DoLA’s Guide To LA’s Best Dispensaries
It’s easier than ever to shop for cannabis in person or via curated delivery service in the greater Los Angeles area in 2019. So, we did a deep dive to find the best dispensaries our city has to offer right now. From spots with daily deals to spaces with an experiential mentality, these are the cannabis shops we’re big fans of right now.
728 E Commercial St
Brand new to Los Angeles is STIIIZY DTLA, a brand-new dispensary that looks like it belongs on Rodeo Drive.
Med Men (All locations)
Med Men is the Apple store of dispensaries. With locations popping up all over LA, they’ve made the cannabis shopping experience easier and smarter than ever.
The Higher Path
14080 Ventura Blvd
This Sherman Oaks spot is known for their super-friendly staff of “budtenders” who will help you curate the best possible cannabis products at each visit. They carry an assortment of high-quality flower, concentrates, vape cartridges, edibles, topicals, tinctures and more. Take advantage of their pick-up and delivery services available to the SF Valley and parts of West LA. Check back on their website for daily deals, first-time patients deals and monthly deals!
5470 Valley Blvd.
LA Kush offers six premium flower strains at their HQ in East LA, and at various dispensaries around the city. Their high-grade cannabis is also available in premium distilled oil and concentrate.
979 N La Brea Ave.
Easily recognizable by its neon exterior, Herbarium on La Brea is easily accessible and provides yet another one-of-a-kind cannabis shopping experience. With staff on hand to answer all of your questions, Herbarium aims to be more than just your local cannabis shop. They have a huge selection of topicals, tinctures, oils, edibles, CBD products, and flower from up-and-coming brands.
5158 Venice Blvd
Need to stock up on your favorite cannabis products? Hollyweed is where it’s at. They have an excellent selection of edibles too, from brands like Kushy Punch, Kiva, and Cheeba Chews, and they even price match on brand name products from legal shops.
3650 E Olympic Blvd
Looking for an OG dispensary stocking respected growers and extract artists? Head to TLC for an extensive menu of high-quality cannabis products.
150 Venice Blvd
Located in the heart of DTLA, LA Wonderland lives up to its name. The dispensary has an extensive variety of flowers, edibles, and concentrates in their shop.
7051 B Santa Monica Blvd
If you’re looking for a dispensary with excellent weekly deals, make the effort to stop by Hollywood Highgrade. With special offers on everything on joints to wax, this WeHo dispensary has what you need.
4001 W Sunset Blvd
Located in the former Circus of Books store at Sunset Junction, MOTA (Medicine of the Angels) originally started out in the valley, and has found their new home in Silver Lake. Their mission is to supply the community with first-class genetics at an affordable price.
11221 Venice Blvd
True to its name, Save Greens in Venice always has an awesome offer for its customers. With daily happy hours and deals, this shop is the perfect place to stock up.
1755 Ximeno Ave
Another dispensary mixing experiential retail and cannabis is The Circle in Long Beach. With an 8000 sq ft showroom, The Circle caters to your every need, carrying your favorite brands and hosting rad events to introduce you to the latest in cannabis.
3411 E. Anaheim St
Voted the LBC’s best dispensary in 2018, ShowGrow’s staff is where they really shine. They’re ready to answer any and every cannabis-related question you have during your visit. ShowGrow offers a tech-forward experience, similar to MedMen, if you’ve visited their LA locations.
Stone Age Farmacy
3428 Long Beach Blvd.
Another excellent Long Beach dispensary is Stone Age Farmacy, which we dig for their daily deals via text and rewards for reviews programs. If you’re looking to save on your next cannabis purchase, make sure to subscribe.
420 W Central Ave
420 Central in Santa Ana delivers to all of Orange County, and offers 20% off for first-time customers that order pickup or delivery online. Aside from their convenient delivery service, 420 Central has one of the largest selections of Indicas, Sativas, and Hybrids, so you can find what you’re really looking for.
Bud & Bloom
1327 E St. Gertrude Pl
The OC’s Bud & Bloom is a welcoming, open-space dispensary that will make you want to return not only for the products, but for the good vibe, too. Bud & Bloom also holds regular events, where you can come and try new products, connect with your community, and more.
From The Earth
3023 S. Orange Ave
With over 1000 products available at their shop, and a shopping experience specifically tailored to customers, From the Earth offers something a little different than most dispensaries. Plus, on the 20th of every month, the shop holds a “Patient Appreciation Day,” offering 15% off your purchase.
Wings of Wellness
Want delivery on demand in the IE? Wings of Wellness is a fan-favorite. With top-quality products and service, you really can’t go wrong with this delivery-dispensary.
Real Kind Meds
Real Kind Meds is the Inland Empire delivery service known for their special 4 gram ⅛. RKM also accepts donations to put toward their business, all in the name of serving their customers with the highest quality cannabis at all times.
100 W Hospitality Ln
Captain Jacks is the place to go if you’re looking for more of an experience while purchasing your cannabis, rather than getting it delivered. Similar to The Center in Long Beach and Bud & Bloom in Orange County, Captain Jacks provides customers with a space to explore cannabis, ask questions, and discover the latest in the industry.
It's easier than ever to shop for cannabis in person or via curated delivery service in the greater Los Angeles area in 2019. So, we did a deep dive to find the best dispensaries our city has to offer right now. From spots with daily deals to spaces with a
The 10 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, picking up an eighth of weed at a dispensary these days is as easy as buying beer from the corner store. While it may have taken California a while to get the ball rolling on recreational cannabis sales after voters passed Prop 64 in 2016, as of January 2018 any adult 21 and over with a driver’s license or valid ID can legally buy pot.
Gone are the days of charade doctor appointments where you’d feign sweaty palms, body aches, or nightmares of that creepy rabbit guy from Donnie Darko to gain a weed card as dispensary doors are open to both medical patients and recreational users alike. The process is now as simple as: Choose a dispensary licensed for “adult use”—the California verbiage for “recreational”—and not just medical sales. Make sure you’ve brought cash as many don’t take cards, and nobody likes on-site ATM fees. Then shop around for your selection of buds, edibles, extracts or other cannabinoid products, and leave with them in a handy pinch-and-seal, child-proof bag.
With hundreds of medical marijuana shops in town, where are the reliable (and legally operating) spots to pick up your 420 supplies? We’ve scoured Los Angeles to pick out our 10 favorite dispensaries for recreational cannabis shopping.
Courtesy of MedMen
The high-tech “Apple store of cannabis”
MedMen is a far cry from the dingy, furtive shops of yore. Their well-lit, slickly designed stores are newcomer-friendly and will easily quell any initial weed shopping apprehension. The franchise coins themselves as the “Apple store” of cannabis, a vibe that’s readily apparent in the roving, red-shirted sales associates, and display islands spaced throughout the shops. The accessible tablet-equipped counters display various strains coded by color, complete with a touchscreen that allows you to learn all about your potential purchases from Lord Jones THC gumdrops to Lowell Smokes’ organic cannabis pre-rolls. MedMen also offers a variety of edibles, vapes, luxurious and infused bath products, and pet products.
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City Compassionate Caregivers
A massive downtown dispensary that sells their own bud
You can’t miss City Compassionate Caregivers as it’s located in the Arts District on the ground floor of a huge building with their logo adorning the side like a bullseye. The sizable dispensary is clean, minimalist and neatly organized, with a wide selection of products, including edibles, concentrates, CBD-only products, and more. The stock of flower is presented in color-coded jars by indica and sativa strains. Of note here is The Cure Company flower, which is the bud being cultivated right upstairs. Purchase seeds if you’d like to grow your own—adults in the state can grow up to six plants per household. CCC will take care of state taxes for you on your first visit and, unlike many commercial spaces in LA, there’s parking.
Green Goddess Collective
Green Goddess Collective
A pleasant boutique store just a short walk from the beach
Follow the earthy goddess mural from Venice artist Hans Walor into the Green Goddess Collective, a warm and welcoming dispensary with natural wood floors, ambient light, and classic rock on the stereo. Enter down a long hallway where a receptionist will check you in, then advise you to head upstairs. The shop is small, so you might have to wait a few minutes, but staff is happy to help once you reach the front of the line and introduce to their lineup of oil, kief, hash, vapes, wax, balms, and tinctures. Be sure to come for “Goddess Hour” from 1-2 p.m. daily, for 15% off select eighths, then walk across the street to the beach and have yourself an afternoon.
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Exhale Med Center
A comfortable shop with super friendly budtenders
Navigate to Exhale Med Center through a small outdoor plaza to the friendly lobby decked out with fish tanks, then inside where you’ll meet some of the nicest dispensary staff members in LA headed up by budtender Chris Joynt. Exhale carries a wide selection, serving as the city’s flagship store for Bloom products and stocking other popular brands like Foria and Kiva. You’ll find a fair amount of CBD products and plenty of clones should you want to grow your own Banana Kush or Girl Scout Cookies. Customers are welcome to make use of the in-store rosin press to squeeze hash oil out of their newly purchased flower. The shop’s decor is simple and crisp and the laid-back vibes help to make buying cannabis seem as natural as stopping by the market for a bottle of red.
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Buds & Roses
Quality product stocked in a pretty shop in the Valley
Buds & Roses is one winsome shop with a lobby that’s soft and gray and a shop portion that has brushed wood floors and tidy displays. The check-in process is easy, and first-time visitors will receive a card that scores them 15% off their total. The selection here is very good with a wide selection of Terp Preservation Society resin along with plenty of concentrates and flower (the aromatic indica-dominant Chocolate Hashberry is a great find), plus clone starter plants for the aspiring cultivator and even some apparel. Though street parking can often be relatively easy in this area, they do offer complimentary valet parking.
A friendly dispensary in the heart of Hollywood
Located on a busy stretch of Cahuenga, MMD stands out with its leafy green exterior. After a brief check-in process in an upstairs lobby, guests will head a flight of stairs into the neat, wood-paneled shop. Reggae music plays and budtenders are quick to help. Flower from brands like Canndescent and Cream of the Crop is presented in clear, easy-to-read dishes with all the pertinent information, including prices, clearly displayed. Other cases show off glassware, edibles, concentrates, and, as a bonus, if you live or work in the area, you’ll score a 10% discount.
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Western Caregivers Alliance
A pleasant, efficient shop in a part of town with few dispensaries
Unlike dispensary-saturated West Hollywood, Central LA doesn’t have quite as many shops within close proximity. So, what Western Caregivers Alliance lacks in neighbors, it makes up for with free parking and an amicable, helpful staff. Peruse the Cannabis Periodic Table of Elements and jam out to some lively music in the lobby. Then see about their solid selection of over 40 strains and other cannabis products. If you’re a first-timer, you’ll get 4 grams in an eighth, as opposed to the usual 3.5 grams.
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The Kind Center
Knowledgeable staff with a premium selection of flower and concentrates
Right off the 101 in Hollywood, The Kind Center has a wealth of ways you can choose your weed adventure, including glassware and plenty of cartridges. The shop also stays well-organized with a well-informed staff that’s happy to help. After checking in with the affable security guard in the lobby—which contains a Ms. PacMan game as well as helpful signs explaining California state taxes—you’ll head into the dispensary. First-timers are given a card that lets the budtender know to show them around the store to peruse popular products like their Cali Kush Farms bud and California Dab Company vape pens.
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Alternative Herbal Health Services
A weed celeb owned shop in WeHo
Alternative Herbal Health Services’ co-owner “Dr. Dina” Browner isn’t exactly a doctor, but she did get her nickname from Snoop Dogg for her extensive cannabis knowledge—so, that’s pretty much a medical degree right? AHHSWEHO has been serving medical patients since 2004, the shop is small and pleasant, with street-facing windows for natural light and an easy check-in process. Though the selection is not as vast as other nearby WeHo outposts, they do carry a curated selection of fun products like Dosist vape pens and Netflix’s cannabis line. The TV-inspired strains served as a promotion for comedy series Disjointed, on which Browner was a consultant.
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New Amsterdam Naturals
A weed oasis that’s a mandatory stop in Culver Junction
The sense of relief from walking through the doors of New Amsterdam Naturals is the feeling of wisely getting the hell out of traffic on the 10 and, instead, entering a well-stocked oasis in the middle of that chaos. This shop is helmed by a friendly, knowledgeable staff welcoming to both recreation seekers and patients, whether you’re an expert or newcomers. Their product lineup includes medicinal oils, creams, and sprays that are just a few feet from creative edibles, inventive flower strains like Apple Fritter and Wedding Cake, out-of-market rarities from Washington’s Exotic Genetix, and loads of high-quality extracts and solvents. New Amsterdam Natural’s crown jewel is easily their huge collection of waxes with 340 on offer—by far the most on the Westside.
Thanks to Prop 64, Californians have a ton of options for cannabis shopping. Here are the best marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles.