Dispensary of the Week: Arizona Natural Selections Scottsdale

I had the opportunity to stop in Natural Selections over the weekend and here is what I thought.

Location: Pretty far out of the way in a nondescript location next to the Scottsdale Quarters Shopping Center.

Deals: Tuesday & Wednesday Special – 2 Cartridges for $68  or -2G of Wax for $68

Knowledgeable Staff: Our bud tender was pleasant and friendly and had a good knowledge of the product on hand. He was able to answer all of our questions and make suggestions like orange cookies based on my individual needs.

Ambiance: The pharmacy is brand new and very modern inside. It is a very pleasant and comfortable shopping experience.

Price: Prices seem to be average based on the number of dispensaries I have visited over the last year or two.

Selection: One of the best stocked dispensaries in town. They always have Baked Bro’s 300 mg Kush Watermelon slices, which are a household favorite.

Displays: Very modern display cases. Well lit with a good number of selections for each type of product. The best display is the live plant showcased at the entrance.

Quality of Product: I have been completely satisfied with every purchase of edibles and flowers I have made. Be sure to ask the bud tender for suggestions.

Safety: There is a security guard on site at the door.

PRO TIP:  Get their early because they close at 7:00 PM.

Dispensary of the Week: Swell on Camelback

I have to say Swell is one of my favorite dispensaries because it is located a mile from my house. I visited the other day and heres what I thought…

Location: Centrally located in the valley on 10th street and Camelback, very convenient and nice neighborhood.

New Patient Specials: First time patients get buy one get one free on any item in the store for their first purchase up to a quarter of flower or 2g concentrates.

Deals: Swell proudly supports our troops with a 20% discount for Veteran patients. They also have $5 preroll regularly.

Knowledgeable Staff: Our bud tender was pleasant and friendly and had a good knowledge of the product on hand. She was able to answer all of our questions and make suggestions based on my individual needs.

Ambiance: The pharmacy is brand new and very modern inside. It is a very pleasant and comfortable shopping experience.

Price: Prices seem to be average based on the number of dispensaries I have visited over the last year or two.

Selection: It appeared to me as though Swell has a very limited selection of edibles and flower.

Quality of Product: I have been completely satisfied with every purchase of edibles and flowers I have made. Be sure to ask the bud tender for suggestions.

Displays: Perhaps it is just the displays but their edible and flower selections seem very limited.

Safety: There is a security guard on site at the door. It is a very safe shopping environment.

PRO TIP: Be sure to go early because they close at 7:00 PM. No fees at the ATM either.

Dispensary of the Week: Arizona Natural Remedies

I have been to Arizona Natural Remedies a few times now and I have to say being a flower person, it is always a treat to go. Here’s why…

Location: It is located in an Industrial area off of the I-17 that is somewhat unlikely location and well hidden from view.

New Patient Specials: You get a free preroll and percentage off your order.

Deals: Their best deals are 20% off edibles on Mondays, 20% off wax and concentrates on Wednesdays, 20% off all ounces on Fridays, and no tax Saturdays. You get 10% off your purchase if you are an early bird 10am to noon daily.

Knowledgeable Staff: By working with the budtenders here to find quality THC strains, I have begun to learn more about how terpenes impact your high. Brandon and Jess have helped me save a lot time and money by pointing me to high quality and pretty flowers such as Dr. Who and Banana Diesel who are supplied by TruMed.

Ambiance: The inside is nothing special however, they have the nicest display of flowers in town. Giant mason jars filled. If you ask nicely, they will pull out some of the finest looking buds.

Price: Overall I believe Arizona Natural Remedies has the best deals in town with ounces of shake for $75 and Ounces of bud $125. On Fridays ounces are 20% off.

Selection: This is a small operation with decent selection of Wax and Vapes. I am a flower girl and this is where this dispensary shines.

Quality of Product: Every recommendation from the  Budtenders Brandon and Jess have been consistently good. I have opted for the higher THC strains, which give me a very pleasant experience such as Oathkeeper and Chronic Thunder.

Displays: Although the cannabis is under glass, this is my favorite display. They have giant plain mason jars filled with consistently trimmed Christmas tree buds. I always ask for nice looking ones because I photograph what I smoke and they never let me down.

Safety: There is no security guard on staff that I can see. However, they have built out a wall and screen the entrance so it does feel like a safe experience.

PRO TIP: Be sure to ask your budtender what strains they recommend here, they know what they are talking about. If you are a new user be sure to ask for test results whenever available.

Dispensary of the Week: Emerald

Emerald 7/28/17

This was the first time I had entered Emerald dispensary which is owned by Infusion and here’s what I thought.

Location: It is located in a strip mall that is somewhat unlikely location and in a less than desirable area on Dunlap avenue.

New Patient Specials: New patient specials included 20% off your first order, a free gram, and edible.

Deals: They have a patient reward system and on certain days may offer double points. Veterans and seniors get 10% off, and industry agents get a %15 discount. 

Knowledgeable Staff: I learned something new. Gummies are digested sublingually meaning the THC is sprayed on in the sugar and you should start feeling it about 15 minutes after intake. I was pleasantly surprised by this since I always considered them the same as a brownie that had to be digested through the liver.

Ambiance: The inside was well laid out with an open floor plan. It was very clean and modern.

Price: Overall the prices seemed reasonable with the discount.

Selection: Since it is an Infusion dispensary, you are limited to their menu items. They cook all their own meds.

Quality of Product: Since they cook all of their own meds, I will say the edibles were consistent.

Displays: The display shelves weren’t overcrowded. Each budtender has their own station which is nice but if you want to see their selection of edibles or drinks, you have to walk through the store. Also the flower is kept in a glass case so you can’t freely view and smell it.

Safety: There was an unassuming security guard on staff.

PRO TIP: There are no forms to fill out.