Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Patient Alternative Relief Center in Phoenix
Courtesy of Leafly PARC's dispensary counter.
Patient Alternative Resource Center (PARC) is positioned at 42nd Street, near Sky Harbor International a rough patch of University Drive. The pristine grass outside is artificial, but its modern look and fresh interior made PARC feel safe and relaxing.
Patient Alternative Resource Center
4201 E. University Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday
Medication price range: $18 per gram, $45 per eighth, $360 per ounce
Other types of medicine: Pre-rolls, 180mg brownie bites, fudge, candy bars, gummy bears.
Online menu? Yes.
Handicap accessible? Yes.
Offers delivery? No.
The staff is friendly, very talkative, and gave an exhaustive tour through the selection of 22 strains. Because it was my first time as a patient, I was presented with a free pre-rolled joint, plus the sale that day meant every eighth I purchased earned me a free gram. What a deal! I left with approximately nine grams for under $100. One of the nicest things about this place is that all of the cannabis costs the same amount, regardless of quality, potency, or genetics. Every gram is $18, every eighth is $45, and every ounce is $360.
This makes PARC one of the most reasonably priced state-licensed dispensaries in town.
Remember how much I appreciated that Encanto Green Cross weighed out their buds in front of you? Pre-weighed marijuana is still lazy and lacks something in my opinion, but while PARC's pot is already sealed inside plastic envelopes, they do lay out a few different baggies and let you pick which you want. A little different, but at least thoughtful.