Finding the right legal dispensary in Southern California can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Here are some of the top dispensaries that are great to visit with your skeptical folks, your stubborn aunt with back pain, friends from out of town, or just for some good holiday cheer.
Coast to Coast Collective
Opened in June of 2014, Coast to Coast Collective has five years of experience in the evolving cannabis industry, which makes their staff knowledgeable and helpful. The clean, modern aesthetic feels like you’re walking into a top-notch electronic store with well-lit display cases featuring just about every product you can think of. Coast to Coast offers up to 30 strains cultivated and cured from in-house master growers and cultivators under the name 3C Farms. Located in Canoga Park, in the San Fernando Valley, Coast to Coast is easy to get to and has ample amounts of parking in back. There’s a 15 percent discount for first-time shoppers, and daily deals are posted on the website.
In these days of mass retail cannabis, it’s refreshing to find a patient-focused collective. Cornerstone Collective has been providing patients with cannabis products and education since 2007. The staff pride themselves on being research and evidence-based when it comes to curating products, which means they’re very educated and more than willing to have a one-on-one discussion about your needs and how best to meet them. If you’re looking for an informative visit, and a variety of products focused on healing and wellness, this is a good stop. Cornerstone’s smaller size means you’ll get personal attention from the budtender, so you’ll be sure to get the goodies you’re looking for. Cornerstone Collective is in the Glendale/Eagle Rock area. First-time shoppers receive 15 percent off their total purchase.
The Higher Path Collective
Walking into The Higher Path feels like you’ve stepped into a spa in the woods. Operating and evolving with the industry in Sherman Oaks on Ventura Boulevard for 6 years, The Higher Path was one of the first legal dispensaries in Los Angeles. It’s an industry leader when it comes to education and trusted products, and is known for its welcoming staff and boutique vibe. The Higher Path has a wide variety of flower, edibles, tinctures and concentrates, with well-educated budtenders to guide you, and personal cannabis consultations. Local business people, students, seniors, and veterans receive discounts, and there’s a first-time 10 percent discount. The Higher Path also has Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm, when the flower is 10 percent off.
The Kind Center
If you’re in Hollywood looking for merriment this holiday season, The Kind Center is full of great deals to stock up on. It offers great daily deals on certain types of products, and promotions like Munchie Monday (10 percent off edibles) or No Tax Thursday, which covers the tax portion of your bill (around 20 percent). Located in the heart of Hollywood, there are plenty of places near The Kind Center to explore after your visit — and if you’re staying in the area, delivery is available through the website. There’s a 15 percent off first-time discount, and if you visit on a Saturday, you can spin a deal wheel for prizes!
Bud and Bloom
If you find yourself in Santa Ana, or near Orange County, you have to stop by Bud and Bloom. It was named one of the most beautiful dispensaries by Leafly, and for good reason — its high ceilings, dark wood and brick decor are gorgeous. Bud and Bloom’s staff is super friendly, and products are displayed right in front of you so you can browse freely, and actually handle items, while budtenders guide you. There’s also an educational space for seminars and community talks with industry professionals and community members. First-time shoppers get 25 percent off, and there are daily deals with up to 20 percent off. All medical patients, seniors, veterans and students receive a 10 percent discount.
Look for more about where to find legal dispensaries near you on Flowertown.com.