At a Glance

Dispensary: White Mountain Health Center

Location: 9420 W Bell Rd., Ste. 108, Sun City

Medical/recreational: Medical

Co-owners: Butch Williams, Clay Riggs, Donna and Jeff Kaufman, and Ari Schafer

Years in business: 2

Number of reviews in 2016: 1,320

Total products: 122

  • Flower products: 15
  • Concentrate products: 11
  • Edible products: 71
  • Other products: 25
Budtender at White Mountain Health Center in Sun City, Arizona
Miles Herrington, left, helps a customer at White Mountain Health Center in Sun City, Ariz. on Jan. 10. (Caitlin O’Hara for Leafly)

White Mountain Health Center was born with a bang: by bringing a court case to trial. White Mountain vs. Maricopa County was battled in Arizona state courts over three long years before a judge finally ruled that White Mountain Health Center was in the right and could open its dispensary at its proposed location – namely, within a friendly 55-and-older retirement community.

Since opening its doors on December 27, 2014, White Mountain’s commitment to patients has never wavered: in addition to the retirement community, the location serves individuals from all across the West Valley area. “The patients inspire me to come to work every day,” says Butch Williams, co-owner and operator of White Mountain. “I see how some of them have to fight just to continue to live, and the inspiration they are when they report success with cannabis.”

The team at White Mountain is closely involved with the Arizona cannabis community and is highly supportive of employees and patients alike, ensuring access for all to educational opportunities. They also take time to appreciate their environs. “Our neighbors ride around in their golf carts as they enjoy their golden years,” laughs Williams, “[and] we love it when Spring Training comes to the Peoria Sports Complex up the street.”

First-time visitors should explore over 40 strains grown in-house, as well as White Mountain’s popular house brand of edibles. After your visit to the dispensary, pair your bud with a beer at nearby Peoria Brewery.

White Mountain Health Center in Sun City, Arizona - one of the best dispensaries from Leafly List 2016
White Mountain Health Center in Sun City, Ariz. on Jan. 10. (Caitlin O’Hara for Leafly)

In Williams’s Words

Top-selling product: XXX OG flower, and our White Mountain house edibles.”

Fun fact about your dispensary: “Combined, [our team has] decades of experience in the cannabis industry.”

What do you focus on in curating your menu? “Quality of our product, consistency, and the ability to offer a large variety.”

Advice to first-time dispensary visitors: “Ask questions and feel comfortable with [your] choices in medicine.”

Cannabis customers in waiting room at White Mountain Health Center in Sun City, Arizona
Customers wait for a budtender to become available at the White Mountain Health Center in Sun City, Ariz. on Jan. 10. (Caitlin O’Hara for Leafly)

What Leafly Reviewers Say

White Mountain Health Center is “by far the best choice where the flower is awesome” and the budtenders are “more than friendly.” It boasts consistent specials that go “week to week” and the location also has a “nice points system” to boot. Quality of flowers are “top notch,” with a dependable rotating selection and wide variety.

Runner-Up: The GreenHouse (Glendale, AZ)