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Top Rated Dispensaries in Washington College Towns

September 20, 2018

Maybe you’ve already discovered your favorite dive bar or late-night pizza joint. But do you know the best place for your cannabis needs? We’ve curated Leafly reviewers’ favorites in college towns that have legal cannabis for adults 21 and up.

Note that not every city is included. Some big urban areas, such as Seattle—which isn’t really a college town, is it?—aren’t on here, and some parts of the state don’t allow retail stores. Don’t worry, though. If you don’t see your city, just head over to the Leafly Finder to find a dispensary nearby.


Home to: Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, Northwest Indian College

2020 Solutions

With locations on Iron Street (4.7 stars, 334 reviews), Guide Meridian (4.9 stars, 327 reviews), and Pacific Highway (5.0 stars, 9 reviews), this well-regarded shop likely has a showroom near you. If you’re trying to skip the line, peruse the menu at the shop’s Iron Street location—open later than the rest—and order ahead with Leafly Pickup.


This shop’s knowledgable, professional budtenders, many of whom have experience helping medical patients, are indispensable for new consumers or patients just familiarizing themselves with medical cannabis. (4.9 stars, 79 reviews)

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Home to: Eastern Washington University


Unless you’re willing to make the drive into Spokane, the pickings in Cheney are pretty slim. Luckily, Lucid is conveniently located and well-liked by reviewers. (4.3 stars, 17 reviews)

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Home to: Central Washington University

The Green Shelf

There aren’t exactly a ton of options in Ellensberg, but reviewers rate The Green Shelf higher than its neighbors for its competitive prices and wide array of flower and concentrate choices. (4.7 stars, 63 reviews)


Home to: The Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College

Green Lady

There are a smattering of good shops around greater Olympia, but in terms of reviews alone, Green Lady stands out. The retailer gets top marks for selection and atmosphere, and for convenience it has locations in East Olympia (4.6 stars, 226 reviews) and West Olympia (4.8 stars, 70 reviews).

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Home to: Washington State University

Floyd’s Cannabis Co.

You’ve got limited options in Pullman. Floyd’s is one of the better ones. It’s earned a reputation for helpful staff members, a relaxed environment, and deals worth coming back for. (4.8 stars, 19 reviews)

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