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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Northern California, September 2016

September 15, 2016
Scenic view of Trinidad Head and Humboldt County coast. Northern California.


September 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 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. Caliva

1695 S. 7th St San Jose, CA

Caliva medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose, California

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: 96.27

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“My go to spot. They have never done me wrong. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Very modern and trendy atmosphere. This is not some hole in the wall back alley spot. They always have a good selection of buds, concentrates and edibles. And they also have a loyalty program just ask the budtender.” –indicakingzzz

2. Airfield Supply Co.

1190 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA

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

Taking No. 1 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: 94.93

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“First place I signed up for! Incredibly knowledgeable people and very sweet to first-timer/newcomers. I never leave with an unanswered question about products or flowers.” –Spidermom

3. Humboldt Patient Resource Center

980 6th Street Arcata, CA

Humboldt Patient Resource Center medical marijuana 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: 94.8

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“This is the dispensary I was looking for. The quality of the medication [is] top notch and the customer service [is] amazing. I drove from the LA area to see beautiful redwoods, and pick up some top quality medication. I was so blown away…this collective was so amazing. Love how all the meds are clearly labeled and tested and the staff knowledge was awesome.” –Queenluvsgreen

4. Purple Star MD

2520 Mission Street San Francisco, CA

Purple Star MD medical marijuana 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 the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Index: 94.32

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“Smiles all around and honestly I never have to wait to be helped in the store unlike some places that have you wait in single-file…this is a super intimate and courteous location.” –UnlawfulFalafel

5. Haze Dispensary

1761 Smith Ave. San Jose, CA

Cannabis plant leaves

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

Index: 92.96

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“Nice, clean, and pretty little shop. Friendly people and good selection. I also greatly appreciate the wide variety of high-CBD and CBD-only products. I will definitely be back.” –sollunamar

6. The Cookie Co. 831

3711a Soquel Drive Soquel, CA

Cannabis buds in jars and a wooden bowl

The team at The Cookie Co. 831 takes pride in providing the best service while satisfying customers’ needs. Leafly reviewers love the friendly budtenders, welcoming atmosphere, and great deals on high-quality product.

Index: 92.9

Last Month: #20

What People are Saying:

“This is my go-to spot because it’s super close to work and they always have what I need. The budtenders are very cool and knowledgeable and if they don’t have an answer about something, they’ll find out. They generally have a wide selection of plant and, my faves, the concentrates. They seem to appreciate feedback on any and all of their medicinals.” –zenoosh

7. Bloom Room

471 Jessie St Mint Plaza / SOMA San Francisco, CA

Bloom Room medical marijuana 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: 92.22

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“Have to say, this is the most friendly, good vibe dispensary I’ve been to. More like a family feel opposed to just making a quick sale. I also love how they have the flowers out in jars for you to look and smell at ease instead of asking for each one. And they have great specials and some of the best pricing when they do.” –VanillaRice

8. Lux

1859 Little Orchard St. San Jose, CA

Cannabis buds in jars

Lux is a community-oriented dispensary where the primary goal is to advocate a proactive approach to health management by providing a safe environment to dispense affordable medical marijuana. Located in San Jose, California, Lux operates out of The Plant shopping center, offering patients easy access to quality cannabis.

Index: 92.03

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“It was my 1st go round at Lux, and it was a nice place to see. Quick, efficient, met my budgeted needs with a satisfactory amount, taste, and of course the needed effect it is intended for! Kudos to the staff and operation of this place. I shall return. ✌” –cwlong

9. Harvest – San Francisco

4811 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA

Harvest medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California

This is not your typical dispensary. Exceptional service, quality, and access to the knowledge necessary to soothe what ails you is the mantra of Harvest. Indulge in an accommodating atmosphere where a love of community and cannabis is readily shared seven days a week.

Index: 91.89

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“Beautiful place to get medicine; immediately makes me feel like I’m in a real place that cares about quality product and giving you the best experience and value. None of my flowers had stems, and it is all very high quality. Recommend their in-house strains. Will be back, over and over.” –brienneoftarth

10. 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center – Richmond

Richmond, CA

Since january 2014, it's allowed to sell and buy cannabis legally in Colorado, USA.

Richmond’s 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center works hard to live up to its stated mission: “Provide great medicine and great service in a friendly, informed and secure environment.” By listening carefully to patients’ unique circumstances and tailoring their service accordingly, the team ensures that every visitor leaves happy with the products they require in tow.

Index: 91.77

Last Month: #26

What People are Saying:

“Good selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff” –DoubleOh

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*The September 2016 Leafly List uses customer service metrics from August 2016

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