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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Southern California, November 2016

November 15, 2016
A shot of Southern California coastline in beautiful Spring day


November 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 Southern 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. CHR – Los Angeles

5470 Valley Blvd Los Angeles, CA

Established in 2007, CHR brings L.A. patients top-quality cannabis at competitive price points. Its daily deals and large selection of OG varieties to choose from make CHR a choice location.

Index: 95.63

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“im there on the daily. the best part is the variety i dont have to go to different shops for different jonesz..when i cant make up my mind i stick with the CHR SUPER OG or ask my homegurl SAM whats looking good, other than her….BIG UPS to the guard.” –shaikh420

2. CaptainJacks

2085 W Foothill Blvd. Upland, CA

CaptainJacks dab bar and medical marijuana dispensary in Upland, California

On top of being an alternative medicine collective, CaptainJacks is the only full service dabs bar in the Inland Empire. It has great daily deals, an excellent selection of glass for you to try, and is always buzzing with social events and activities.

Index: 94.92

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“Staff is knowledgeable & friendly. They make me feel at home always & they make sure to hook it up. Loveeee this place fa sho.” –steezyy

3. DTPG – Downtown LA

1320 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA

DTPG downtown LA medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California

Downtown Patient Group, or DTPG, keeps members of its democratically-run cooperative happy with its potent, high-quality medical cannabis. Patients love the atmosphere of the shop and the friendly budtenders’ customer service.

Index: 93.93

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“The best med spot ever…all the tenders are cool as can be.” –quezee

4. Green Gopher

430 Vista Village Dr. Vista, CA

Green Gopher cannabis collective in Vista, CA

Private parking and a clean, open environment make Green Gopher a comfortable shopping experience. If you haven’t stopped in yet, cruise by and capitalize on the location’s great new patient specials and see for yourself.

Index: 93.68

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“Had my medical card for a year now…I love this place so much I make the drive just to get my flower here. The staff is great and they never steer me wrong.” –Rae22689

5. Tri City Emerald

Vista, CA

Tri City Emerald Medical Marijuana Dispensary Southern California – Leafly List

Visitors to Vista’s Tri City Emerald dispensary love the first-time patient deals, regular product specials, wide variety of strains, and budtenders that are equal parts personable and knowledgeable.

Index: 93.11

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“Great location, very professionally staffed. Awesome variety and great prices.” –srinard613

6. Coast to Coast Collective

7127 Canoga Ave Canoga Park, CA

Coast to Coast Collective boasts an impressive selection of more than 20 house-grown strains, with a particular focus on OG strains. The flower selection is constantly changing, and patients love the beautiful, high-quality buds they find here.

Index: 92.79

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“Best place in the Valley hands down! The quality of the bud along with the good service provided and…being able to witness the growth of the plants makes this place easily at the top of my list!” –Moonmann254

7. Sugar Shack

2530 South Santa Fe Vista, CA

Sugar Shack medical marijuana dispensary in Vista, California

Sugar Shack is a newer dispensary in Vista. Patients like it for being friendly and professional, while the quality flower and range of products keep them coming back. If you’re a new patient, stop by and grab your free edible or pre-roll with your first visit.

Index: 90.64

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“Great place, nice and friendly!! Brett, Alex, and Lily are super sick!! Will continue to go here because of them!” –mikeymay15

8. Cannabal City Collective – Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Cannabal City Collective Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Los Angeles California - Leafly List

At Cannabal City, service is impeccable from the moment you reach the front door to the moment you walk out with medicine in hand. House-grown flower strains alongside a wide selection of concentrates and edibles fill out the product menu.

Index: 90.27

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“super friendly staff! great buds, which happen to be grown in house, so u know they care about their strains. best of all…$30 bomb ass eighths (weighted heavy too) and a free gram for your first time of whatever you want! will definitely be going back.” –diimples.420

9. Southwest Patient Group

San Diego, CA

Southwest Patient Group Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Southern California - November Leafly List

With a footprint of just over 7,400 square feet, San Diego’s largest dispensary is so big that they offer free tours to help new patients get acclimated. Once visitors get the lay of the land, they’re treated to military, senior, and disability discounts, new patient and happy hour specials, and a loyalty rewards program.

Index: 89.7

Last Month: #64

What People are Saying:

“Great staff. Great establishment. Great products. Great service. Just perfect.” –shaba1989

10. Green Cross of Torrance

Torrance, CA

Green Cross of Torrance Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Southern California - November Leafly List
Green Cross of Torrance is committed to helping patients find relief, and it shows. The team of compassionate and knowledgeable staff are great at helping customers in all stages of their cannabis journey, whether they’re just starting out or have been medicating for years.

Index: 89.63

Last Month: #15

What People are Saying:

“if you haven’t had the pre rolls you haven’t lived, my friend.” –ladylapervette

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*The November 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from October 2016

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