Innovative Wellness Bio Dispensary
Flower to the People
Well, that is certainly an appropriate name for a dispensary, if I’ve ever seen one. Perhaps, a little too “on the nose,” actually. I mean, at the end of the day, many people consider the implementation of cannabis as a medicine as sort of an “innovative” approach to personal “wellness.” So, this is akin to naming your tire store, “Car Circles” or “Rubber Things.”
I’m not hating on their namesake, I’m just saying it’s not the most “innovative” one I’ve ever heard, that’s all.
That said, I must say that I do thoroughly enjoy their peaceful logo. Far too often, you’ll see establishments trying to stand out amongst the sea of similarly-named dispensaries, with some sort of vibrantly obnoxious weed leaf insignia of some kind. Now, while I understand that sort of approach from a business standpoint, it really does nothing to make them memorable, or desirable.
But Innovative Wellness’ logo is able to lure in the eye of the curious cannabis consumer, through a calm, hunter green depiction of a typical medicinal cross, resting comfortably above a slightly open leaf and/or seedling. It’s a bit hard to discern exactly what it is that’s being artistically portrayed in this iconography, but regardless of its true identity, the fact remains that this logo is serene in every sense of the word. Which, not for nothing, sets a nice tone for the shopping experience that’s soon to follow.
Speaking a bit more on their stance on cannabis as a medicine, they were quoted as saying, “Cannabis is medicine, so shouldn’t your doctor be willing to advise you and monitor your progress? We think so. Our team of medical providers understand cannabis, and support patients who choose to incorporate cannabis alongside traditional medical treatments.”
Adding, “Many of our patients initially come to us for their medical cannabis card and end up finding a new medical home for all of their primary care needs. We do annual exams, sick visits, and everything in between. Meet our team of providers and experience the Innovative Wellness difference.”
Well, don’t mind if I do!
Flower To The People Dispensary
The vibe of this place is super spiritual and serene, that’s for sure. Truly, everything about this place puts the customer at immediate ease. There’s definitely a lot of peace in the atmosphere over at Innovative Wellness – no doubt about it
After a bit of online research, I was able to unearth a few self-written blurbs about their business model, and overall approach towards cannabis, in general.
To be specific, they wrote, “At Innovative Wellness, we believe cannabis is medicine. Our practice offers cannabis strain consulting, medical cannabis certification, and a full line of CBD products. Dr. Rahul Khare and our team of providers are here to help patients incorporate cannabis alongside traditional therapies for improved health and wellness.”
Nice to hear.
You can’t help but respect an establishment that has such a deeply-rooted passion for the plant. They obviously know just how beneficial marijuana can be, and they are more than happy to share their potent products with anyone lucky enough to live within the area.
Limited. Exclusive. Select…
Those are words one could use, if they wanted to be polite, about this establishment’s menu, but personally, I think the most apt assessment for this place is: pitiful.
I’m sorry. I know that sounds harsh, but that’s just the way I feel about this supremely lackluster selection of goods that Innovative Wellness has to offer. Or, in this case, didn’t offer.
Just so all of you, fellow enthusiasts, know, this is obviously a specific brand storefront. There isn’t a variety of options to choose from at this place. Quite the opposite, actually. They only sell their items at this location and, let’s just say, they don’t really have a lot to choose from.
Under 10 things total, to be exact.
Now, I don’t know about you, but that is a massive disappointment. To say this meek menu was a bummer, would be a tremendous understatement. It was a complete mood-killer, which is something I definitely didn’t expect to happen at such a peaceful-sounding establishment.
These price tags have to be a joke, right? I mean…right?!
They can’t expect me to pay damn near $80 for a bottle of tincture, do they?
Well, apparently, they do.
And that’s just one of the many atrocities plaguing this place’s menu. They are also asking for $50 for their balms, same goes for their one vape cartridge, as well. Needless to say, I was hoping they would redeem themselves with some more affordable price points, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at this place.
Pretty outrageous, if you ask me.
Hmm, yeah, this a big “NO” for me, party people.
Innovative Wellness may have a mediocre name, and intriguing logo, but that is basically where the fun stops. Now, listen, I fully understand that this is likely a side-interest for these medical professionals, which is fine, but if you are looking for a solid dispensary-like experience, I just don’t think you’re going to find it here.
However, that said, I do respect their admiration for cannabis as a medicine. That’s something you don’t usually see at a typical cannabis club. For the most part, owners of pot shops, especially ones focused on the recreational crowd, will always try to propagate themselves as a “party” type of location, but at the end of the day, this marvelous plant is capable of so much more than a quality smoke session at an upcoming function.
In fact, after said party, if you wake up hungover, guess which organic medicine is going to be there to calm your nausea, and relieve your stress? Cannabis, that’s who. But that probably already goes without saying.
So, taking all of that into consideration, I’d say that if you find yourself in the area, and want to see what this place is all about, by all means, go for it. But, don’t expect to see walls full of different items from various brands.
This place is humble and respectful, but lacking in every other regard, as I’m concerned.
1552 West Fullerton Ave, Suite 100, Chicago, IL, 60614
8 am – 8 pm (Mon-Fri), 9 am – 5 pm (Sat-Sun)
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