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Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Dispensaries in British Columbia, Winter 2017–2018

December 15, 2017


Winter 2017

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every quarter. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in British Columbia. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the territory based on customer feedback metrics* and reviews of each location’s quality, service, and atmosphere. Check out the Leafly List FAQ for more information on how dispensaries are ranked.

The Leafly List is based on 100% objective customer feedback and data collected by Leafly. Businesses CANNOT pay for a spot on the list.

1. Cloud Nine Victoria

778 Fort St. Victoria, British Columbia

(Courtesy of Cloud Nine)

Cloud Nine in Victoria is a modern dispensary with a comfortable atmosphere. Its central location makes it a convenient stop, and its potent flowers will keep you coming back for more.

Index: 95.44

What to Buy: Blue Cookies Organic Rosin from Cloud Nine Victoria

What People Are Saying:

“I’ve been a customer at other dispensaries in the area and no disrespect to them, Cloud 9 is just better. The space is clean, intimate and the staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. Their menu is extensive and their quality of products are as equally impressive. I will be going here from now on. I feel like I will have the Cheers theme song going through my head opening the door from now on.” —TrustyWesty

2. Starbuds – Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm, BC CA

(Courtesy of Starbuds Salmon Arm)

There’s something for everyone at this Salmon Arm dispensary. Rotating daily deals ensure that all sorts of cannabis preferences are catered to. Not sure what you prefer? The team of knowledgeable and friendly staff are there to help newcomers and seasoned consumers alike expand their horizons while also honing in on the perfect cannabis strains and products for almost any situation.

Index: 93.08

What to Buy: Sour Tangie Flower by Starbuds

What People Are Saying:

“Amazing staff members who are always friendly and helpful. Huge selection of edibles, buds, extracts, and oils. I highly recommend anyone looking for a great dispensary to visit the Salmon Arm location!” —T-Matts

3. A Little Bud

Abbotsford, BC CA

(Courtesy of A Little Bud)

Customer service always comes first at A Little Bud, which boasts a large selection of quality edibles and a flower variety that will keep you coming back for more.

Index: 92.64

What to Buy: Double Chocolate Cookie by Baked Edibles

What People Are Saying:

“Only one of two stores I visit in town. Great selection, large & fresh product variety, and a very helpful friendly staff. Best part is that they’re pet friendly, so I can bring my doggo in with me!” —bOwser

4. The Village Bloomery

(Courtesy of The Village Bloomery

This warm, welcoming Vancouver dispensary has an abundance of good vibes and high-quality cannabis products. Leafly reviewers rave about The Village Bloomery’s team of serene, helpful staff, who take great care to help everyone who walks in find exactly what they’re looking for.

Index: 91.12

What People Are Saying:

“This place is hands down the best! The atmosphere is so good you will end up staying longer than planned. They took the time to explain and educate on all the questions we had. I can’t wait to go back and discover more cool new products.” —cal13

5. The Stoneman Clinic

Kelowna, BC CA

(Courtesy of Stoneman Clinic)

The Stoneman Clinic works closely with doctors and licensed facilities to ensure that they carry a selection of products that can be enjoyed by a diverse array of patients. Those looking for high-CBD strains, high-THC strains, and everything in between might consider stopping by the Stoneman Clinic to talk to one of their compassionate staff members and get started on their healing journey.

Index: 90.88

What People Are Saying:

“I love this place! I learned so much from the staff they were so knowledgeable and helped me figure out the best way to get stay healthy. They have such a huge selection of a variety of products and their prices are the best I have seen. I dont review many places but I really wanted to show my support for an amazing experience at a great dispensary. I will be a be seeing you guys again soon.” —LitfamLit

6. KushKlub – Vancouver

Vancouver, BC CA

(Courtesy of Kush Klub)

Located conveniently on the Drive in Vancouver, this bright and clean dispensary offers generous rotating daily deals on a variety of items to ensure that everyone is able to get great deals on their favorite products.

Index: 90.76

What People Are Saying:

“As a first time visit I was thoroughly impressed with the displays, lighting and friendly environment. As soon as you walk in you’re greeted with a smiling/friendly staff member. You have your choice of $5 pre-rolls or $8-$12 grams. Free membership Great and convenient location. For sure going to return when I need weed.” —darrouncuyler

7. Starbuds – Vernon (48th Ave)

Vernon, BC CA

(Courtesy of Starbuds Vernon)

Matching people to the right cannabis products is what this Vernon dispensary does best—whether folks are looking for potent edibles, CBD-rich topicals, or anything in between, the professional staff at Starbuds’ 48th avenue location take the time to help everyone find the perfect product.

Index: 90.44

What People Are Saying:

“My son suffers from epilepsy, and needs alternative medication to get him through his seizures every day. I have to say that I have been to and tried many other places around, and these guys have, and will order what you need if they don’t have what you are looking for. My son’s seizures have been cut in half since we have been giving him Starbuds Phoenix Tears. I can’t rave enough how life-changing they have been for me. If you haven’t been to this dispensary; PLEASE DO! They deserve 10 stars!” —carmenjo74

8. Buds and Leaves – Victoria

732 Tyee Road Victoria, British Columbia

(Courtesy of Buds and Leaves)

Buds and Leaves has a mission to carefully curate the best selection of cannabis products that its members will love. Its menu boasts a range of options for flower, edibles, tinctures, shatter, and more. The knowledgeable budtenders are friendly, approachable, and eager to help find the perfect product for you!

Index: 90.2

What People Are Saying:

“Amazing product, great vibe and even better people! Always a treat doing business with these guys. Premium service at a very reasonable price, Buds and Leaves is the place to be y’all!!” —BigBabyMoe

9. Herb’s Healing Center – Vernon

Vernon, BC CA

(Courtesy of Herb’s Healing Center)

Herb’s Healing Center is rooted deep in the Vernon community—the flower available at this cozy storefront is all locally grown within a 20-mile radius of the store. Plus, they’re vertically integrated, meaning they grow and produce many of the products they sell. Even their edibles and tinctures are made by their very own chef in their very own commercial kitchen.

Index: 90.16

What People Are Saying:

“Love HERBS product and all the great staff there! Wide variety of top quality bud, with lab test results so I knew exactly what I was getting and staff that made me feel right at home. Would recommend again and again! Thanks HERBS!” —sativadiva79

10. Greatful Med Cannabis Society – Vancouver

Vancouver, BC CA

(Courtesy of Grateful Med)

Instead of rushing people through transactions and out the door, the staff at Greatful Med Cannabis Society take the time to get to know—and educate—everyone who walks in. In addition to the comfortable atmosphere and top-notch service, Leafly reviewers are grateful for Greatful Med’s large selection of high quality cannabis products.

Index: 90.12

What People Are Saying:

“Very comfy place to stop and get what you need. And if you’re a little unsure, the staff are knowledgeable of the cannabis they work with. A highly organized service atmosphere makes for a very quick shopping experience for those in a rush, and the eager and pleasant employees set a friendly tone to each and every visit. Amazing selection of quality products, wonderful people, best place in town.” —braydentoombs

11. Black Crow Herbal Solutions

Vernon, BC CA

(Courtesy of Black Crow Herbal Solutions)

Consumers near and far treasure Black Crow Herbal Solutions, which offers mail order services in addition to their two brick and mortar locations in Vernon and West Kelowna. This cozy dispensary’s commitment to providing high quality cannabis to the Okanagan community is apparent in their wide selection of products as well as their friendly team of staff, who are more concerned with getting people the right products instead of their bottom line.

Index: 89.92

What People Are Saying:

“I’ve only been to a couple of dispensaries in the okanagan area, but the Black Crow by far was the best of them all! Love the atmosphere when you walk in, some beautiful Art adorns the walls.. the guys (and gal) who greet you are extremely knowledgeable and supper friendly! The products are all dynamite quality. (From what I’ve tried so far.. 😉 *They have a back door for those of you who prefer the incognito approach as well.. Highly recommended” —RaineDance

12. Sunrise Wellness Foundation – Broadway

258 W Broadway Vancouver, BC

(Courtesy of Sunrise Wellness)

Quality control is a major focus at Sunrise Wellness, where you can always count on cannabis completely free from molds, mildew, insect damage, harmful pesticides, and heavy metals. With such an impressively stringent screening process, this Vancouver dispensary not only ensures the consistent top-shelf quality of its products, it also leads the industry by example.

Index: 89.88

What People Are Saying:

“This was the first dispensary I visited in Canada and I was very pleased. Robin and Daniel were very welcoming and made me feel at home. Robin was very knowledgeable and super helpful and he answered all of the questions I had, and then some! He even went out of his way to roll me a couple joints because they did not have any pre-rolls of the flower I wanted! I definitely will return next trip up!” —enjoyhendrix76

13. Karuna Health Foundation Featuring Metta Lounge

3636 W. 4th Ave Vancouver, BCCA

(Courtesy of Karuna Health Foundation)

Karuna Health Foundation featuring the Metta Lounge is on West 4th in a state-of-the-art facility designed by renowned interior designers and architects. With big-screen satellite TV, video games, and surround sound stereo you are sure to find an excuse to take a seat at the bar.

Index: 89.6

Also Featured In: The 24 Best Dispensaries to Visit With Your Mom

What People Are Saying:

“Friendly staff and knowledgable. Best place in the west end with top quality flower.” —templewoodcontracting

14. The Herb Co. – Vancouver 

Vancouver, BC CA

(Courtesy of Herb Co.)

This Vancouver dispensary is friendly down to the last detail, making it great for newcomers and veteran cannaseurs alike. Plus, smells are free at the Herb Co.—and so is access to a rolling tray with papers, allowing visitors the opportunity to take a moment to roll their own joints before resuming their daily routines.

Index: 89.44

What People Are Saying:

“First dispensary i ever went to, and still shop at it today. Been to others, but the herb co has been a reliable bet for a strain that i will enjoy. Staff are super friendly, great recommendations. Inside is spotless. They have a glass jewelry case where you can look at each strain, and smell if you ask. They even have a rolling tray with papers for customers to use. All in all, my favorite.” —MitchDD

15. Green Leaf RX – Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm, BC CA


Greenleaf Rx keeps a variety of products in stock for the people of Salmon Arm and the surrounding area, giving newcomers and seasoned consumers the chance to try a variety of strains and delivery methods before discovering what they like best. Their large selection coupled with their reasonable prices and pleasant staff have solidified their place on this quarter’s Leafly List.

Index: 89.2

What People Are Saying:

“The staff is super friendly and very informative it has a great atmosphere and a great addition to the salmon arm medical system.. keep up the great service” —Tammyg1

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