The Strainbank had a humble beginning as a medical marijuana delivery service in San Diego through most of 2008.
At this time, there were dispensaries everywhere and patients could secure cannabis quite easily. The availability of clones for sale in a retail setting was practically nonexistent. Cultivators guarded genetics very closely, rarely distributing marijuana strains to anyone. The market to offer marijuana plants online was wide open; however, there was a risk to release coveted phenotypes of popular strains and jeopardize the exclusivity of harvested flowers. The Strainbank decided in 2009 to offer a small variety of genetics secured from various popular international seedbanks. Every layer of our business was founded on integrity and value.
Our top growers spent years flower verifying feminized seeds purchased from many of the top seedbanks to ensure the authenticity of a core menu of strains. Several years had passed when other clone nurseries started to pop up, but by then The Strainbank already had locations all across California. One important component of our business model was not to use any portion of donations toward paid advertising. The cannabis industry, like many others, is heavily dependent on advertising to reach customers.
Our goal was to set out and focus on one patient at a time, trying very hard to offer the best clones for sale in California. Slowly but surely, patients returned each grow cycle after successful harvests usually telling friends and family where they got their marijuana plants online. By 2012, we had served 1000s of patients without a single penny used toward advertising. We organically grew our business from San Diego all the way to the East Coast in just a handful of years forming a reputation for having the highest quality genetics and exemplary customer service.
Moving toward 2017, there has been rapid growth in the cannabis industry and what was once a small niche service, offering clones for sale has become a large market.
Eventually nurseries expanded marketing methods by developing websites making any claims necessary to create a facade of trust. The Strainbank has innovated an entire branch of the marijuana industry and we have created the standard model for providing genetics to medical marijuana patients. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.
It has become harder for patients to differentiate what clone nursery has the best clones for sale. Many websites copy our photos and content and create generic names to optimize their positioning on cannabis business directories. Currently the best way to avoid misleading information is to do better research online. Online reviews are one way consumers give feedback about their experience with businesses.
Websites like Yelp or Weedmaps provide paid advertising services for businesses of all kinds; marijuana companies are no exception. The reviews on these websites are skewed toward promoting larger spending budgets; however, we do not use patient donations toward paid advertising - one of our founding principles of integrity.
We pride ourselves on the compassion we have for patients with financial limitations. Many of our competitors have very high minimum orders ranging from $150 to $200 with delivery fees attached. If you want to grow the healthiest clones possible, having your order sitting in a vehicle unnecessarily during a day of delivery visits will not sit well with most people. Our minimum order is only $100 and we allow patients to pick-up plants just outside any of our many nursery locations ensuring the best care for plants until your appointment.
Nothing is more important to patients than a marijuana clones nursery having accountability for marijuana plants and cannabis seeds sold to them.
We commonly receive calls from customers who are ripped off buying clones on websites like Craigslist. Anyone can post an ad online selling marijuana plants with zero accountability. People can easily have terrible results buying cheap clones for sale online. A good fraction of online visitors are skeptical to buy marijuana products online due to bad experiences making purchases from websites that appear legitimate.
One approach patients can take to avoid being scammed is look for companies that use their real names and have real phone lines. If a genetics provider is using an alias or phone application to speak with you, chances are you've contacted someone looking to avoid responsibility for transactions that go poorly.
The most common way patients are ripped off purchasing clones is to receive marijuana plants with pests or disease, which can easily infect an entire grow room depending on the specific problem. The most common way patients can be ripped off purchasing cannabis seeds is simply never to receive them after making an online payment. Due to the federal statutes on marijuana, customers lack consumer protection against either instance. The Strainbank has a very fair Exchange Policy for customers to seek help even after an order has been approved.
Patients new to cultivation can avoid most problems by resisting the urge to buy cheap marijuana clones for sale.
Consider the cost of nutrients, electricity, water and the time to cultivate and there's never an instance saving a few dollars on genetics is worth any added liability. From the feedback we receive, it only takes one bad experience to learn this valuable lesson. A successful harvest starts with securing premium marijuana clones and cannabis seeds from a reputable nursery.
Another important aspect of the decision process is to trust your first impression of sales staff. Do the representatives on the phone appear to care about your unique situation or do you feel rushed to place an order without having your questions answered first? Sometimes the excitement to get started allows new growers to ignore the concerns they have about their genetics provider. Good faith in strangers to provide the correct strains and healthy plants carries quite the risk.
What sets The Strainbank apart from other marijuana clones nurseries is the specialization of our staff in sales, cultivation and operations.
It can be frustrating calling a nursery for assistance and reaching a different sales person each time. Sometimes growers answer the phone and more often than not, come off rude or impatient to answer questions. In general, depending on who answers the phone dictates your whole experience. Even if there is a chance to receive healthy, verified clones for sale, delays and mistakes made with your order may not only be agitating, but expensive if you're on a tight growing schedule.
If you're growing a small garden of cannabis plants, the shortest harvest time for indoor grows is 3 to 4 months. In an outdoor setting, grow cycles can exceed 6 months. Although cultivating marijuana clones and cannabis seeds is fun, nobody wants to waste their time or have poor results.
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