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Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Locations in Northern California, April 2016

April 3, 2016


April 2016


The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every month. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in Northern California. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the state based on customer engagement 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.


1. Caliva

1695 S. 7th St San Jose, CA

A Caliva medical marijuana dispensary (located in San Jose, California) budtender

A premier cannabis collective in San Jose, Caliva opened its doors in July of 2015. Its clean, modern aesthetic makes for a comfortable atmosphere, and its high-quality cannabis mixed with its educated staff makes Caliva a top location on Leafly this month.

Index: 96.08

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“Went in today. Had a great experience. I'm new to going to clubs. The person who helped me was very informative. We talked about the quality of their stuff compared to other shops. I felt really comfortable and welcomed since I walked in. I will definitely see myself becoming a regular!” –jermcito


2. Purple Star MD

2520 Mission Street San Francisco, CA

Purple Star MD medical cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, California

Appropriately located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, Purple Heart MD drives towards its mission of healing. Its friendly service and quality products all stem from its deep roots in the community, with benefits going towards four distinguished nonprofits from the bay: AGUILAS, the Shanti Project, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Index: 95.50

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“A variety of selection flowers, concentrates , and edibles. Very friendly staff. Great BOGO deals!” –PaulaGeezy


3. Airfield Supply Co.

1190 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA

Airfield Supply Co. medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose, California

Landing at No. 3 on the list this month is Airfield Supply Co. (formerly South Bay Healing Center), which opened its beautiful new location last summer. The boutique-style collective is right near the airport and offers a selection of fine strains, concentrates, edibles, and clones.

Index: 95.08

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Convenient location in San Jose. Very clean, friendly, and good medicine. I really enjoyed my visit and highly recommend this place.” –Jamieknows


4. Haze Dispensary

1761 Smith Ave. San Jose, CA

Haze Dispensary medical cannabis dispensary in San Jose, California

Haze offers a huge selection of flowers, concentrates, edibles, and healthy clones. It's also locally owned and offers compassionate options for all patients.

Index: 94.38

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“Excellent selection of various buds, tinctures, oils, edibles, all of it. Well located if you can navigate the surprisingly busy street. :)” –GeekTranslator


5. Humboldt Patient Resource Center

980 6th Street Arcata, CA

Humboldt Patient Resource Center medical cannabis dispensary in Arcata, California

For more than 16 years HPRC has served Arcata and the surrounding Humboldt area. Its helpful, educated staff will help you find the cannabis that best suits your needs. HPRC can help you get your medical garden started with clones that it produces in its onsite garden. A commitment to safety through lab-tested products only furthers its comforting environment.

Index: 94.38

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“Just a great bunch of people there. Taking time with each patient, talking about what works and what doesn't. Good stuff.” –juleskatz


6. Berkeley Patients Group

2366 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Patients Group medical cannabis dispensary in Berkeley, California


Berkeley Patients Group has been serving the Bay Area for over 15 years. In addition to medical cannabis, it also offers other life-enhancing services to its patients. Options like massage, acupuncture, educational events, and legal assistance help BPG foster a compassionate community.

Index: 93.63

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“BPG….my most favorite dispensary in the whole wide universe!!! Boy do I miss everything about you….the prices, quality of bud, the budtenders, delivery service, variety of affordable products….no one compares to you… especially where I live now in the Portland, Oregon. Thank you for spoiling me…" –aramshaw33


7. 1841 El Camino Ave

1841 El Camino Ave Sacramento, CA

1841 El Camino Ave medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, California

1841 is dedicated to finding the right solutions to its patients' ailments. Lab-tested cannabis and an extensive menu of strains and products to choose from make 1841 a premier location in Sacramento.

Index: 93.50

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“I love it here the first time I came I knew nothing about what I needed or how the medicine would help me and Nancy was super helpful I will always come here is my favorite place” –dluna88


8. ONAC – East Bay

2615 Oliver Drive Hayward, CA

ONAC - East Bay medical cannabis dispensary in Hayward, California

A safe, clean location with helpful volunteers who offer their advice on the products that will best suit your medical needs, ONAC is a regional branch of the Oklevueha Native American Church.

Index: 93.13

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“This is our spot!! My husband and I have been coming here for the last 7 months, these guys and gals are so chill and kind and giving!! We love them and don't even want to go anywhere else!! Always in a great moods, very helpful and super patient!! A unique must visit!!!!” –mistiecasselberry


9. Bloom Room

471 Jessie St Mint Plaza / SOMA San Francisco, CA

Bloom Room medical cannabis dispensary in San Francisco, California

With taxes included on all of their many strains, along with 4 gram eighths and a friendly, inviting environment, what more could you ask for from a cannabis dispensary? The Bloom Room embraces its local community and stands for professionalism within the cannabis industry. Go check out its location when you are in the Bay Area.

Index: 92.25

Last Month: #15

What People are Saying:

“Great shop. Friendly staff. Wide selection of meds. Budtender was knowledgeable and the edible suggestion was perfect. I should have bought 2. Thanks to all.” –Smittyofdhs


10. Cloud 9

5711 Florin Perkins Road Suite A Sacramento, CA

Cloud 9 medical cannabis dispensary in Sacramento, California

Cloud 9 is operated by patients for patients, offering a friendly and helpful staff of volunteers and a little bit of something for every type of cannabis consumer.

Index: 92.13

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“My favorite spot in Sacramento. Been coming here for about 4 years. Staff is always great and the meds never disappoint.” –kjack30


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*The April 2016 Leafly List uses customer service metrics from March 2016

Image Sources: Google Maps and Berkeley Patients Group