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

September 16, 2016
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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 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: 94.1

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“Great customer service! My favorite medication from them is their X-J13. My favorite guard is big Stan. I love CHR! #iloveLAKUSH” –phantom12

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: 92.71

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“this is a really chill place in the IE. I love the dab bar and backyard, finally get to smoke with friends without having to sesh in a parking lot or something.. lol. I also appreciate that I can use their volcano vaporizer!” –amnesiaanesthesia

3. 420 Manchester

420 E Manchester Inglewood, CA

Cannabis buds and a joint

The discounts make 420 Manchester the place to go, especially if you’re headed to the Forum. Swing through the next time you are in the area and see what people are talking about.

Index: 91.13

Last Month: #14

What People are Saying:

“The best shop ever!!! Great bud. Super customer service awesome products. Gotta go!!” –theelevator


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: 90.07

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“Lovin the buds at DTPG. My BUDTENDER Nia always has the best customer service. Great atmosphere and good people all around. Definitely my go to spot.” –crysray488

5. HGC

16400 S. Vermont Gardena, CA

HGC medical marijuana dispensary in Gardena, California

HGC plays home to some of the highest potency lab-tested medicine in the area, with over seven strains above 25 percent THC. This dispensary is also the only shop in the city with the famous MnM cookies by Mally Mall, which clock in at 26.9% THC.

Index: 89.54

Last Month: #11

What People are Saying:

“Great location. Easy to find. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Bomb medicine! Killer variety Lexi is my go to master budtender who understands exactly what I’m looking for and ALWAYS delivers! Look no further than here!” –demonized

6. Absolute Herbal Pain Solutions

Los Angeles, CA

Leafly List: Absolute Herbal Pain Solutions (ShowGrow) Cannabis Dispensary in Los Angeles California

L.A.’s Absolute Herbal Pain Solutions (also known as ShowGrow) places a primary emphasis on ensuring discretion, health, and safety for all of its patients. Budtenders are always eager to help visitors find the best medicine for their particular circumstances.

Index: 89.36

Last Month: #12

What People are Saying:

“This shop made me so happy! On Friday they do harvest and you can buy to dry and cure yourself which is rad. Great selection, knowledgeable budtenders, and clean decor.” –ablondroux

7. 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: 89.02

Last Month: #15

What People are Saying:

“Great vibes Nice people Great product. Plus they have arcade machines” –LateSo

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: 88.7

Last Month: #18

What People are Saying:

“Cannabal City is great! The staff is awesome, EJ and Markus are true connoisseurs. They have a wide variety of strains for what mood you’re swinging for or whatever ails you. Love the location, right in the arts district.” –scrumptulescence

9. 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: 88.6

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“Great dispensary. Friendly and knowlegable [sic] budtenders. Highly recommend their flowers, and concentrates.” –me760A

10. Mr. Natural’s

521 S. Alvarado St. Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Natural's medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California

At Mr. Natural’s, customers are provided with high-quality meds at highly competitive prices, plus veterans receive discounts for their services. The knowledgeable and friendly staff strives to make your experience outstanding, as they carry an assortment of medication ranging from edibles, teas, and tinctures to rubs, flowers, and concentrates.

Index: 88.06

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“great prices, great location, friendly staff, open late AND conveniently close to El Pollo Loco” –stickydrama

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

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