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The Botanist Dispensary in Akron, OH

The Botanist
4.4
Based on 579 reviews
David
David
1714064343
This is my favorite dispensary to go to within the area. The staff is always really friendly and very knowledgeable about all the cannabis products they carry. I’ve had a few products suggested to me by staff members and every time I have been very satisfied.
Benjamin J. E.
Benjamin J. E.
1711377703
Just to be open about it I have a Marijuana Prescription, and I go to The Botanist because it's relatively closer to where I live than the other Dispensary I know of on North Hill is. However, upon going there I had since discovered that the prices are a little bit gentler on the wallet. It's just a matter of what they have and how much they have to sell of each product to get a decent price sometimes (You know: price goes up when supply goes down and demand is high, but price goes down when supply goes up and demand is low [For those that don't know it I just summed up the gist of college grade level Micro- and Macro-Economics for you]). I have aimed for stuff that's a little bit lower potency than I assume most people do because the high grade 2nd-tier stuff makes me a little nauseated at times. Because of this tendency for people to pass up on the lower grade a lot more, I have actually bought 2 ounces of big fuffy "popcorn buds" for $120 at this Dispensary that were nice, fluffy, and very dense. Also they were not hard on the lungs at all along with a great flavor overall. I've tried their disposable vapor devices as well as some edibles, tinctures, refill syringes containing Marijuana distillates for vaporization, as well as Hybrid, Sativa, and Indica strains of various Medicinal Marijuana Flower as well and I am highly satisfied with the quality and prices that I find here! (*Just to note-I get a special 25% discount because of my status on my registration). See you there!
Andrew N.
Andrew N.
1710715909
Absolutely fantastic medical dispensary! Great deals and loyalty program. There are RARELY lines, but when there are, the wait is next to nothing. The staff is what really keeps me coming back! Gary and his crew on 3/17/24 were so knowledgeable and helpful with any questions I had. Keep rocking it The Botanist-Akron!
Yvonne A.
Yvonne A.
1707856676
I rarely go anywhere else but here. My only setback is, I wish they were open on Sundays. The employees are very knowledgeable, friendly and are truly there to help you. I love this place!
Ryan W.
Ryan W.
1706489619
If i could give them 10 stars i would, good prices, amazing friendly staff & very professional. In my top 3 of favorite dispensaries in the Akron area. Highly recommend.
Mike R
Mike R
1703806503
My favorite dispensary in the area. Great staff who's always knowledgeable on products. The experience is very quick and easy. I typically order online and am in out within a few minutes. I've had my medical card 3 years been to every dispensary in the area. My opinion botanist is the top akron dispensary
Michelle K.
Michelle K.
1702056479
John delivers to my vehicle, I told him I really like the Lux chocolates, he told me he'll put a notice out so when they come in I'll be notified. Tracy called me today and they have my chocolates. Whoop. Fine job Botanist Staff. EXCELLENT! Waiting for my call on the dark chocolate sea salt when they arrive into The Botanist I'm confident I will be notified. Thanks The Botanist
shane W.
shane W.
1700412506
All the workers are good people and are nice. However. I was overcharged on a sale, was told I could come back and get my money back then when I go they try to say I was given the wrong receipt??? With my own name on it? Not to happy with the professionalism here .
David C.
David C.
1699198065
They are ALWAYS OUT OF THE FLOWER THAT IS ADVERTISED, THEY SAY THEY'LL HAVE SOMETHING FOR 2 WEEKS AS A "DEAL" BUT ITS JUST TO GET PEOPLE IN THE DOOR.. WHY START A SALE THAT IS LIMITED ONE PER COSTUMER AND UR OUT OF PRODUCT THE FIRST DAY!! SO THE FOLLOWING 13 DAYS OF THE "DEAL" IS STRAIGHT LIES!! WHY ELSE WOULD YOU HAVE A SALE BUT ONLY HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLY TO LAST THE 1ST DAY ONLY... KEEP IN MIND THEY ARE NOT OUT THEY WILL STILL HAVE THE STRAIN BUT ONLY IN 14 GRAM INCREMENTS AND THE "DEAL" IS FOR THE 2 AN 5 GRAM VERSIONS LIKE WHAT IN THE FLUCK U ARE AS BAD AS SNAKE OIL SALESMAN
Susan J.
Susan J.
1698059686
Love the Botanist. Love the staff. Stay away from Superflux products though. The flower is low to mid range quality at best (if you can open it) and the vapes don’t work.
Michele L.
Michele L.
1694340851
I'm partial to Nick. (Long beautiful Hair) When I was in Treatment. He Always Helped me. Difficult to Believe he does NOT run the store. What a shame. Great Disposition. I always hoped to run into him. ( Akron Location)
James D.
James D.
1691086951
I am currently at the botanist. I must have come at some kind of lunch rush but there are 10 people in the interior lobby waiting and one person working the front at a snail like pace. I have seen 5 different people from the botanist walking, but nobody is getting people in and out of the building. When I was in the exterior of the lobby I heard a long haired girl complaining about her 15 minute break. When the business is slammed you don’t get to have breaks and definitely not complain about it in front of customers. Last time I was here I called for curbside service and the guy at the front said they turned off the phones because nobody showed up for work. What a joke. This is all management
Susan J.
Susan J.
1689605389
The staff is helpful and friendly and the selection rocks. Love The Botanist. Edit to add the Website has been changed and blows big time. Can’t find anything and as a result can’t pre-order to save time. Hope it’s fixed to be able to view product again. The “Shop Medical” page has always been difficult to navigate and they’ve managed to make it worse ☹️
Ronnie Z.
Ronnie Z.
1688945165
This place has never let me down. Nick W. helped me out today and he was super friendly and informative. I come every week to this place alone because the staff beats all the other places.
J 2.
J 2.
1688081707
They have no respect for the patients and waste your time. To have to wait 45 to an hour for one item is ridiculous. Especially when they're not busy. I've never experienced such a bad vibe / environment.
Andy (.
Andy (.
1687535410
Amazing people work in this location. Shout out to Will and others escorting me out on my last order. The staff is always 👌 💯 awesome. '✋️ some' guys work here 😍 too lol. Hopefully, the handyman can get the exit door 🚪 fixed. I only purchase the RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) syringe. They made a permanent price cut on it! They do listen to suggestions, unlike most dispensaries in other regions. The following photo is an RSO .84 Gram of oil. The serving size is a few tick marks. I warm up the syringe under water, and then it's easier to dispense. You can eat it by adding a few tick marks of oil on crackers. Some people will buy gelatin capsules and put a few drops of oil in the capsules. You can then just swallow it like a pill. I've found that having protein with the oil helps absorption. 🙌 Hope this helps!
Jasmeen W.
Jasmeen W.
1687473077
Absolutely the best dispensary hands down! Everyone is very professional and you feel like family. Nick W especially, he is one of the best staff members there. I could go on and on about all the staff. The customer service is always great no matter what bc they truly care about their customers. ❤️
Callie S
Callie S
1687289078
My Ohio MMJ card is nearing its one year birthday, which means almost one year ago, (July 2022) I stepped foot into the Botanist Akron as my first dispensary experience. The employees all greeted me when I arrived, and were eager if not excited to provide me with information as a new patient. The woman who helped me was amazing. She gave me information about terpenes that I never knew, and told me to watch out with PTSD as certain terps can trigger it. She was so kind, empathetic and had great customer service and communication skills. I received the same great service there for a couple months of 2022, which kept me coming back. One day though, I encountered a very rude employee and I didn’t go back for months. It’s amazing how one terrible experience can sour your taste for a long time.I gave them another chance today and I regret it greatly. I ordered online, which you’d think would be quicker, but it actually took far longer and the bud tenders were actually prioritizing the people who had yet to order! Makes no sense to me, they even helped people who came in after me, to which I had to ask the employee if they forgot to check me in, he says no you’re next, then they proceed to call someone who was 2 spots behind me in line. Waited 20 minutes total, never received an apology for my wait, and not to mention the prices here are outrageous for the quality. This place has declined steadily for a while now, once Akron gets more dispensaries I can’t see this location lasting unless they get some better management. I had a terrible experience. I won’t be back.
Morgan M.
Morgan M.
1685054602
My husband visited for his first time (I waited in the lobby) and they were incredibly kind and helpful to both of us. They run a tight operation and don't cut any corners. Definitely the place to go, especially if it's your first visit to a dispensary and you have questions.
Stephanie P.
Stephanie P.
1683483532
nick and Mario have always been so kind and helpful everytime I come in, they're probably the only reason I go in and not curb side 🩷
Shay S.
Shay S.
1681427734
Very understanding Great service. Also the people are so nice!
David D.
David D.
1674498147
I Bought black afghan shake last night it tastes like straight ground up leaves and gives me a instant headache but they wont take it back like other dispensaries do if your not happy with their product I'm on disability I'm not rich like other people I'm on a fixed income just trying to make it. Thats my first time going there and will be the last
Ben B.
Ben B.
1672705131
**INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES READ**Bloom, Amplify, Curaleaf, and a plethora of other dispensaries offer 25% off for industry workers, and some even stack! The botanist… 5 measly %. Their own employees get 30 though. They didn’t even scan in my badge! If you work in the industry, spend your money elsewhere. You won’t get ripped off on “discounts” and flower packaged 7 months ago 🙂
Crystal V.
Crystal V.
1672521257
Good people good prices just a great place all around! Been to many dispensaries and not 1 can compare to The Botanist on Summit!
D H
D H
1672274130
Rude staff and (fake) customer service. I don’t know much about the products they sell and they refused to answer my questions. The staff were chatting and laughing with certain people, but when I asked a legitimate question about product potency, they were super rude. Do not buy from them!!
Unknown A.
Unknown A.
1671732263
Hiring manager (Caucasian) gave me prejudice vibes. I'm a whole father looking to help my family. Turned me down for nothing. I love to help people and thats what my resume consist of. He wasted my time. Hiring managers like him needs to be evaluated
Matt A
Matt A
1666291331
I've been loving this place but the bud tender today was so incredibly rude the entire transaction for literally nothing. There was no problem at all with the order. Everyone else in the store was so nice besides him. Don't let bad employees ruin your store
Christopher S.
Christopher S.
1665785164
I've been a medical patient in four different states now. I've been in dispensaries in every state with legal recreational. The Botanist will always be my favorite dispensary of all time. I've never had a bad experience coming here and on days it was difficult to leave the house due to medical issues, I'd go to the botanist and the staff would always get me to smile, laugh, and overall feel better, even before I got to my medicine.. They might specialize in marijuana, but they specialize in people even more I think. Tiffany, Ally, Dylan, all absolute legends, really everyone is there, too many names to list. I'm relocating and out of every business in Ohio, I'll miss the Akron Botanist the most. Thanks for always being excellent people and going above and beyond for your patients.
Mike C.
Mike C.
1660578499
Placed a curbside order, showed up 10mins late for my "appointment" time, and they refused to serve me unless I came inside or redid my order for another time slot. Convenience made me overlook overpriced subpar products, but not any longer
Terrance P
Terrance P
1660408141
Still impossible to get in and out in under 30 minutes , usually an hour. Imagine boomers waiting for their prescriptions that long? The board of pharmacy continues to FAIL and SCAM the People of Ohio. They don’t respond to emails or letters, and appear to have no governance. It’s a shame we have to live in this era. No chance any of these idiots would be relevant 20 years fromNow when the board is long gone and common sense takes over. 5 stars for the employees who have to deal with insane hurdles
Just N H.
Just N H.
1659444864
They have consistently been extremely efficient at serving patients for the past year. Unlike the two other MMJ dispensaries in crAkron, they are almost always very well staffed and prepared.I am revising a previous 1 star review from the past, they have shown great improvement.Notably, their pricing is more approachable than 2020-21.You should go.
Denise W.
Denise W.
1658262465
With hubby's health issues, they have been a Godsend! Quality products. Great security. Staff, can't say enough about them. ALL are just so helpful!
Schoony (.
Schoony (.
1657834940
Best selection of weed in the area! Extremely helpful staff always nice and polite. Always go to the Botanist!
J 2.
J 2.
1657252417
Honestly disappointed with this place. I placed an online order for the products they advertised for on sale. It doesn't show the discount. Tried to call to make sure they're open because its a long drive but it says to place online order & not taking phone calls. Contacted on social media too with no reply (until 8:30pm).. So I placed the online order. When I arrived security was cool as always. When I got to the back and called up for my order the price was off. The guy said it was "sauce" or "sugar" on sale and I chose "budder". I said I was wanting the "sauce" on sale and the guy was trying to get me to buy the "budder" for more money. I said I didn't want that so he said they'll call me back up... for not wanting an item!? So I had to wait longer for an item to be removed from my order. And never was I offered the product I wanted that they have in stock that I'm looking at on their menu. Honestly don't think I'll be going back there anymore.
I like the botanist stores the one in Canton better than the one in Akron however bloom medicinals seems a lot less complicated to make purchases online or in person
Breanne M.
Breanne M.
1653669142
I absolutely love everyone there. Granted it's the only dispensary I've been to since receiving my medical marijuana card BUT they always have a smile when you walk in and they are so friendly and helpful!
Joshua S.
Joshua S.
1650062407
The reason they got this reading is because their prices tend to be more expensive than the other dispensaries in Akron. The quality of their products is good, and they have a wide selection. The parking is very limited as it is downtown. The staff is friendly and helpful.
Jonathan P.
Jonathan P.
1650047211
Place was super clean and nearly decorated. And like every dispensary I've ever been to, the people are some of the nicest you'll meet. They had a good selection to choose from. Will most likely be my new go-to place now that I live in the area.
Kendall T.
Kendall T.
1649790583
ONE of the best dispensaries around here. Herbology is a JOKE compared to this place. The staff are so nice and considerate, they have helped me immensely. Their recommendations are very helpful and assuring. I will never go anywhere else for my medical marijuana needs. The curbside pickup my favorite, it’s fast and convenient. The security staff are really friendly and nice. Definitely check this place out and give it a try if you go to a different dispensary!
Tina G.
Tina G.
1649350590
They always have what I'm looking for. The people are friendly & like that there's security. To top it off they move people through pretty quickly.
Ren E.
Ren E.
1647986526
Great place! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and even on a busy day, they get you in and out quick. Thank you!
Michelle K.
Michelle K.
1646064806
I absolutely love this place EXCEPT that the employees are still wearing The Chains. It's unbelievable that management is still falling for the wearing of The Mask. It's like no one has ever looked at the numbers or listen to the 100,000's of Drs, Epidemiologist's, Scientists that spoke up early on about the useless mask wearing & continue to speak out about The Mask. Read The Real Anthony Fauci, SEE what The Communist Disease Center (CDC)has done and is attempting to still do to The People. Virus will Virus & Viruses enter into the body MANY different ways and The Mask wearing HAS done much more harm than good. Science has proven for decades that seeing and giving smiles releases endorphins which brings about good health naturally, let the employees that want to wear them, wear them & let the rest breathe fresh air and give smiles to the customers. Looking forward to removing this comment when the employees are free to choose
Michael M.
Michael M.
1645308727
The prices are getting way better!! Ohio itself has a way to go, but these guys are doing their part to help!! Great flower and prices for those that are disabled...
Luke L.
Luke L.
1644758764
I think that it's a nice store and all of the employees are very efficient and good at their job. The customer bags that they give you for your purchase and made out of paper and they are very low quality. They readily rip they don't last; I've had some break on me on my way to my vehicle. As I talk to text this review I'm holding a bag from another store that is higher quality thicker has some sort of wax coating on the paper and has lasted me 10 trips to different places or more. If the Botanist they could do one thing to enhance their customers experience,they would provide their customers with better paper bags that are thicker and that more appropriately used to package expensive purchases.TheBotanist also have signs that say all bags are subject to search, so that makes me nervous to bring anything in to carry out my own purchases. It's unfortunate that they're dispensing very low quality bags for their customer's purchases while they discourage patrons from bringing in outside bags.
doug D.
doug D.
1644372350
Great shop. Must have medical card. Can apply online! Good price shop. But not like what u think. It's not a candy shop. No glass gars with labels and strains u can see smell or try. Pretty much strictly online ordering or help at store placing an online order but will lengthen your visit to around 30 min. Online order average time 15 min for me.
greg s
greg s
1644095377
Decent dispensary. Great staff. Only reason they don't get 5 stars is due to limited selection of bulk flower.
Gerald J.
Gerald J.
1644059951
Sydney was so knowledgeable and so helpful that was my first visit to any dispensary she knows her cannabis first time users or visitors do a dispensary go speak to Sydney
E K
E K
1643747011
Professional, friendly and clean environment. staff members are positive and will take time to help you navigate the selection of products.The Botanist collects donations for school drives and food drives.
Stacey B.
Stacey B.
1641171218
Never a bad visit! Great service! Parking a lil tight at times, but everything else is awesome!✌️
Ally B.
Ally B.
1640306630
Incredible experience. Staff are genuinely friendly and knowledgeable. Easy to get to and adequate parking.
Mikie P.
Mikie P.
1640306611
There are very knowledgeable people here. Sydney helped me with the intense pain I was having. She knows her stuff and I love going to her. I'm always impressed with her knowledge. I'm very happy with this location and don't go anywhere else.
Shaun H.
Shaun H.
1640059752
Usually a busy place with over flow parking and a wait time. This time though we were in and out really quickly which was super nice. Very friendly work staff.
Roxanne W.
Roxanne W.
1639145141
The PATIENT, knowledgable staff is always friendly and willing to answer ANY questions. The large inventory is constantly changing with new amazing strains from the best local cultivators. Safe, close parking.
E R.
E R.
1634431559
Went in For the first time when they were busy and only waited maybe 15 min. Security is top notch as it is in downtown Akron. Staff and security is super friendly, dude was playing A Tribe Called Quest at the front desk so they passed the vibe check. Went to see the bud tenders and the gentleman I worked with made a great recommendation. Overall experience was a delight and I will be back! Thanks!
Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.
1634235329
This is such an awesome dispensary! Recommend to all. A++
Suzanne E.
Suzanne E.
1633197872
Awesome experience. Smooth process. Staff was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly for this first time patient. Great variety of products. Safe and secure.
Rodney T.
Rodney T.
1631635270
Super helpful and super knowledgeable! Excellent customer service! 👍🏾
CJ M.
CJ M.
1631053511
Nothing short of excellent. Every trip is a wonderful experience. They welcome you as if you were an old friend. Simply the best dispensary in the city. Keep going botanist!!!!
J 2.
J 2.
1629225953
Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Usually in and out in less than 20min. Never had to experience long waits. They always have deals too.
Sydney W.
Sydney W.
1629042026
Everyone is so helpful with any questions and very friendly! Always a quick easy trip. Love the option of online ordering before hand so I can be in and out. The only dispensary I use 🙂
Angela S.
Angela S.
1627215626
Very friendly, helpful and informative employees. Wait wasn't very long even though it was my first visit. Went early afternoon on a Saturday, it was reasonably busy but they had everything I was looking for. Prices seemed about average for what I was getting. I will definitely go back.
Aaron P.
Aaron P.
1626578340
Very friendly and helpful staff. A very stress-free and secure process. The quality of their products are very top-tier. If you pay attention to their specials, you can find some fantastic deals.
Jeff G.
Jeff G.
1625864928
So great full I went here there very helpful and understanding they know a thing or two I always thought medical was a joke now that I'm sick and I'm trying it for the first time I am actually amazed there's a whole science behind this just like any other prescription but with out the risk of your soul thank you guys so much for the help
Jacob D.
Jacob D.
1625138182
As someone new to this they took their time and explained it all out to me. They provided me with a menu and asked questions to guide my selection. I was able to make information selections and felt appreciated. I will be back for my next round of medicine.
Eileen H.
Eileen H.
1624216732
FIRST VISIT THUS FAR, BUT JUST INCREDIBLY GROOVY AND HELPFUL STAFF. Clean as a bean 😉, and convenient. I'll be back!!
Jacob D.
Jacob D.
1623612719
As someone new to this they took their time and explained it all out to me. I was able to make information selections and felt appreciated. I will be back for my next round of medicine.
Kristen K.
Kristen K.
1622861133
My first visit to the dispensary and it was a great experience. Mikey was extremely knowledgeable and patient with all of my questions. I will definitely be back!!! Thank you Mikey!!!!!
zach C.
zach C.
1621634236
Great place to go started going out going to herbology and didn't like it came here love the staff they are so welcoming and amazing highly recommend this place!
Tracy H.
Tracy H.
1618449925
I had my first visit. So impressive. Displays are lovely. The representatives are the best part. They are helpful and extremely knowledgeable.
Jennifer D.
Jennifer D.
1615317454
I would rate this place a zero if possible. I bought a defective pod from the Akron location. Called and was given the run around and a lot of missing information. 2 weeks later and I still do not have any issues resolved. I was told there is no corporate number to call by the manager. They seem very shady and I will definitely be reporting them to the Better Business Bureau. They took my money, sold me a defective product and will not refund or replace even after the pod's brand salesman was authorized to issue me a refund. The Botanist refused AFTER telling me to contact the brand myself. They have lost my business. There are 2 other dispensaries within a few miles and I will go to them even if the prices are higher.
Jennifer D.
Jennifer D.
1615306653
I would rate this place a zero if possible. I bought a defective pod from the Akron location. Called and was given the run around and a lot of missing information. 2 weeks later and I still do not have any issues resolved. Was told there is no corporate number to call by the manager. They seem very shady and I will definitely be reporting them to the Better Business Bureau. They took my money, sold me a defective product and will not refund me. This is my medication and is not right. They have lost my business. There are 2 other dispensaries within miles and I will go to them even if the prices are more. Better then the Botanist selling you money for defective products.
Bobbi M.
Bobbi M.
1615250267
Love this place! Best one around that I found. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and very nice and friendly.
Jennifer D.
Jennifer D.
1614618728
I'd give it a zero if possible. Bought a faulty pod. They said it was my battery, although it is currently working with a different pod. They told me to contact the company. I feel a store should stand by the products they sell. They did absolutely nothing to fix the problem, just pawned it off. I wont shop there again.
Todd D.
Todd D.
1613847559
My first time here went well. Some things worth mentioning (for the inexperienced like myself) are: The online menu is updated daily but not if something sells out. So if you drive 40 minutes to get something you saw online it may not be in stock by mid or late afternoon. This happened to me so I suggest calling first to check stock even if the online menu doesn't say "sold out". Second, and somewhat amusing was my knife that hangs on the outside of my small backpack. It's been there for years and honestly I don't give it a second thought. I was politely asked if they could hold onto it until I left and agreed no problem. So if your the kind of guy who clips a pocket knife outside your pants you might want to tuck it away first. Third, the prices on the menu do not include tax like the "other" major local dispensary. I didn't know this so I thought I would be saving a few bucks but after tax the prices were about the same. Selection otherwise was great. Better than the "other" major dispensary. Staff was really polite and friendly. I'll go back.
Kenneth W.
Kenneth W.
1613082702
The Botanist was the first of its kind to land in Akron Ohio. That said theyve gained a reputation that they have kept up thus far. That reputation is that it serves the best quality safest and fair priced medical grade cannabis in the city. The staff defines professionalism and their product speaks for itself. I would recommend The Botanist to any and everyone seeking their product for whatever their medical needs might be.
Sonja S.
Sonja S.
1612488346
They were very patient and educational. I am a drug counselor and wanted to learn more about their products to be able to educate my Patients better.
Michelle S.
Michelle S.
1611443865
I go to this location on occasion. I work in the area but live in Canton. I only go here if I can't make it to Canton location before closing time. I really do hope they extend their hours at some point. Most of the associates here have been nice. The wait time is much longer at this location. It's always been extremely busy at the times I've been here.
Denise W.
Denise W.
1610894149
With hubby's health issues, they have been a Godsend! Quality products. Great security. Staff, can't say enough about them.
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1610494261
"Just go somewhere else! This place is a complete joke these positive reviews must be from employees and employee family and friends. They mark up their prices 100%, are so uneducated and unprofessional. They don’t care about the patients only the money they make. The information given to patients who come in is mostly inaccurate due to their lack of knowledge and training. Don’t waste your time at this dump."
Stephanie L.
Stephanie L.
1610228673
First time here. And I won't be returning. The atmosphere itself was bland and didn't make me feel comfortable, the people behind the counter were kind of snobby. I got that it was extremely busy day but anywhere else I've ever gone they're super nice and they're waiting rooms are just wonderfully comfortable.
Melissa P.
Melissa P.
1609962786
Always clean, very friendly staff and good product availability. I've never had a bad experience.... very professional!
Ashley K.
Ashley K.
1608668448
Staff was very nice and knowledgeable on the products. They all were their masks. Chris took my order and cashed me out. Thanks a lot and I hope to come back soon!
Ida B.
Ida B.
1608096695
Knowledgeable and friendly, dislike exiting from rear of building. Feels way to secluded walking back to vehicle with medication.
Crystal R.
Crystal R.
1607842615
1st time ever at this location. Very clean space, staff was mucho efficient & expeditious. Pleasant experience!
Angela P.
Angela P.
1607692387
The staff is extremely friendly & knowledgeable/helpful. The dispensary itself is nice as well. However, their prices are considerably higher on the same product as other local dispensaries so that deters me from going there almost every time.
hector C.
hector C.
1606337334
I stopped at both The Botanist and Bloom in Akron. The Botanist definitely had lower prices and I loved the more chill atmosphere. Everyone was super helpful and kind. I will definitely be back.
diana R.
diana R.
1605023091
Great selection, but the exit from the building needs work, dumped out the back of the building by the dumpsters, just dosen't feel secure or safe to be leaving the building with such heavily guarded product. Would have rated it much higher if the exit just didn't seem shady.
Hoodius O.
Hoodius O.
1603097198
Amazing state of the art medical shop, with a huge dailey menu for all of your medicinal needs, i highly encourage anyone with a med card to try out the edibles!!
Shane Rhodes J.
Shane Rhodes J.
1602119952
Love love love the botanist!!! Always treat me like they’re excited to see me 10/10
kyle F.
kyle F.
1602094460
Don't buy the pre-charged vapes because if the battery dies "thats the game you play buying the cheap ones" no refund or discounts.
Jacob I.
Jacob I.
1600122780
Great!
Seahorse K.
Seahorse K.
1599938359
Great place.. Friendly staff.
Kim P.
Kim P.
1599838222
Axaviar Burrows was the first person to help me at the Botanist in Akron when my 87 year old father started to need Medical Marijuana for pain. He could tell I was nervous when I came in and told me it would be ok. He spent alot of time explaining the products to me and helping me get the right thing for my father. When I went on line today and noticed that they did not have the same products I had been ordering, I won't lie I kinda panicked! I remembered Axaviar had given me a business card, so I pulled it out and gave him a call. He answered right away but explained he was no longer with the Botanist, but he was so sweet and pulled up their menu of produces and helped me to find something that would be similar. He also took the time to explain about the different products and the levels of THC and CBD and what worked for what. I wish him the best of luck, but it says alot about the Botanist also that they had hired someone like Axaviar.
James D.
James D.
1598906286
Love everything about your store. Only thing to improve is pricing! Thanks for bringing the pressure ⛽⛽⛽
Ian D.
Ian D.
1598372814
Great place. EXCELLENT STAFF!
David G.
David G.
1597461081
Best despensery in ohio ..... That I've been to atleast..... Keep it up
Victoria T
Victoria T
1595725235
Great experience, fast, friendly, helpful staff. Joel was great in helping me get what I needed.
Ricky E.
Ricky E.
1595451577
Terrible service. I am unable to wear a mask because of medical reasons and this place refused to let me in without one. I can't breathe with a mask on and they didn't care. Anyway Bloom medicinals is a much better place. The prices are cheaper too. Tax is included iniin the prices! I spent over $1,000 in this place last month and this is how they treat their customers
Justin S.
Justin S.
1595446488
Best selection of weed in the area! Extremely helpful staff always nice and polite. Always go to the Botanist!
The staff answered all my questions and immediately relieved my stress over being new and nervous. It was fast and easy. Loved the experience .
Lori Hefflin S.
Lori Hefflin S.
1590184367
My staffer is great in assisting me with help in getting what I need. Staff is very polite and informative. Place is perfection...
Steven S.
Steven S.
1588892185
The Botanist Pharmacy is very clean. They have a good selection of products as the quality is exquisite. Always feel safe there, I think it may be more secure than Fort Knox. Veterans are welcome and will receive a 25% discount on everything.
Ran Z.
Ran Z.
1586201563
I’ve never felt more compelled to leave a positive review. The Botanist staff helped me navigate an overwhelming new world.Tracy Dawson helped me initially, as well as Chris Meriweather. Both Tracy and Chris did an exceptional job of listening to my story. Chris helped to guide me in the right direction of what products to try, as well as products to avoid that may trigger/make symptoms worse. I can not thank Chris enough for the time he took to help we wrap my head around everything. Everyone there was friendly, eager to help, providing a relaxed experience. I will definitely be back.
Sharla C.
Sharla C.
1584651814
This dispensary is incredible. I'm an introvert, and hate talking to people. But I've gone there since opening and they feel like friends. I look forward to interacting with them! There have been times I've been a little short and staff have opened their wallets to help. I've paid it forward and I'm sure others are the same. It's just a caring and beautiful atmosphere, the only errand I look forward to doing. Staff are knowledgeable and passionate about helping people.
Elaine M.
Elaine M.
1582933016
Going to the botanist is always a pleasant experience. The staff are friendly and patient. They are helpful in assisting me decide which product to purchase. I especially want to thank Axaviar for sharing his knowledge of the products. He was patient and very helpful. Always with a smile. I could’ve been getting on his nerves and never known. To all the staff, thank you for making me feel comfortable as a customer.
J R.
J R.
1580251231
Friendly knowledgeable staff and a great variety of products to choose from, from several different growers!¡!
J R.
J R.
1580251226
Friendly knowledgeable staff and a great variety of products to choose from, from several different growers!¡!
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46 S Summit St
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    The Botanist is a medical cannabis dispensary store located at 46 S Summit St in Akron, OH 44308. They specialize in providing high-quality medical marijuana products to patients who have received a medical marijuana card from a state certified MMJ doctor.

    The Botanist offers a wide range of dispensary menu products including flower, edibles, tinctures, concentrates, and topicals.

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    The Botanist
    4.4
    Based on 579 reviews
    David
    David
    1714064343
    This is my favorite dispensary to go to within the area. The staff is always really friendly and very knowledgeable about all the cannabis products they carry. I’ve had a few products suggested to me by staff members and every time I have been very satisfied.
    Benjamin J. E.
    Benjamin J. E.
    1711377703
    Just to be open about it I have a Marijuana Prescription, and I go to The Botanist because it's relatively closer to where I live than the other Dispensary I know of on North Hill is. However, upon going there I had since discovered that the prices are a little bit gentler on the wallet. It's just a matter of what they have and how much they have to sell of each product to get a decent price sometimes (You know: price goes up when supply goes down and demand is high, but price goes down when supply goes up and demand is low [For those that don't know it I just summed up the gist of college grade level Micro- and Macro-Economics for you]). I have aimed for stuff that's a little bit lower potency than I assume most people do because the high grade 2nd-tier stuff makes me a little nauseated at times. Because of this tendency for people to pass up on the lower grade a lot more, I have actually bought 2 ounces of big fuffy "popcorn buds" for $120 at this Dispensary that were nice, fluffy, and very dense. Also they were not hard on the lungs at all along with a great flavor overall. I've tried their disposable vapor devices as well as some edibles, tinctures, refill syringes containing Marijuana distillates for vaporization, as well as Hybrid, Sativa, and Indica strains of various Medicinal Marijuana Flower as well and I am highly satisfied with the quality and prices that I find here! (*Just to note-I get a special 25% discount because of my status on my registration). See you there!
    Andrew N.
    Andrew N.
    1710715909
    Absolutely fantastic medical dispensary! Great deals and loyalty program. There are RARELY lines, but when there are, the wait is next to nothing. The staff is what really keeps me coming back! Gary and his crew on 3/17/24 were so knowledgeable and helpful with any questions I had. Keep rocking it The Botanist-Akron!
    Yvonne A.
    Yvonne A.
    1707856676
    I rarely go anywhere else but here. My only setback is, I wish they were open on Sundays. The employees are very knowledgeable, friendly and are truly there to help you. I love this place!
    Ryan W.
    Ryan W.
    1706489619
    If i could give them 10 stars i would, good prices, amazing friendly staff & very professional. In my top 3 of favorite dispensaries in the Akron area. Highly recommend.
    Mike R
    Mike R
    1703806503
    My favorite dispensary in the area. Great staff who's always knowledgeable on products. The experience is very quick and easy. I typically order online and am in out within a few minutes. I've had my medical card 3 years been to every dispensary in the area. My opinion botanist is the top akron dispensary
    Michelle K.
    Michelle K.
    1702056479
    John delivers to my vehicle, I told him I really like the Lux chocolates, he told me he'll put a notice out so when they come in I'll be notified. Tracy called me today and they have my chocolates. Whoop. Fine job Botanist Staff. EXCELLENT! Waiting for my call on the dark chocolate sea salt when they arrive into The Botanist I'm confident I will be notified. Thanks The Botanist
    shane W.
    shane W.
    1700412506
    All the workers are good people and are nice. However. I was overcharged on a sale, was told I could come back and get my money back then when I go they try to say I was given the wrong receipt??? With my own name on it? Not to happy with the professionalism here .
    David C.
    David C.
    1699198065
    They are ALWAYS OUT OF THE FLOWER THAT IS ADVERTISED, THEY SAY THEY'LL HAVE SOMETHING FOR 2 WEEKS AS A "DEAL" BUT ITS JUST TO GET PEOPLE IN THE DOOR.. WHY START A SALE THAT IS LIMITED ONE PER COSTUMER AND UR OUT OF PRODUCT THE FIRST DAY!! SO THE FOLLOWING 13 DAYS OF THE "DEAL" IS STRAIGHT LIES!! WHY ELSE WOULD YOU HAVE A SALE BUT ONLY HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLY TO LAST THE 1ST DAY ONLY... KEEP IN MIND THEY ARE NOT OUT THEY WILL STILL HAVE THE STRAIN BUT ONLY IN 14 GRAM INCREMENTS AND THE "DEAL" IS FOR THE 2 AN 5 GRAM VERSIONS LIKE WHAT IN THE FLUCK U ARE AS BAD AS SNAKE OIL SALESMAN
    Susan J.
    Susan J.
    1698059686
    Love the Botanist. Love the staff. Stay away from Superflux products though. The flower is low to mid range quality at best (if you can open it) and the vapes don’t work.
    Michele L.
    Michele L.
    1694340851
    I'm partial to Nick. (Long beautiful Hair) When I was in Treatment. He Always Helped me. Difficult to Believe he does NOT run the store. What a shame. Great Disposition. I always hoped to run into him. ( Akron Location)
    James D.
    James D.
    1691086951
    I am currently at the botanist. I must have come at some kind of lunch rush but there are 10 people in the interior lobby waiting and one person working the front at a snail like pace. I have seen 5 different people from the botanist walking, but nobody is getting people in and out of the building. When I was in the exterior of the lobby I heard a long haired girl complaining about her 15 minute break. When the business is slammed you don’t get to have breaks and definitely not complain about it in front of customers. Last time I was here I called for curbside service and the guy at the front said they turned off the phones because nobody showed up for work. What a joke. This is all management
    Susan J.
    Susan J.
    1689605389
    The staff is helpful and friendly and the selection rocks. Love The Botanist. Edit to add the Website has been changed and blows big time. Can’t find anything and as a result can’t pre-order to save time. Hope it’s fixed to be able to view product again. The “Shop Medical” page has always been difficult to navigate and they’ve managed to make it worse ☹️
    Ronnie Z.
    Ronnie Z.
    1688945165
    This place has never let me down. Nick W. helped me out today and he was super friendly and informative. I come every week to this place alone because the staff beats all the other places.
    J 2.
    J 2.
    1688081707
    They have no respect for the patients and waste your time. To have to wait 45 to an hour for one item is ridiculous. Especially when they're not busy. I've never experienced such a bad vibe / environment.
    Andy (.
    Andy (.
    1687535410
    Amazing people work in this location. Shout out to Will and others escorting me out on my last order. The staff is always 👌 💯 awesome. '✋️ some' guys work here 😍 too lol. Hopefully, the handyman can get the exit door 🚪 fixed. I only purchase the RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) syringe. They made a permanent price cut on it! They do listen to suggestions, unlike most dispensaries in other regions. The following photo is an RSO .84 Gram of oil. The serving size is a few tick marks. I warm up the syringe under water, and then it's easier to dispense. You can eat it by adding a few tick marks of oil on crackers. Some people will buy gelatin capsules and put a few drops of oil in the capsules. You can then just swallow it like a pill. I've found that having protein with the oil helps absorption. 🙌 Hope this helps!
    Jasmeen W.
    Jasmeen W.
    1687473077
    Absolutely the best dispensary hands down! Everyone is very professional and you feel like family. Nick W especially, he is one of the best staff members there. I could go on and on about all the staff. The customer service is always great no matter what bc they truly care about their customers. ❤️
    Callie S
    Callie S
    1687289078
    My Ohio MMJ card is nearing its one year birthday, which means almost one year ago, (July 2022) I stepped foot into the Botanist Akron as my first dispensary experience. The employees all greeted me when I arrived, and were eager if not excited to provide me with information as a new patient. The woman who helped me was amazing. She gave me information about terpenes that I never knew, and told me to watch out with PTSD as certain terps can trigger it. She was so kind, empathetic and had great customer service and communication skills. I received the same great service there for a couple months of 2022, which kept me coming back. One day though, I encountered a very rude employee and I didn’t go back for months. It’s amazing how one terrible experience can sour your taste for a long time.I gave them another chance today and I regret it greatly. I ordered online, which you’d think would be quicker, but it actually took far longer and the bud tenders were actually prioritizing the people who had yet to order! Makes no sense to me, they even helped people who came in after me, to which I had to ask the employee if they forgot to check me in, he says no you’re next, then they proceed to call someone who was 2 spots behind me in line. Waited 20 minutes total, never received an apology for my wait, and not to mention the prices here are outrageous for the quality. This place has declined steadily for a while now, once Akron gets more dispensaries I can’t see this location lasting unless they get some better management. I had a terrible experience. I won’t be back.
    Morgan M.
    Morgan M.
    1685054602
    My husband visited for his first time (I waited in the lobby) and they were incredibly kind and helpful to both of us. They run a tight operation and don't cut any corners. Definitely the place to go, especially if it's your first visit to a dispensary and you have questions.
    Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.
    1683483532
    nick and Mario have always been so kind and helpful everytime I come in, they're probably the only reason I go in and not curb side 🩷
    Shay S.
    Shay S.
    1681427734
    Very understanding Great service. Also the people are so nice!
    David D.
    David D.
    1674498147
    I Bought black afghan shake last night it tastes like straight ground up leaves and gives me a instant headache but they wont take it back like other dispensaries do if your not happy with their product I'm on disability I'm not rich like other people I'm on a fixed income just trying to make it. Thats my first time going there and will be the last
    Ben B.
    Ben B.
    1672705131
    **INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES READ**Bloom, Amplify, Curaleaf, and a plethora of other dispensaries offer 25% off for industry workers, and some even stack! The botanist… 5 measly %. Their own employees get 30 though. They didn’t even scan in my badge! If you work in the industry, spend your money elsewhere. You won’t get ripped off on “discounts” and flower packaged 7 months ago 🙂
    Crystal V.
    Crystal V.
    1672521257
    Good people good prices just a great place all around! Been to many dispensaries and not 1 can compare to The Botanist on Summit!
    D H
    D H
    1672274130
    Rude staff and (fake) customer service. I don’t know much about the products they sell and they refused to answer my questions. The staff were chatting and laughing with certain people, but when I asked a legitimate question about product potency, they were super rude. Do not buy from them!!
    Unknown A.
    Unknown A.
    1671732263
    Hiring manager (Caucasian) gave me prejudice vibes. I'm a whole father looking to help my family. Turned me down for nothing. I love to help people and thats what my resume consist of. He wasted my time. Hiring managers like him needs to be evaluated
    Matt A
    Matt A
    1666291331
    I've been loving this place but the bud tender today was so incredibly rude the entire transaction for literally nothing. There was no problem at all with the order. Everyone else in the store was so nice besides him. Don't let bad employees ruin your store
    Christopher S.
    Christopher S.
    1665785164
    I've been a medical patient in four different states now. I've been in dispensaries in every state with legal recreational. The Botanist will always be my favorite dispensary of all time. I've never had a bad experience coming here and on days it was difficult to leave the house due to medical issues, I'd go to the botanist and the staff would always get me to smile, laugh, and overall feel better, even before I got to my medicine.. They might specialize in marijuana, but they specialize in people even more I think. Tiffany, Ally, Dylan, all absolute legends, really everyone is there, too many names to list. I'm relocating and out of every business in Ohio, I'll miss the Akron Botanist the most. Thanks for always being excellent people and going above and beyond for your patients.
    Mike C.
    Mike C.
    1660578499
    Placed a curbside order, showed up 10mins late for my "appointment" time, and they refused to serve me unless I came inside or redid my order for another time slot. Convenience made me overlook overpriced subpar products, but not any longer
    Terrance P
    Terrance P
    1660408141
    Still impossible to get in and out in under 30 minutes , usually an hour. Imagine boomers waiting for their prescriptions that long? The board of pharmacy continues to FAIL and SCAM the People of Ohio. They don’t respond to emails or letters, and appear to have no governance. It’s a shame we have to live in this era. No chance any of these idiots would be relevant 20 years fromNow when the board is long gone and common sense takes over. 5 stars for the employees who have to deal with insane hurdles
    Just N H.
    Just N H.
    1659444864
    They have consistently been extremely efficient at serving patients for the past year. Unlike the two other MMJ dispensaries in crAkron, they are almost always very well staffed and prepared.I am revising a previous 1 star review from the past, they have shown great improvement.Notably, their pricing is more approachable than 2020-21.You should go.
    Denise W.
    Denise W.
    1658262465
    With hubby's health issues, they have been a Godsend! Quality products. Great security. Staff, can't say enough about them. ALL are just so helpful!
    Schoony (.
    Schoony (.
    1657834940
    Best selection of weed in the area! Extremely helpful staff always nice and polite. Always go to the Botanist!
    J 2.
    J 2.
    1657252417
    Honestly disappointed with this place. I placed an online order for the products they advertised for on sale. It doesn't show the discount. Tried to call to make sure they're open because its a long drive but it says to place online order & not taking phone calls. Contacted on social media too with no reply (until 8:30pm).. So I placed the online order. When I arrived security was cool as always. When I got to the back and called up for my order the price was off. The guy said it was "sauce" or "sugar" on sale and I chose "budder". I said I was wanting the "sauce" on sale and the guy was trying to get me to buy the "budder" for more money. I said I didn't want that so he said they'll call me back up... for not wanting an item!? So I had to wait longer for an item to be removed from my order. And never was I offered the product I wanted that they have in stock that I'm looking at on their menu. Honestly don't think I'll be going back there anymore.
    I like the botanist stores the one in Canton better than the one in Akron however bloom medicinals seems a lot less complicated to make purchases online or in person
    Breanne M.
    Breanne M.
    1653669142
    I absolutely love everyone there. Granted it's the only dispensary I've been to since receiving my medical marijuana card BUT they always have a smile when you walk in and they are so friendly and helpful!
    Joshua S.
    Joshua S.
    1650062407
    The reason they got this reading is because their prices tend to be more expensive than the other dispensaries in Akron. The quality of their products is good, and they have a wide selection. The parking is very limited as it is downtown. The staff is friendly and helpful.
    Jonathan P.
    Jonathan P.
    1650047211
    Place was super clean and nearly decorated. And like every dispensary I've ever been to, the people are some of the nicest you'll meet. They had a good selection to choose from. Will most likely be my new go-to place now that I live in the area.
    Kendall T.
    Kendall T.
    1649790583
    ONE of the best dispensaries around here. Herbology is a JOKE compared to this place. The staff are so nice and considerate, they have helped me immensely. Their recommendations are very helpful and assuring. I will never go anywhere else for my medical marijuana needs. The curbside pickup my favorite, it’s fast and convenient. The security staff are really friendly and nice. Definitely check this place out and give it a try if you go to a different dispensary!
    Tina G.
    Tina G.
    1649350590
    They always have what I'm looking for. The people are friendly & like that there's security. To top it off they move people through pretty quickly.
    Ren E.
    Ren E.
    1647986526
    Great place! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and even on a busy day, they get you in and out quick. Thank you!
    Michelle K.
    Michelle K.
    1646064806
    I absolutely love this place EXCEPT that the employees are still wearing The Chains. It's unbelievable that management is still falling for the wearing of The Mask. It's like no one has ever looked at the numbers or listen to the 100,000's of Drs, Epidemiologist's, Scientists that spoke up early on about the useless mask wearing & continue to speak out about The Mask. Read The Real Anthony Fauci, SEE what The Communist Disease Center (CDC)has done and is attempting to still do to The People. Virus will Virus & Viruses enter into the body MANY different ways and The Mask wearing HAS done much more harm than good. Science has proven for decades that seeing and giving smiles releases endorphins which brings about good health naturally, let the employees that want to wear them, wear them & let the rest breathe fresh air and give smiles to the customers. Looking forward to removing this comment when the employees are free to choose
    Michael M.
    Michael M.
    1645308727
    The prices are getting way better!! Ohio itself has a way to go, but these guys are doing their part to help!! Great flower and prices for those that are disabled...
    Luke L.
    Luke L.
    1644758764
    I think that it's a nice store and all of the employees are very efficient and good at their job. The customer bags that they give you for your purchase and made out of paper and they are very low quality. They readily rip they don't last; I've had some break on me on my way to my vehicle. As I talk to text this review I'm holding a bag from another store that is higher quality thicker has some sort of wax coating on the paper and has lasted me 10 trips to different places or more. If the Botanist they could do one thing to enhance their customers experience,they would provide their customers with better paper bags that are thicker and that more appropriately used to package expensive purchases.TheBotanist also have signs that say all bags are subject to search, so that makes me nervous to bring anything in to carry out my own purchases. It's unfortunate that they're dispensing very low quality bags for their customer's purchases while they discourage patrons from bringing in outside bags.
    doug D.
    doug D.
    1644372350
    Great shop. Must have medical card. Can apply online! Good price shop. But not like what u think. It's not a candy shop. No glass gars with labels and strains u can see smell or try. Pretty much strictly online ordering or help at store placing an online order but will lengthen your visit to around 30 min. Online order average time 15 min for me.
    greg s
    greg s
    1644095377
    Decent dispensary. Great staff. Only reason they don't get 5 stars is due to limited selection of bulk flower.
    Gerald J.
    Gerald J.
    1644059951
    Sydney was so knowledgeable and so helpful that was my first visit to any dispensary she knows her cannabis first time users or visitors do a dispensary go speak to Sydney
    E K
    E K
    1643747011
    Professional, friendly and clean environment. staff members are positive and will take time to help you navigate the selection of products.The Botanist collects donations for school drives and food drives.
    Stacey B.
    Stacey B.
    1641171218
    Never a bad visit! Great service! Parking a lil tight at times, but everything else is awesome!✌️
    Ally B.
    Ally B.
    1640306630
    Incredible experience. Staff are genuinely friendly and knowledgeable. Easy to get to and adequate parking.
    Mikie P.
    Mikie P.
    1640306611
    There are very knowledgeable people here. Sydney helped me with the intense pain I was having. She knows her stuff and I love going to her. I'm always impressed with her knowledge. I'm very happy with this location and don't go anywhere else.
    Shaun H.
    Shaun H.
    1640059752
    Usually a busy place with over flow parking and a wait time. This time though we were in and out really quickly which was super nice. Very friendly work staff.
    Roxanne W.
    Roxanne W.
    1639145141
    The PATIENT, knowledgable staff is always friendly and willing to answer ANY questions. The large inventory is constantly changing with new amazing strains from the best local cultivators. Safe, close parking.
    E R.
    E R.
    1634431559
    Went in For the first time when they were busy and only waited maybe 15 min. Security is top notch as it is in downtown Akron. Staff and security is super friendly, dude was playing A Tribe Called Quest at the front desk so they passed the vibe check. Went to see the bud tenders and the gentleman I worked with made a great recommendation. Overall experience was a delight and I will be back! Thanks!
    Cheryl R.
    Cheryl R.
    1634235329
    This is such an awesome dispensary! Recommend to all. A++
    Suzanne E.
    Suzanne E.
    1633197872
    Awesome experience. Smooth process. Staff was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly for this first time patient. Great variety of products. Safe and secure.
    Rodney T.
    Rodney T.
    1631635270
    Super helpful and super knowledgeable! Excellent customer service! 👍🏾
    CJ M.
    CJ M.
    1631053511
    Nothing short of excellent. Every trip is a wonderful experience. They welcome you as if you were an old friend. Simply the best dispensary in the city. Keep going botanist!!!!
    J 2.
    J 2.
    1629225953
    Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Usually in and out in less than 20min. Never had to experience long waits. They always have deals too.
    Sydney W.
    Sydney W.
    1629042026
    Everyone is so helpful with any questions and very friendly! Always a quick easy trip. Love the option of online ordering before hand so I can be in and out. The only dispensary I use 🙂
    Angela S.
    Angela S.
    1627215626
    Very friendly, helpful and informative employees. Wait wasn't very long even though it was my first visit. Went early afternoon on a Saturday, it was reasonably busy but they had everything I was looking for. Prices seemed about average for what I was getting. I will definitely go back.
    Aaron P.
    Aaron P.
    1626578340
    Very friendly and helpful staff. A very stress-free and secure process. The quality of their products are very top-tier. If you pay attention to their specials, you can find some fantastic deals.
    Jeff G.
    Jeff G.
    1625864928
    So great full I went here there very helpful and understanding they know a thing or two I always thought medical was a joke now that I'm sick and I'm trying it for the first time I am actually amazed there's a whole science behind this just like any other prescription but with out the risk of your soul thank you guys so much for the help
    Jacob D.
    Jacob D.
    1625138182
    As someone new to this they took their time and explained it all out to me. They provided me with a menu and asked questions to guide my selection. I was able to make information selections and felt appreciated. I will be back for my next round of medicine.
    Eileen H.
    Eileen H.
    1624216732
    FIRST VISIT THUS FAR, BUT JUST INCREDIBLY GROOVY AND HELPFUL STAFF. Clean as a bean 😉, and convenient. I'll be back!!
    Jacob D.
    Jacob D.
    1623612719
    As someone new to this they took their time and explained it all out to me. I was able to make information selections and felt appreciated. I will be back for my next round of medicine.
    Kristen K.
    Kristen K.
    1622861133
    My first visit to the dispensary and it was a great experience. Mikey was extremely knowledgeable and patient with all of my questions. I will definitely be back!!! Thank you Mikey!!!!!
    zach C.
    zach C.
    1621634236
    Great place to go started going out going to herbology and didn't like it came here love the staff they are so welcoming and amazing highly recommend this place!
    Tracy H.
    Tracy H.
    1618449925
    I had my first visit. So impressive. Displays are lovely. The representatives are the best part. They are helpful and extremely knowledgeable.
    Jennifer D.
    Jennifer D.
    1615317454
    I would rate this place a zero if possible. I bought a defective pod from the Akron location. Called and was given the run around and a lot of missing information. 2 weeks later and I still do not have any issues resolved. I was told there is no corporate number to call by the manager. They seem very shady and I will definitely be reporting them to the Better Business Bureau. They took my money, sold me a defective product and will not refund or replace even after the pod's brand salesman was authorized to issue me a refund. The Botanist refused AFTER telling me to contact the brand myself. They have lost my business. There are 2 other dispensaries within a few miles and I will go to them even if the prices are higher.
    Jennifer D.
    Jennifer D.
    1615306653
    I would rate this place a zero if possible. I bought a defective pod from the Akron location. Called and was given the run around and a lot of missing information. 2 weeks later and I still do not have any issues resolved. Was told there is no corporate number to call by the manager. They seem very shady and I will definitely be reporting them to the Better Business Bureau. They took my money, sold me a defective product and will not refund me. This is my medication and is not right. They have lost my business. There are 2 other dispensaries within miles and I will go to them even if the prices are more. Better then the Botanist selling you money for defective products.
    Bobbi M.
    Bobbi M.
    1615250267
    Love this place! Best one around that I found. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and very nice and friendly.
    Jennifer D.
    Jennifer D.
    1614618728
    I'd give it a zero if possible. Bought a faulty pod. They said it was my battery, although it is currently working with a different pod. They told me to contact the company. I feel a store should stand by the products they sell. They did absolutely nothing to fix the problem, just pawned it off. I wont shop there again.
    Todd D.
    Todd D.
    1613847559
    My first time here went well. Some things worth mentioning (for the inexperienced like myself) are: The online menu is updated daily but not if something sells out. So if you drive 40 minutes to get something you saw online it may not be in stock by mid or late afternoon. This happened to me so I suggest calling first to check stock even if the online menu doesn't say "sold out". Second, and somewhat amusing was my knife that hangs on the outside of my small backpack. It's been there for years and honestly I don't give it a second thought. I was politely asked if they could hold onto it until I left and agreed no problem. So if your the kind of guy who clips a pocket knife outside your pants you might want to tuck it away first. Third, the prices on the menu do not include tax like the "other" major local dispensary. I didn't know this so I thought I would be saving a few bucks but after tax the prices were about the same. Selection otherwise was great. Better than the "other" major dispensary. Staff was really polite and friendly. I'll go back.
    Kenneth W.
    Kenneth W.
    1613082702
    The Botanist was the first of its kind to land in Akron Ohio. That said theyve gained a reputation that they have kept up thus far. That reputation is that it serves the best quality safest and fair priced medical grade cannabis in the city. The staff defines professionalism and their product speaks for itself. I would recommend The Botanist to any and everyone seeking their product for whatever their medical needs might be.
    Sonja S.
    Sonja S.
    1612488346
    They were very patient and educational. I am a drug counselor and wanted to learn more about their products to be able to educate my Patients better.
    Michelle S.
    Michelle S.
    1611443865
    I go to this location on occasion. I work in the area but live in Canton. I only go here if I can't make it to Canton location before closing time. I really do hope they extend their hours at some point. Most of the associates here have been nice. The wait time is much longer at this location. It's always been extremely busy at the times I've been here.
    Denise W.
    Denise W.
    1610894149
    With hubby's health issues, they have been a Godsend! Quality products. Great security. Staff, can't say enough about them.
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    1610494261
    "Just go somewhere else! This place is a complete joke these positive reviews must be from employees and employee family and friends. They mark up their prices 100%, are so uneducated and unprofessional. They don’t care about the patients only the money they make. The information given to patients who come in is mostly inaccurate due to their lack of knowledge and training. Don’t waste your time at this dump."
    Stephanie L.
    Stephanie L.
    1610228673
    First time here. And I won't be returning. The atmosphere itself was bland and didn't make me feel comfortable, the people behind the counter were kind of snobby. I got that it was extremely busy day but anywhere else I've ever gone they're super nice and they're waiting rooms are just wonderfully comfortable.
    Melissa P.
    Melissa P.
    1609962786
    Always clean, very friendly staff and good product availability. I've never had a bad experience.... very professional!
    Ashley K.
    Ashley K.
    1608668448
    Staff was very nice and knowledgeable on the products. They all were their masks. Chris took my order and cashed me out. Thanks a lot and I hope to come back soon!
    Ida B.
    Ida B.
    1608096695
    Knowledgeable and friendly, dislike exiting from rear of building. Feels way to secluded walking back to vehicle with medication.
    Crystal R.
    Crystal R.
    1607842615
    1st time ever at this location. Very clean space, staff was mucho efficient & expeditious. Pleasant experience!
    Angela P.
    Angela P.
    1607692387
    The staff is extremely friendly & knowledgeable/helpful. The dispensary itself is nice as well. However, their prices are considerably higher on the same product as other local dispensaries so that deters me from going there almost every time.
    hector C.
    hector C.
    1606337334
    I stopped at both The Botanist and Bloom in Akron. The Botanist definitely had lower prices and I loved the more chill atmosphere. Everyone was super helpful and kind. I will definitely be back.
    diana R.
    diana R.
    1605023091
    Great selection, but the exit from the building needs work, dumped out the back of the building by the dumpsters, just dosen't feel secure or safe to be leaving the building with such heavily guarded product. Would have rated it much higher if the exit just didn't seem shady.
    Hoodius O.
    Hoodius O.
    1603097198
    Amazing state of the art medical shop, with a huge dailey menu for all of your medicinal needs, i highly encourage anyone with a med card to try out the edibles!!
    Shane Rhodes J.
    Shane Rhodes J.
    1602119952
    Love love love the botanist!!! Always treat me like they’re excited to see me 10/10
    kyle F.
    kyle F.
    1602094460
    Don't buy the pre-charged vapes because if the battery dies "thats the game you play buying the cheap ones" no refund or discounts.
    Jacob I.
    Jacob I.
    1600122780
    Great!
    Seahorse K.
    Seahorse K.
    1599938359
    Great place.. Friendly staff.
    Kim P.
    Kim P.
    1599838222
    Axaviar Burrows was the first person to help me at the Botanist in Akron when my 87 year old father started to need Medical Marijuana for pain. He could tell I was nervous when I came in and told me it would be ok. He spent alot of time explaining the products to me and helping me get the right thing for my father. When I went on line today and noticed that they did not have the same products I had been ordering, I won't lie I kinda panicked! I remembered Axaviar had given me a business card, so I pulled it out and gave him a call. He answered right away but explained he was no longer with the Botanist, but he was so sweet and pulled up their menu of produces and helped me to find something that would be similar. He also took the time to explain about the different products and the levels of THC and CBD and what worked for what. I wish him the best of luck, but it says alot about the Botanist also that they had hired someone like Axaviar.
    James D.
    James D.
    1598906286
    Love everything about your store. Only thing to improve is pricing! Thanks for bringing the pressure ⛽⛽⛽
    Ian D.
    Ian D.
    1598372814
    Great place. EXCELLENT STAFF!
    David G.
    David G.
    1597461081
    Best despensery in ohio ..... That I've been to atleast..... Keep it up
    Victoria T
    Victoria T
    1595725235
    Great experience, fast, friendly, helpful staff. Joel was great in helping me get what I needed.
    Ricky E.
    Ricky E.
    1595451577
    Terrible service. I am unable to wear a mask because of medical reasons and this place refused to let me in without one. I can't breathe with a mask on and they didn't care. Anyway Bloom medicinals is a much better place. The prices are cheaper too. Tax is included iniin the prices! I spent over $1,000 in this place last month and this is how they treat their customers
    Justin S.
    Justin S.
    1595446488
    Best selection of weed in the area! Extremely helpful staff always nice and polite. Always go to the Botanist!
    The staff answered all my questions and immediately relieved my stress over being new and nervous. It was fast and easy. Loved the experience .
    Lori Hefflin S.
    Lori Hefflin S.
    1590184367
    My staffer is great in assisting me with help in getting what I need. Staff is very polite and informative. Place is perfection...
    Steven S.
    Steven S.
    1588892185
    The Botanist Pharmacy is very clean. They have a good selection of products as the quality is exquisite. Always feel safe there, I think it may be more secure than Fort Knox. Veterans are welcome and will receive a 25% discount on everything.
    Ran Z.
    Ran Z.
    1586201563
    I’ve never felt more compelled to leave a positive review. The Botanist staff helped me navigate an overwhelming new world.Tracy Dawson helped me initially, as well as Chris Meriweather. Both Tracy and Chris did an exceptional job of listening to my story. Chris helped to guide me in the right direction of what products to try, as well as products to avoid that may trigger/make symptoms worse. I can not thank Chris enough for the time he took to help we wrap my head around everything. Everyone there was friendly, eager to help, providing a relaxed experience. I will definitely be back.
    Sharla C.
    Sharla C.
    1584651814
    This dispensary is incredible. I'm an introvert, and hate talking to people. But I've gone there since opening and they feel like friends. I look forward to interacting with them! There have been times I've been a little short and staff have opened their wallets to help. I've paid it forward and I'm sure others are the same. It's just a caring and beautiful atmosphere, the only errand I look forward to doing. Staff are knowledgeable and passionate about helping people.
    Elaine M.
    Elaine M.
    1582933016
    Going to the botanist is always a pleasant experience. The staff are friendly and patient. They are helpful in assisting me decide which product to purchase. I especially want to thank Axaviar for sharing his knowledge of the products. He was patient and very helpful. Always with a smile. I could’ve been getting on his nerves and never known. To all the staff, thank you for making me feel comfortable as a customer.
    J R.
    J R.
    1580251231
    Friendly knowledgeable staff and a great variety of products to choose from, from several different growers!¡!
    J R.
    J R.
    1580251226
    Friendly knowledgeable staff and a great variety of products to choose from, from several different growers!¡!
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