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Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Dispensaries in Ontario, August 2016

August 2, 2016


August 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 Ontario, Canada. 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. Pure Releaf

897 Dundas St W Toronto, Ontario

Pure Releaf medical marijuana dispensary in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pure Releaf is a sister brand of Natural Releaf, focusing on keeping high-quality cannabis affordable for patients. The team decided to open the store after witnessing firsthand the effects of prescription medications on so many individuals.

Index: 97.18

Last Month: 1

What People are Saying:

“This is a great place. Presentation is on point. Service is top notch. Pricing is welcoming to all. And best of all, clean flowers and true med quality ! I am never disappointed after a visit. Thank you” –DUV

2. Sunrise Medicinal

15A Dunlop St E Barrie, Ontario

Sunrise Medicinal medical marijuana dispensary in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sunrise Medicinal takes a holistic approach to alternative healing at its downtown Barrie dispensary. Staff members make a point of sharing their extensive knowledge and treating members like family.

Index: 96.835

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“l love this location. Great selection. Knowledgeable staff. Always changing to meet the needs of the clients. Innovative marketing…Keep up the good work Sunrise.” –nickiloohoo

3. Med West – Barrie

304 Dunlop St W Unit 2 Barrie, Ontario

Glass jar of cannabis buds

Dedicated to compassionate care, Med West ensures a reliable supply of high-quality cannabis to patients of all kinds. An emphasis is placed on streamlining the process of obtaining a medical marijuana license and on ensuring customer comfort and satisfaction throughout the process.

Index: 96.135

Last Month: #3

What People area Saying:

“So many great strains: Nukem, G13 Haze and Tuna are always a good choice and usually kept in stock. some less common strains periodically such as El Jefe and Power Africa as well. A very clean environment with great visibility of the products. The transparent containers allow me to narrow down my choice without having to ask to look into every jar…MED WEST IS BEST.” –Jbackpack

4. Mother Earth Dispensary

529 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario

Handling cannabis buds

Mother Earth Dispensary is located in the heart of downtown and serves patients by providing a wide variety of strains, edibles, and accessories. The store and team members exude professionalism and aim to educate patients to the point that they feel comfortable and empowered.

Index: 95.115

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“The store is clean and very professional. Nice waiting area while signing up. They have the sign up area and where the medication is displayed in two different areas. I’ve been to many dispensaries and this is by far the best set up!” –kalimist4

5. MMJ Canada – Hamilton

118 George St Hamilton, Ontario

MMJ Canada - Hamilton medical marijuana dispensary in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

MMJ Canada leverages a sincere belief in cannabis’s potential to help patients of all kinds as the location educates members and potential members on the benefits of medical marijuana for different conditions. Friendly service and a wide selection of flower, concentrates, and edibles are available to patients at the Hamilton location.

Index: 94.775

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“The staff made me feel at ease and were the best part of an already wonderful experience! Great location… So much like the boutiques in Amsterdam without being full of themselves! I would and will recommend MMJ Dispensary to all my fellow medical patients and friends!” –hermtec

6. Canna Boss Dispensary

1684 Queen St. West Toronto, Ontario

Canna Boss medical marijuana dispensary in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Located in the heart of the Parkdale neighborhood in Toronto, Canna Boss Dispensary does things a little bit differently. It focuses on providing a learning center for those who are new to cannabis. For the more experienced patients, it provides an inviting atmosphere, friendly service, and high standards for quality.

Index: 94.295

Last Month: #17

What People are Saying:

“Overall best place in town for quality, service and knowledge. Very competitive pricing for the products and they carry a crazy selection. Flowers, live resins, bubble hashes and a few exclusives that other places don’t seem to get. I recommend this place to all my friends.” –fracturedsenses

7. Canna-Connoisseurs

17 Church Street Toronto, Ontario

Jars containing cannabis buds

Canna-Connoisseurs is a premium cannabis dispensary in Toronto. Its menu features a high standard for flowers, tinctures, and concentrates. The staff is knowledgeable and works tirelessly to provide a luxury experience.

Index: 93.95

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“The folks in this shop…should be proud of themselves. An incredibly diverse selection of high potency, high quality strains, CBD offerings that are to die for, a rotating selection that means I always want to swing by, and very admirable lean toward organic, old world and lovingly grown buds.” –Pipesnknives

8. Canadian Benevolent Dispensary – Kensington

53 Kensington Ave Toronto, ON

Cannabis buds from Canadian Benevolent Dispensary Kensington in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CBD – Kensington does more than just supply cannabis to the Toronto community at compassionate prices; it operates as a hub for its own tight-knit community of local cannabis enthusiasts. Case in point? The location offers monthly customer barbecues, raffles, and many more member benefits.

Index: 93.895

Last Month: N/A

What People are Saying:

“CBD is my go to spot Jeff and the rest of the staff are all awesome! A very professional and relaxed atmosphere that welcomes you from the moment you walk through the door. thanks CBD for great quality and service!” –dodisha

9. Health Cannabis Dispensaries

3444 Lake Shore Blvd West Etobicoke, Ontario

Cannabis from Health Cannabis Dispensaries in Ontario, Canada

Health Cannabis Dispensaries offers patients safe access to medical marijuana while providing education and guidance to help educate those new to cannabis. Check out its Leafly menu, then visit to see what makes it a top location on Leafly this month.

Index: 93.11

Last Month: #31

What People are Saying:

“The guys at Health Cannabis are awesome. Super chill and very knowledgeable about their product. Also for those of you who live in the west end of GTA, this is the furthest west dispensary outside of Toronto. It’s my new home!” –ninja69

Note: To maximize the utility of the Leafly List – Ontario for consumers, this list only includes dispensaries which were open as of August 17, 2016.

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*The August 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from July 2016