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I placed a weedmaps order and total was $19.90, when i got there they wanted $25. WTH?! I kept asking why?! Kep showing my WEEDMAPS RECEIPT but they just kept saying well idk idk but this is our total, we charge BAG FEE of $5?! Are you serious?! They charge an extra 10-15% on top of weedmap price and tax! That’s not cool, if you are scamming people $5 for bag then PUT IT IN THE WEEDMAPS SO PEOPLE KNOW WHAT A POS you are. OLD HIPPY dude is pos for not honoring the weedmaps price that i showed on my receipt.
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I like I have been there twice already
I placed my first order and got a delivery in 20 minutes. fast.
Where’s Weed is definitely high on my list. Literally one of the best and fast delivery service I’ve experienced!! The staff are efficient and friendly,
They showing love! Great knowledge and great service !
They know what they doing exactly 100%
Wonderful new addition to the East Bay!
Excellent! The staff is very knowledgeable about the products and are very nice and respectful. The place is clean and the products are wonderful and the prices are perfect.
Best customer experience EVER! These guys are on point and the owner is very responsive to any issues. I had a problem with my cartridge, but it turned out to be my battery. The owner gave me some great education, and even though I was ready to buy the right battery from them, they gave it to me for free! I’m a happy customer and will be back for sure.
Worst customer experience I have ever had at a shop. The manager is super rude and has no clue what he’s doing. I went to check them out for the first time today as I like to support local businesses. This Asian guy with glasses helped me. I was there for edibles and cartridges. He asked what battery pen I had and pointed out all the cartridges that would work with it. I bought a few edibles and two 1gm cartridges- I spent over $220 and left super happy. I got to my car and realized one of the cartridges didn’t work with my battery pen, so went straight back to let him know. The manager threw a fit and said, “I’m not responsible for the kind of pen you have. You can buy a new pen that works with this cartridge”. This is the answer I got despite the bud tender hand-picking cartridges that “would work” with my pen. I was speechless and extremely disappointed. They lack the basic knowledge and experience. Save your money and stay away.
My first time here and had an amazing experience . Sandy was was very helpful and made this fun. Coming back every week for sure
I have been a medical patient of this dispensary for years, and I’ll never go back. Since adult use has become legal, the service has been severely lacking. All customers are separated by medical or adult use, and once inside you are split into different lines. I have been told that if the recreational line moves faster, they will call medical patients up to that line to help keep it moving. They do not do this, in fact, if the recreational line is shorter and moving faster on the inside, they will only allow recreational patients in from the outside, and they will absolutely not allow a medical patient to get in the fast moving adult use line. You have to wait on average about 20-30 minutes in the medical line while the adult use line is half that time. If you are a medical patient, I strongly suggest finding a new dispensary.
Excellent dispensary! Knowledgeable staff!! Great selection of everything. Great sales too. Clean and very well managed. I don’t go anywhere else.
Really high quality stuff a little pricey but i love their service. Never an issue with these guys.
I love this place. The people there know their product. I got 9 Pound Hammer kief and smoked it for a week. I cannot believe the high, it lasts for hours. I felt energetic and obviously high.
I enjoy going here. Great staff and product. Good prices too.
I liked the atmosphere inside. Everyone is so nice and make you feel like your family.
Small place but nice and helpful person. Clean with good prices.
Small place, but nice person and she describes all the products very well. Good prices too.
I went to the one in Vallejo. I was in and out of the office. The staff is very nice. I recommend this Dr to those who might need it.View The Hemp Center’s marijuana menu, daily specials, reviews photos and more!
A View From The Brink . the beach is backwards
SF Pot clubs shuffle sites; new permit sought
Formerly The Hemp Center, and before that an auto parts store, at 4811 Geary Blvd.
Photo and story by Thomas K. Pendergast
(Originally published in the July, 2015 issue of the Richmond Review newspaper, a community news organization serving the Richmond District of San Francisco)
Big money appears to be moving into the business of medical cannabis dispensaries (MCD) in the Richmond District of San Francisco, leading to accusations of a hostile takeover and a new dispensary opening up without the required permits or business license.
In May, the SFWeekly reported that The Hemp Center, an MCD at 4811 Geary Boulevard, was closed and a former co-owner, Kathleen Cappetti, was evicted by the new property owners. In the article Cappetti is quoted as saying her exit was thanks to what she described as a “hostile takeover.”
The permit to sell medical marijuana is tied to the address of the dispensary, not the business operator. Although the operator has to spend months or even years getting a permit to legally sell or distribute medical marijuana, the operator cannot take the permit to a new location.
Cappetti said the new owners plan to use a name with the same acronym (THC).
“They’re just stealing my business,” she told the SF Weekly.
Several messages left for Cappetti seeking comment or response were not returned as of presstime.
City and California records show a new limited liability company called 4811 Geary Blvd LLC now owns the property and appears to be getting it ready to re-open.
Sales records for the building on Geary Blvd., which used to be an auto parts store, indicate just how lucrative the MCD business has become. At 2,495 square feet, it sold for $775,000 in July of 2003; was sold again for $900,000 in May of 2014 and then sold a third time a year later for a whopping $3.4 million on June 3, 2015.
Records from the California Secretary of State’s website show 4811 Geary Blvd LLC filed its registration as a business on Feb. 23, 2015. Its business address is listed at 1565 Madison St., Suite B, in Oakland, and San Francisco records say the principal owner is Marty Higgins, with Chris Muffoletto as manager.
Meanwhile Cappetti has moved her medical marijuana operation, also called The Hemp Center, down the street to 5628 Geary Blvd., a former First Republic Bank site. It is already open for business and a man at that location confirmed that Cappetti is the business owner. A business card provided at the site says it is now “delivery only,” although one can sample products at the location before placing an order.
A check of city tax records notes the previous business, First Republic Bank, is still registered at that location. As of presstime, there is no record that an MCD permit has been granted for that property.
According to Candace SooHoo of the SF Planning Department, a complaint of Planning Code violations against the dispensary was filed on June 8. She said the department sent a notice of complaint to the property owner, listed on the complaint as Schwarz Family Partnership III, located in San Rafael.
“The property owner responded to the notice of complaint via phone and has been communicating with the planner over the phone,” SooHoo said. “The owner is fully cooperating with our investigation process.”
Ryan Clausnitzer, a senior environmental health inspector with the city’s Department of Public Health, says The Hemp Center is taking advantage of a loophole in the vast gray area of California marijuana laws. If someone has a permit in one town or county, like in this instance supposedly Sonoma, they can deliver in any other town within the state lines that allows dispensaries to operate.
Although the new shop is on Geary Blvd, it is claimed that her business is permitted from a location up at the north end of the bay.
“When I call them they say: ‘Oh we’re not a San Francisco dispensary. We are based out of Sonoma and we drive down to do our deliveries,” Clausnitzer said. “My main focus is the actual dispensary . that they’re not dispensing until they have a permit to do so.”
It is difficult to confirm that any given dispensary is in fact registered in Sonoma or anywhere else if they only provide a contact phone number or e-mail not attached to a physical address, he said. And this is hardly the only one which does business this way in San Francisco.
“There are about as many illegal delivery services in San Francisco as there are legal dispensaries,” Clausnitzer said. “From a regulatory standpoint it is difficult. What my main deterrent, or enforcement tool is, is that we will have the final say on when legalization happens or any permits are issued in the future; We will have the “yeah” or “nay” vote on them and I’ve documented all the locations that are currently grayly or illegally delivering in San Francisco. So, when that time comes, when they apply for a permit . we’ll just say ‘no.’ They had the opportunity to do so, and they didn’t; so now they are just out in the cold.”
He notes that the law does not give someone in his position the power of a drug czar.
“It’s tricky. What I can do is what’s in the law. And also I try to tell them ‘don’t be a nuisance. Don’t bring the neighborhood down; It’s going to make it very difficult for you to get a permit if you’re causing headaches already.”Formerly The Hemp Center, and before that an auto parts store, at 4811 Geary Blvd. Photo and story by Thomas K. Pendergast (Originally published in the July, 2015 issue of the Richmond Review newspaper, a community news organization serving the… ]]>