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The only thing we have to keep an eye out for is that the plants are not visible from a public place. Also, because of California’s amazing climate, most cannabis strains grow there, so we have a pretty big selection of plants to choose from. When it comes to our plants, California law says we can share them with anyone over the age of 21.

But, keep in mind that only licensed dispensaries are allowed to sell weed and weed-related products. Now, let’s get into the reason why we’re all here — where to buy weed once we’re in San Diego. We are going to give a couple of options, so everyone can figure out what works best for them. In California, dispensaries are the easiest and safest way to buy weed. There are over 60 dispensaries in San Diego where we can buy weed and weed-related products. What’s more, we can actually smoke and have a non-alcoholic drink in some of them. Since we don’t need a medical marijuana card, buying from dispensaries is a pretty simple process.

All we have to do is go down to the shop and choose what we want to get. Also, dispensaries are the only places where we can not only buy weed, but CBD oil, vape pens, tinctures, edibles, and so much more. For those visiting San Diego for the first time, here’s an interactive map of the best dispensaries in town. Since we can’t really smoke in public, it’s important to find places where we can enjoy our weed. Let’s take a look at some of the best choices in San Diego. Even though there aren’t any weed cafes in San Diego yet, we can smoke in some dispensaries. Some of the best ones are: Urban Leaf Southwest The Black Mankind. There’s a company in San Diego that is a smoke lounge on wheels. We can not only smoke on the bus but also learn about some of the best weed San Diego has to offer. Whether we’ve never smoked weed before or we’re deep into the canna-culture, the MJ Cannabis tour bus has something for everyone. There are four different tours to choose from, depending on what we like to do: Grow Tour Weed & Wine Buds & Brews Wake & Bake. We’re quickly going to take a look at each tour, just so that our first-time visitors know what to expect. On the Grow tour, we’re going to visit a cultivation and testing lab, a couple of licensed dispensaries, and a pizza parlor. For more information about the Grow tour, visit this link. MJ Tours will take us to one licensed dispensary and three wineries, so we can sample some of the best wines San Diego has to offer. The next tour is for anyone who loves to smoke their weed and enjoy a frosty glass of beer. On the Buds & Brews tour, we’ll get a chance to visit two dispensaries and two local breweries. This tour is by far the most interactive one, and we’ll get a chance to visit a licensed dispensary, a cafe, and donut shop. At the end of the tour, there’s a cooking class where we can learn to make some amazing weed-infused edibles. Another local-favorite for smoking weed in San Diego is the Ocean Beach Pier. The Pier is just a five-minute walk from the Ocean Beach Strip and we can find plenty of weed enthusiasts there. Now, while the Pier is a great spot for smoking, we still recommend going there in the evening, since smoking in public is illegal. The farmers’ market near Ocean Beach is another great place to meet some weed-lovers.

Not only can we smoke there, but we can also buy some fresh produce, eat food, and get to know some of the locals. Whether or not you’re a marijuana enthusiast, you’re probably aware that today is an unofficial holiday for those who are. April 20—4/20—is a day when pot smokers around the world come together to, well, smoke pot. Others use the day to push for legalization, holding marches and rallies. There are a lot of theories as to why that particular number was chosen, but most of them are wrong. You may have heard that 420 is police code for possession, or maybe it’s the penal code for marijuana use. There is a California Senate Bill 420 that refers to the use of medical marijuana, but the bill was named for the code, not the other way around. As far as anyone can tell, the phrase started with a bunch of high school students.

Back in 1971, a group of kids at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California, got in the habit of meeting at 4:20 to smoke after school. When they’d see each other in the hallways during the day, their shorthand was “420 Louis,” meaning, “Let’s meet at the Louis Pasteur statue at 4:20 to smoke.” Somehow, the phrase caught on—and when the Grateful Dead eventually picked it up, "420" spread through the greater community like wildfire. What began as a silly code passed between classes is now a worldwide event for smokers and legalization activists everywhere—not a bad accomplishment for a bunch of high school stoners. Have you got a Big Question you'd like us to answer?

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