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

January 5, 2016


January 2016


The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major US 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

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: 97.9

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“Just wanted to say they have a great thing going here. The location looks clean and modern. Staff is knowledgable [sic] and courteous! Most importantly though the quality of flower is great, especially for the pricing.” –@RrrrricoSuave


2. 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 Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Index: 96.2

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“Just got my card in October but I think I've found my place ???? AWESOME first gift (with a $30 donation) and great $25 eighths. Clean store, helpful and friendly staff, great quality flowers. Couldn't ask for anything more” –@princessluv


3. Airfield Supply Co.

1190 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA

Airfield Supply Company medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose, California

Tied for #2 this month is Airfield Supply Co. (formerly South Bay Healing Center), which opened its beautiful new location just a few months ago. The boutique-style collective is right near the airport and offers a selection of fine strains, concentrates, edibles, and clones.

Index: 95.6

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“This location is conveniently located, the selection is large and varied, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The childproof bags are also appreciated for keeping my edibles safe.” –@cammyd


4. Cloud 9

5711 Florin Perkins Road Suite A Sacramento, CA

Cannabis leaves

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: 94.9

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“CLOUD 9 is a place that has professional, welcoming, very informative workers to deal with my newbie questions and ignorance. Felt SAFE due to security who paid attention to his job. Parking is tight for a minivan, so let small cars park in front of store if you can. You can't beat this place to get your items from, Cloud 9 has it all, eat it, drink it, smoke it, lollipop it, chocolate…" –@mandar23


5. Berkeley Patients Group

2366 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Patients Group medical marijuana 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: 94.6

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“Going to BPG is my favorite errand to run. For perhaps obvious reasons, people usually seem in good spirits, both the staff and patients, despite sometimes long lines and limited parking. Still, this is my go to dispensary. They usually have a pretty extensive menu, too.” –@Flowery


6. Vallejo Holistic Health Center

1516 Napa Street Vallejo, CA

Leafly cannabis buds

VHHC has been serving the Bay Area since 2013, with a large selection of CBD products and top-quality cannabis flowers to chose from. Next time you are in Vallejo, stop by and check it out.

Index: 94.4

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“This is a very fine dispensary: its [sic] operated "by the book" with a friendly staff that is always happy to share their collective knowledge with you. Their show room is always well-stocked with a variety of meds that will have you feeling your best.” –@3Bees


7. ONAC – East Bay

2615 Oliver Drive Hayward, CA

Leafly cannabis

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: 94.3

Last Month: #14

What People are Saying:

“Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable service. Truly top quality selections of bud at a reasonable price. My first time here but I will definitely be a regular, I want to tell everyone about this place” –@thegeneral1217


8. Two Rivers

315 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA

Two Rivers medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, California

With a patients-first attitude, Two Rivers offers a large variety of strains, edibles, and other cannabis products at all price points. Its daily specials make it even easier to try new strains and find the ones that you like best.

Index: 93.9

Last Month: #7

What People are Staying:

I loved my experience here. They made my first visit very enjoyable. Julian, Claire, and JC (I think his name was.) were so extremely helpful and pleasant. They were super informative about anything and everything. Just all around my favorite experience in a dispensary. Definitely will be going back!” –@miss_maples


9. 1841 El Camino Ave

1841 El Camino Ave Sacramento, CA

1841 El Camino Ave medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, California

1841 remains 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: 93.4

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Awesome experience and one of the best locations to find different vapes.” –@momodragon98


10. 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center

Pacific East Mall 3288 Pierce Street Suite #M108 Richmond, CA

Leafly cannabis buds

7 Stars Holistic Healing Center offers friendly, informed service in a secure environment to go along with the location's rotating menu of fresh strains to chose from.

Index: 93.2

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“I have sampled many dispensarys [sic] around Northern California and the Coffee Shops in Amsterdam. By far my best experience has been with this dispensary. Well stocked with fresh meds, very knowledgeable and friendly bud tender, and the location is great. In a discreet location…" –@garynboggs


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*The January Leafly List uses customer service metrics from December 2015.