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.
ORIGINAL CANNABIS CAFE
1201 N La Brea Ave
Newly opened in West Hollywood is the Original Cannabis Cafe, LA’s first-ever cannabis-friendly cafe, and functions as a dispensary in a restaurant-style atmosphere, where you can smoke cannabis while enjoying high-quality food and drink.
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
LA’s best recreational cannabis dispensaries for every type of consumer
When you think about a visit to Los Angeles, top attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the La Brea Tar Pits likely come to mind. But more and more tourists are heading to LA to enjoy its ever-expanding selection of marijuana dispensaries since recreational sales started in early 2018.
Whether it’s your first time visiting a dispensary or you’re a high-end connoisseur, the City of Angels won’t disappoint. (Though if you’re a first timer, be sure to know the basics before walking in.) No matter which part of this giant metropolis you plan to visit, you’re sure to find a cannabis dispensary nearby.
These are the best dispensaries in LA for every type of cannabis consumer.
For those looking to learn: Herbarium
Herbarium is a sleek and modern dispensary that’s located off Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood. And, despite its trendy address, you won’t find an ounce of pretense at this pot shop. On the contrary, Herbarium’s motto, “Educate. Advocate. Elevate.” is evident from the minute you walk in the door. This dispensary’s staff is highly trained and prepared to educate customers on a variety of topics. And they provide curated and customized one-on-one service.
Whether you’re curious about local laws, medical applications of both THC and CBD, or just enjoy the recreational use of cannabis, this shop’s budtenders are happy to help.
Where: 979 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038
For the laid-back consumer: CAC Venice
CAC Venice opened for medical consumers in 2005, making it the oldest legal dispensary in Los Angeles. This family collective and haven for cannabis users is one of the most laid-back options in the city. And, despite trendy new weed stores popping up all around, its chill vibe hasn’t changed much since opening day. CAC offers a quiet and casual atmosphere, plus a friendly and super approachable staff, making it a top pick for low-key shoppers, local beach bums, surfers, and new users.
CAC offers one of the area’s most extensive assortments of edibles, too. The wide selection of drinks, gummies, and snacks includes plenty of vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free options.
Where: 122 Lincoln Blvd #204, Venice, CA 90291
For the suburban smoker: The High Note
With locations in Culver City and East LA, The High Note is one of the best suburban options in Los Angeles. This dispensary is known for its whimsical atmosphere and Prohibition-themed ambience. You enter through a sliding bookshelf secret passageway to get to the beautiful showroom decorated with rich wood and exposed brick.
When it comes to shopping at The High Note, a trendy interior and fun shopping experience aren’t the only benefits. This dispensary is famous for its knowledgable budtenders. Plus, it sports a massive menu catering to the curious, the connoisseur, and everyone in between.
Where: 5277 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016 (Culver City), and 5359 Valley Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90032 (East LA)
For those who prefer boutiques: Buds & Roses
If you’re looking for a boutique cannabis shopping experience, Buds & Roses is your best bet. This dispensary values quality over quantity, and displays its goods in a pint-sized showroom packed with only the best cannabis products. Guaranteed one-on-one service and the carefully curated selection make it easy to find exactly what you’re shopping for. It’s easy to see why Buds & Roses has such a cult following.
This dispensary’s other claims to fame are its house-grown clones by Purple City Genetics and award-winning Veganics cannabis strains. Whether you’d rather grab and go or grow your own, Buds & Roses has you covered.
Where: 13047 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
For those who like farm-fresh meals with their cannabis: Original Cannabis Cafe
As its name implies, Original Cannabis Cafe is the very first cannabis cafe in the United States. Guests at this restaurant can kick back and relax on the patio, enjoy a farm-fresh meal, and make a selection or two from the extensive marijuana menu. Pre-rolled joints, small edibles, cannabis-infused beverages, and bud by the gram are all available. This concept offers tourists and locals the chance to experience cannabis in a social, restaurant-style atmosphere. Solo travelers will enjoy hanging out at the bar or social window and making a new friend or two.
If you’re new to the idea of recreational cannabis use, this cafe’s flower hosts will happily make menu recommendations and guide your experience.
Where: 1201 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038
For those who want options on a budget: The W.E.E.D.
Established in 2006, the Wellness Earth Energy Dispensary has a die-hard local following. This pot shop’s massive and well-lit showroom floor is easy to navigate for independent shoppers. But, it’s also carefully tended by a team of compassionate and helpful budtenders. It almost feels like a trip to a very friendly pharmacy, and its vast selection of cannabis products will impress even the most experienced of users.
If you’re shopping on a budget, you’ll love this dispensary’s daily specials. A weekday happy hour, discounts for new customers, and exclusive daily deals on Instagram make this one of the most affordable options on our list.
Where: 11557 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
For those looking for a high-end experience: STIIIZY DTLA
This isn’t just a dispensary; it’s an immersive cannabis experience and a visit to a high-end art gallery rolled into one. STIIIZY DTLA is one of the city’s most modern marijuana vendors, and is outfitted with interactive and visual art installations for a unique aesthetic and ambience. There’s a truly massive selection, including some of the most premium pot products in all of Los Angeles.
While you’re shopping, be sure to keep your eyes open for affordable and exclusive STIIIZY brand merchandise, especially the famous vaporizers. And, if you’re new to recreational cannabis use, pick up one of the “starter kits” for a quick crash course and basic supplies.
Where: 728 E Commercial St, Los Angeles, CA 90012Los Angeles has a recreational cannabis dispensary for every type of consumer. Here’s where to go no matter what you’re looking for. ]]>