Toronto Health Centre Overview:
Toronto Health Centre dispensary (T.H.C.) provides a friendly, secure location to purchase your medical marijuana, where you can ask lots of questions and not be rushed. If you know the type (indica/hybrid/sativa) of cannabis you are looking for and can visually detect high quality cannabis you should be happy with your selection. With all things, you get what you pay for. This Toronto dispensary has $6/gram strains that aren’t very impressive, but I was pleasantly surprised by their $9 and $10/gram strains.
Toronto Health Centre Location:
293 Augusta Ave.
Toronto Health Centre is located in the North end of Kensington Market, the heart of weed dispensaries in Toronto. This locations suits them well, being close to many other cannabis friendly businesses and dispensaries. Products are priced to be competitive with the other dispensaries in the area. T.H.C. is easy to access via TTC and by car, with parking available close by.
Toronto Health Centre Membership Access:
Membership with the Toronto Health Centre dispensary is restricted to government approved medical marijuana patients. To register, there is a short form to be filled out. Once the form has been completed, your information will be entered into their online database. There are no cards to prove membership for you, but on your next visit just bring your ID and they will pull you up on their computer and assist you in making a purchase.
Toronto Health Centre Pricing & Selection:
T.H.C. carries a good variety of cannabis products including buds, extracts, vape pens/cartridges, infused tea, and a tolerance-reducing product. T.H.C. screens all of their products before they are offered to patients to ensure their safety and high quality. They sometimes go the extra mile and have products lab tested to get exact percent’s of the different cannabinoids. Medical cannabis buds range in price from $6 – $12/gram tax included, with 15 strains to chose from, with price breaks at 3.5, 7, 14 and 28 grams. These prices are below the Toronto average, with their most expensive buds being priced equally or below other dispensaries in the area. Toronto Health Centre also carries Glacial Gold shatter for $55/gram tax included.
At T.H.C. you get what you pay for, but a good eye can really help out. When I visited, I wasn’t very impressed by the little bit of their $6/gram strains that they had left. After talking to the budtender for a while, he recommended the Snow Lotus, a $9/gram strain that had some serious resin coverage. This strain looked really nice so I got a gram and continued looking. I noticed large nugs of their Dragon’s Breath and got a closer look. These nugs were incredibly frosty, so I treated myself for the holidays and got 3.5 grams.
Toronto Health Centre’s Dragon’s Breath:
I was really impressed by their Dragon’s Breath, I received an extremely large (~3 gram) nug that had excessive trichomes protruding from it. This is one of the prettiest buds that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. Along with the visual appeal, this strain was very fragrant and requires a glass jar to conceal the smell. The strain smells of lemon and citrus, with earthy, musky notes at the end. The strain burnt cleanly and left a white ash. I really enjoyed this strain as it provided uplifting and relaxing effects. I found it useful when dealing with stress, leaving you in a positive headspace. I also noticed Dragon’s Breath was not over powering and didn’t bring out any anxiety feelings. I also really enjoyed the Snow Lotus I got from Toronto Health Centre, and would recommend both strains as daytime medication for stress or anxiety.
Unique to Toronto Health Centre:
Toronto Health Centre is a very friendly dispensary that aims at providing the best experience possible to it’s patients. When entering the dispensary you will need to be buzzed in to enter. This helps ensure the safety of their employees and their customers when visiting the store. When browsing their selection of cannabis you will be presented with a multi-page menu, very similar to a restaurant menu. This menu includes their various products, whether they are indica, hybrid, or sativa as well as the price. This menu is extremely useful with the products spread out over two display cases on multiple shelves; this is really helpful to find what you are looking for. There is also a whiteboard behind the counter that features a few of their products.
When going through their products, I was notified that some of their products are lab tested, but surprisingly most of their customers don’t request the lab results. If you have a serious health concern, I recommend asking about their lab-tested products to ensure that you won’t have any issues. T.H.C. is one of a few dispensaries in Toronto that lab test their products; if this is something you are looking for, check out T.H.C. Toronto Health Centre had another unique product that I have actually never seen before that claimed to reduce your cannabis tolerance, and therefore getting more out of your medicine. The product was called Cannada Enhanced Effect; the budtender had tried it and said it worked really well. If you find your consuming too much cannabis, this product may be able to help reduce your intake. This sounds like a really interesting product that I may try in the future.
Toronto Health Centre Staff:
The staff at Toronto Health Centre were very friendly and talkative when I visited. The staff that I interacted with had a Russian/Ukrainian accent that I had no issue understanding, but some others may have an issue. The staff were polite and took their time answering my questions about their diverse products. I didn’t feel rushed as I explored their products and got the answers I was looking for. The staff were knowledge about their products, recommending strains that I hadn’t looked at, but were sativa and higher in THC, just what I was looking for. We also briefly talked about different methods of consumption to get the maximum medical effect and suggested the tolerance-reducing product mentioned above.