The 7 Stars philosophy is simple - Provide great medicine and great service in a friendly, informed and secure environment. We work hard to develop a patient service model that is well-respected and focused on the needs of members. Our dedication to medical cannabis and patients that benefit from its use is present in every aspect of our history, operations, and core values.
7 Stars was founded to serve a community of patients who lacked both nearby access to their medicine and the quality, service and convenience of a well-run dispensing collective. Our centralized location at the Pacific East Mall provided access to underserved patient populations in the surrounding communities of Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, as well as in the Contra Costa, Solano, Marin and Alameda counties. Our ability to focus on patient care, great medicine, and community organizing has resulted in patient loyalty. We continue to be humbled by the response to our programs and services. .
We are proud of our history of advocacy and action defending the rights of patients and providers who depend on cannabis as a medicine. We are also proud of the financial and service contributions we make to the community at large. Our transparent and quality assurance model was instrumental in educating local officials, law enforcement, and concerned citizens during the establishment of a local regulatory ordinance. We allowed the City to see firsthand what a well-run and professional dispensing collective was, and welcomed them to tour our facility throughout the process. Many public officials and law enforcement officers appreciated the experience, and in turn, were more welcoming in allowing dispensing collectives to exist.
Our staff and patient members’ hours of activism and work paid off, and access to safe and natural medical cannabis is now available in the area under a regulated system of legal dispensaries. We are proud to serve our patients in a close partnership with city officials, law enforcement, and with the blessing of the local community.
As founders of 7 Stars, we envisioned a community of patients and providers that benefit from the collective experience. We have led the industry in developing quality and inventory control standards to assure transactions occur in a closed-loop and compliant manner. We facilitate positive transactions amongst our members and provide a safe and caring place for patients from all walks of life to come together and find relief through medical cannabis, alternative therapies, social interaction and support. Staff members undergo extensive training and are focused on addressing the patient’s personal wellness needs.
The evolution of 7 Stars continues to lead the charge for greater transparency, workable solutions to regulation, and patient-centered care. We are committed to continuing as a premiere provider of cannabis wellness services. Our Services, Education, And Events facility will add a new dimension to our program over the coming months. Stay tuned, as 7 Stars history continues to unfold.
Our award-winning medicines and service continue to provide patients access to a single-source program for their cannabis and wellness needs. We continue to expand our outreach, and our impact, through the development of patient services and community partnerships.
To ensure patients receive safe and uncontaminated medicine, we are rigorous in our inspection, handling, and dispensing operations. To provide the highest quality product, all medicine is thoroughly inspected, including by magnification and sensory exam, before being accepted into the collective. It is then sent to cannabis analysis laboratories for potency and contamination testing. If the medicine meets our standards, it is made available for dispensing. We handle, package, and dispense medicine in clean and protected environments to avoid possible contamination in the continuum. Our staff is meticulous in their approach to safe medicine, and we take every precaution to ensure our patients receive nothing but clean and effective medicine.
It is also our responsibility to ensure that every member is a legally qualified patient and compliant with all state and local laws. We appreciate our members’ commitment to this process.
Patients benefit from an array of wellness services and educational experiences made possible by the contributions of our loyal patient base. Many of the patients we serve are low-income, disabled, or limited in mobility. Alternative wellness services, classes, and a supportive, caring environment are essential to their health. We continually review operations for areas that can be improved.
OUR MISSION AND CORE VALUES
MISSION: To be the ultimate patient experience, providing members with quality medicine and great service in a safe and friendly environment.
CORE VAUES: Our core values guide every aspect of interaction with patients, providers, staff, and the community. These core values are service, responsibility, quality, commitment, and compassion.
SERVICE: We exist to serve patients. Providing great service is a significant part of staff training. We strive to ensure patients leave our facility happier and healthier than upon arrival.
RESPONSIBILITY: We are responsible members of the community. We have an extensive security program to protect patients and the surrounding community. Our attention to detail in procuring, handling and dispensing medicine assures safe medicines are always available to our patents.
QUALITY: We understand patients have choices about where to get their medicine. We demand high quality and effective medicines, and ensure providing members are rewarded for producing top grade cannabis for our patients. We educate all member vendors on the expected quality and cleanliness of medicines we accept.
COMMITMENT:We are committed to providing effective medicines to qualified patients in a safe and caring environment, along with an unmatched level of service, for years to come.
COMPASSION: Cannabis provides healing unavailable elsewhere. We advocate for those who benefit from cannabis as a medicine and will continue to work diligently for those in need. We do our best to lift the less fortunate in our community and be an example of how compassion for others makes a positive difference in people’s lives and in our society.