. Hand n Hand Patient Care also has you covered for edibles with many of Orange County’s most popular cannabis infused brands. Korova, Altai, Kiva, and Dixie are among the wide variety available, as well as the take and bake cannabis infused Weezza pizza. Keeping you covered from chocolates to drinks to baked goods, regardless of your prefered medicating technique, they have something for you. Like at other shops, you will also find topicals, extracts, vape pens, and all the gear you’ll need along the way.
As a first time patient at HNHPC, you can take advantage of their buy one/get one (BOGO) deal on flower, edibles, extracts, or vapes, on top of their already reasonable prices. They also have rotating deals sent to your inbox, if you choose to enroll in their email newsletter during your first visit, keeping with their mission of affordable medicine here in Orange County.
Visit the Hand n Hand Patient Care website for more information.
2400 Pullman St. Suite B
Santa Ana, Ca 92705
Across the street from what has become a hotbed of dispensaries that seem to come and go without end over at 1820 E. Garry sits longtime institution The Clinic. Parking can be crowded during the day when the office park is at its busiest. Park where ever you can, and don’t be surprised if you walk a bit. You will enter 1805 E. Garry from the east entrance. Walk down the hall and suite 130 will be on your left.
They have a very narrow waiting room; be sure to watch out for the door to the showroom on your left when signing in. It opens out and is capable of leaving quite the bruise. First time patients will have to fill out the customary forms. Take a seat and try to tuck in your legs, so you are out of the way. Once you are done checking in, they will probably buzz you in to the bud room right away. This is most likely to keep the front room clear.
Once inside, they have a board on the wall to your right behind the counter with all the strains and prices on it. Check it out while you wait. If there is no one in front of you, your budtender will call you right over. They have two main shelves at $35 and $50. They also have an ultra shelf for $55. For those on a budget or looking to extract or bake, they have nice economy deals, too. I am typically quite happy with The Clinic’s flowers. Due to the jump between the two main pricing points, you have to be aware of what you donate for. I’ve seen them carry a $50 top shelf that would sell for $40-45 at other shops. However, it goes the other way for the mid shelf. A sharp eye can walk out with a deal on a bud that would cost you 5 or 10 bucks more across the street. A savvy consumer should never leave The Clinic unhappy.
Edibles are kept in the coolers behind you: including the Milf n’ Cookies and Buddha’s Best lines. They also have a large selection of Kushtownsodas. The rest of the edibles, like the Cheeba Chews and Bhang Bars, are kept on the bottom shelves with the bud jars or down at the far end with the wax. They carry the EX and PX wax labels and have an enormous selection. I’ve tried their wax several times in the past and find it too dry to use in my pen. They also have a large selection of O.Pen and Pure Vape cartridges and several strains of oil syringes for those with portable vape pens.
If there is no one in front of you, your budtender will meet you at one of the stations. Otherwise, you may want to browse around while you wait. Once you are greeted by your budtender, let her know what you are looking for. They’ll be more than happy to show you a few of their many great strains. I have seen reviews criticizing The Clinic’s customer service, and I’ve gotten a surly tender or two there in my day. However, overall these girls are delightful and know their products, so if you do have questions, be sure to ask.
Once you are finished with your order, you can add some papers or wraps from their selection behind the counter. Need a lighter? They have you covered there, too. They even carry a selection of vaporizers and glass pieces. If you are new to the medical marijuana community and need a great place to start, The Clinic has everything you need. You can get all kinds of medications and gear in one stop, sending you home ready to medicate with confidence in the quality of your products.
1805 E. Garry Ave, suite 130
Santa Ana, CA
Strictly OG Los Angeles Delivery Review by OCWeedReview.Com
Many of the patients with whom I interact are frightened by the idea of medical marijuana delivery. Not knowing who will show up at their door or what kind of product they will have with them, these patients prefer driving to their dispensary to ordering in. With today’s convenience oriented society, this runs completely contrary to trends. It also forces patients to be seen coming in and out of “pot shops”, taking away any sense of discretion, and to travel with their medication, something we don’t promote here at the review unless necessary.
So what is needed to move patients safely from shops to delivery? How do we get patients to reconsider delivery as an option? A good start is for delivery services to rethink their business plans. And that’s just what Strictly OG has done. Removing themselves from the typical glorified-drug-dealer delivery style, Strictly OG are professional, tech savvy, and socially and environmentally conscious.
The difference begins with the deliveries themselves. Brought to you by dedicated bike messengers who are no strangers to zipping around traffic downtown, all of the Strictly OG employees are people you would feel comfortable inviting into your apartment or office or dorm room. And having met them personally, I stand behind that claim. With service covering downtown LA and the USC area, MacArthur Park, and The Brewery, they are one of very few downtown delivery services, or dispensaries for that matter, that test their medication.
During the week, their hours are 2 pm to 12am. Friday and Saturday extends these out to 12 pm to 2 am, meaning whether you need it delivered to home or office during the week or came home to an empty jar after a night out, Strictly OG is waiting to deliver to you.
Committed to only the highest quality products with the cleanest packaging, Strictly OG has become an industry leader in the high end market. All orders come packaged in handled brown paper bags that could just as easily contain your dinner. Flower comes sealed in glass jars to contain the smell and wrapped in recycled paper to deter prying eyes. This makes them the perfect choice for non-descript delivery to the home or office. A boutique delivery service of sorts, their carefully curated menu and impeccable package design commands a more discerning customer.
Their flower is grown in organic soil from mostly indoor grows. All their medication is pesticide-free. The flowers from Strictly OG are some of the finest I’ve seen anywhere — every bud a homerun. When visiting their office, I must have spent an hour nosing around in their jars. And with a lineup including Blue Dream, GSC, Larry OG, Lamb’s Bread, Skywalker OG, and Sour D, you are sure to find a classic.
Starting their edibles stable with Kiva (Terra) and Madame Munchie, they have expanded to add Edipure, OC Weed Review favorites 530 Edibles, Bhang Bars, and Trokie. Strictly OG’s choosy buyers are always adding new brands, and products that make it past their panel are sure to be of the highest quality.
For the dabbers, Strictly OG has you equally covered with concentrates from A to Z Extracts, The Extractress, Evil Extracts, HGH Extractions, Miss Nug Run, and their own proprietary shatters and wax. Check this against their menu, as their offerings rotate often with new and rising extract artists, but all the dabs we havereviewed from them have been top of the line, including a 90% THC stunner. For those looking for 510 thread vape tanks, they have Bloom Farms and Bhang cartridges to keep you on the go.
To start the process as a first time patient, you can text photos of your license and doctor’s recommendation to 213-440-5314 or you can upload it directly through their site using the button at the bottom of their webpage. Once in their system, orders can be made with a phone call, a text, or using the shopping cart feature at strictly-og.com. Delivery takes under an hour, with exact times depending on biking distance from their office.
I could talk all day about the many characteristics that make Strictly OG our go to collective when staying in LA, but what makes them so dear to our hearts here at the Review is their activism and belief in positive change. I’ve spoken with them personally about their passions for proper legalization, and their conviction cannot be questioned. Combine this with their quality medication and professionalism, and Strictly OG is sure to become your favorite LA delivery.
Begin your first order here.
CannabisJobs.US had the pleasure to meet and visit with the High Mountain Health (HMH) Medical Dispensary team this past week. All I can say is they absolutely blew away our expectations! High Mountain Health is Northern Arizona’s foremost Arizona State Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensary.
We had heard rumors that High Mountain Health was growing if not the best, some of the best Medical Marijuana in all of Arizona. Their strains are becoming a must smoke. So we just had to check it out! HMH is a not-for-profit dispensary dedicated to ensuring legal, affordable, safe and reliable access to the highest quality medicinal grade cannabis products and related wellness services to patients in Arizona. HMH emphasizes the importance of compassionate care for each individual’s medical condition and offers knowledgeable professional services in a comfortable, confidential and secure environment while ensuring the highest level of patient privacy and safety.
The HMH Team came to meet us at our hotel for a get to know you conversation. The team is a diverse, educated and knowledgeable group. They have unique personalities and each brings incredible passion to the dispensary and grow facility. They are all upstanding members of the Flagstaff community, and throughout the day continued to express how important it was to educate all of their patients and provide individualized care in a safe professional setting. They also expressed how important it was for them to continue to give back to the community. This included speaking at school events and educating the community on Medical Marijuana.
After having coffee we moved on to the dispensary. It was a clear crisp day in Flagstaff, with a slight hint of snow. The dispensary is in a strip mall about a block off one of the main roads. The dispensary is discrete and professional. There were no neon lights or gaudy signs. Just a clean, comfortable, professional and well organized environment.
As we walked in to the dispensary we were greeted by a small waiting room. The receptionist that we met was very pleasant and checked our credentials. She provided educational information and asked if there was any specific questions we had before we would be shown in to meet the bud tenders. After a few minute wait, a bud tender came out, introduced herself and walked us back in to the service area. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She showed us around and provided an explanation of the layout. She then proceeded to initiate a conversation about what we were looking for and why. She wanted to make sure she was providing individual care to meet our specific needs.
The bud tender showed off their current menu. She also explained that they always try to have a mix of HMH Grown and Teir 1, 2 and 3 strains on hand.
Our Current Menu:
Maui– Top Shelf- HMH-Grown
Blue Dream– Tier 1
Sour Cream– Top Shelf- HMH-Grown
Thai Fire OG– Tier 2
OG Kush– Tier 3
Tahoe OG– Tier 1
Moby Dick- Tier 1– HMH- Grown
Pineapple– Tier 2
NEW- Blueberry Cough– Top Shelf- HMH-Grown
Banana Kush– Tier 1- HMH-Grown
Hindu Skunk– Tier 1- HMH-Grown
Purple OG#18– Tier 1
Blueberry– Tier 2
Blackberry Kush– Tier 2
Purple LSD– Tier 2
Kosher Kush– Tier 3
Holy Grail Kush– Tier 1- HMH- Grown
Black Diamond– Tier 1- HMH-Grown
Once we spent some time with the bud tender the office manager spent some additional time with us explaining how their inventory was tracked from seed to sale, showed us how they kept all the records and managed the dispensary. Again, the organization, tracking and overall attention to detail was special. We spent about an hour in the dispensary in which the HMH Team took their time in answering every question we had and it showed just how enthusiastic the employees and management team were in providing any answer we were looking for.
Then it was time to visit the grow facility. I felt like a little kid going in to an ice cream store for the first time. The excitement of the team in showing us their facility was contagious. Not only did we feel like little kids, but the entire HMH Team was so excited to show off their facility. They were like the kid down the street showing off their brand new bicycle they got for Christmas. They couldn’t wait to see our reaction. At first I was a little skeptical.
Again, our expectations were blown away. As we walked in to the grow facility we were met with the overwhelming smell of sweet medical grade marijuana. Just like the dispensary everything was laid out with clean concise meaning. We were escorted through the clean room and the grow facility manager explained all of the different technologies they were using. I was actually very surprised to see how much engineering and science was in play. Everything was being tracked, monitored, analyzed and captured to grow the most high quality strains. On the wall were charts of each strain, grow cycles, quantities of nutrients, etc.
As an engineer who has worked at Cape Canaveral it was very exciting for me to see the scientific approach they were using. However, they also explained although they liked to use the latest technology the real key was in their master growers. The fun natured competition they each had to grow the very best quality medical marijuana. The said it took time to get to where they were, today growing on average double of what other growers grow per light, by continually analyzing, and tweaking. Everything is done with attention. From the cloning rooms, to the grow and flower rooms, drying, curing and processing room, each was cleanly kept with care. There was no dirt on the floors, or walls, and everything was well cared for. Their facility was not the largest; however, the yield and quality they were producing was quiet impressive.
Overall the time CannabisJobs.US spent with the High Mountain Health Dispensary was exceptional. The entire team is a tribute to the industry, and it shows by the reviews on Facebook. Here are just a few but I recommend that you check them out and definitely try the HMH Grown Cannabis.