California Goes Legal: Updated List of Open Adult-Use Stores

San Francisco probably won't have retail cannabis stores open on Jan. 1, but Oakland, Berkeley, and San Jose will. (Nicolas McComber/iStock)

How to find a licensed adult-use cannabis store in California? That may be tougher than you think.

Temporary licenses from California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, which took effect Jan. 1, have gone out to several dozen stores. The bureau is updating that list of retailers daily, and we’re tracking the list in the table below. The licenses aren’t absolute guarantees that those stores will be open, but it’s the best information we have at the moment. Click through on the live link to find store hours and, in many cases, full menus of the product available.

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** PLEASE NOTE ** If you’re going to purchase from an adult-use cannabis store, bring cash. It’s best to assume that most stores cannot take credit cards or other non-cash forms of payment.

Los Angeles update, Jan 18, 2018: We’re hearing that stores in the City of Los Angeles will be receiving their state adult-use licenses within the next 2-3 days. Please note that stores in LA may already be licensed by the city, but until they’re licensed by both the city and the state they are not legal for adult-use sales. We’ll keep you posted.

Who’s Open: Licensed Adult-Use Retail Stores

CityStore NameAddressPhoneExpected Opening Day
ArcataHumboldt Patient Resource Center980 6th Street(707) 826-7988Jan 9, 10am
Ben LomondCentral Coast Wellness Center7932 Highway 9(831) 704-7340Jan 1
Ben LomondRedwood Coast Collective10090 Highway 9(831) 336-8795Jan 1, 10am
BerkeleyBerkeley Patients Group2366 San Pablo Ave(510) 540-6013Jan 1, 6am
BerkeleyCBCB3033 Shattuck Ave(510) 849-4201Jan 1, 9am
BerkeleyPatient's Care Collective - Berkeley2590 Telegraph Ave(510) 540-7878Jan 5, 10am
Boulder CreekCreekside Wellness12603 Highway 9(831) 338-3840Jan 1
CarmelBig Sur Cannabotanicals26352 Carmel Rancho Lane
CastrovilleHigher Level of Care10665 Merritt Street(831) 453-7180Jan 1
Cathedral CityAtomic Budz68415 Perez Road, Suite AJan 2
Cathedral CityCathedral City Care Collective36633 Cathedral Canyon Drive(760) 832-6417Jan 1
Cathedral CityCathedral City Care Collective North28201 Date Palm Drive(760) 832-6417Jan 1
Cathedral CityCC Releaf68444 Perez Road, Suite H(710) 615-5225Jan 1
Cathedral CityGreen Cross Pharma68730 Summit Drive(760) 832-7194Jan 1
Cathedral CityHOTN Cultivation Co.68945 Vista Chino(760) 832-7614Jan 1
Cathedral CityMother Earth's Farmacy36633 Cathedral Canyon Drive(760) 832-8348Jan 1
Cathedral CityNo Wait Meds68860 Ramon Road(760) 333-1338Jan 1
Cathedral CityOmega Group6803 Ramod Road #103(818) 281-7080Jan 1
Cathedral CityP&S Ventures36380 Bankside DriveJan 1
Cathedral CityWest Coast Cannabis Club68828 Ramon Road(760) 689-2582Jan 1
ClearlakeTriple C Collective14196 Lakeshore Drive(707) 701-4160Jan 5
ClearlakeLakeside Herbal Solution4345 Mullen Ave(707) 994-3721Jan 12, 10am
CotatiMercy Wellness7950 Redwood Drive, Suite 8(707) 795-1600Jan 2, 10am
Crows LandingBynate Cooperative21931 Highway 33UnknownUnknown
Del Rey Oaks (Monterey)Monterey Bay Alternative Medicine800 Portola Drive(831) 393-2500Jan 1
Desert Hot SpringsBrown Dog Health & Wellness66595 Pierson Blvd(760) 417-4301Jan 5, 9am
Desert Hot SpringsDesert Hot Springs Wellness66321 Pierson BlvdJan 16
Desert Hot SpringsDeserts Finest12106 Palm Drive(833) GET-KUSHJan 1
Desert Hot SpringsGreen Pearl64949 Mission Lakes Boulevard(760) 894-3146Jan 1
EmeryvilleEast Bay Therapeutics3620 San Pablo Ave
EurekaEcocann306 F Street(707) 572-0850Jan 1
EurekaHumboldt County Collective1670 Myrtle Ave, Suite B(707) 442-2420Jan 2
Fort BraggHerban Legend17875 N. Highway 1(707) 961-0113Jan 12
HaywardGarden of Eden21227 Foothill BlvdJan 1
HaywardWe Are Hemp913 East Lewelling Blvd(510) 276-2628Jan 5
HoplandEmerald Pharms13771 S. Highway 101(707) 669-4819Jan 1, 10am
LaytonvilleArtifact Nursery44650 Highway 101, Suite F(707) 984-8482Jan 5, 10am
Los Angeles (Maywood)Cookies5815 Maywood Avenue(310) 593-9908Jan 16
Los Gatos Santa Cruz Mountain Herbs22990 Highway 17(408) 353-1717Jan 1, 11am
MendocinoSol de Mendocino / Love In It10470 Lansing Street(707) 937-3123Jan 1, 11am
ModestoEmpire Health & Wellness4725 Yosemite Blvd(209) 549-9068Jan 18
ModestoThe Genezen Project485 Bitritto WayUnknown
ModestoThe Healing Flower1060 Reno Ave, Suite D(209) 577-1660Jan 13
ModestoNRC Holistic5272 Jerusalem Court, Suite D(209) 322-5129Jan 5
ModestoThe Peoples Remedy1350 Lone Palm Ave(209) 735-2107Jan 10
Mount ShastaThe Cypress Group407 Berry StreetJan 1
Mount ShastaElevate Shasta Wellness401 Berry Street(949) 212-0055Jan 1
Mount ShastaMount Shasta Patients Collective408 South Mt. Shasta Blvd.(530) 926-6337Jan 1
OaklandBlum Oakland578 West Grand Ave(510) 338-3632Jan 1, 10am
OaklandHarborside Health Center1840 Embarcadero(888) 994-2726Jan 1, 6am
OaklandOakland Community Partners1776 Broadway(510) 835-2151Jan 18
OaklandPurple Heart415 4th Street(510) 625-7877Jan 1
Palm SpringsDesert Organic Solutions19486 Newhall Street(760) 288-4000Jan 1, 9am
Palm SpringsPalm Springs Safe Access1247 Gene Autry Trail(760) 322-3314Jan 1
Palm SpringsPSA Organica400 E. Sunny Dunes Road(760) 778-1053Jan 12
Richmond7 Stars Holistic Healing Center3288 Pierce Street (Pacific East Mall)(510) 527-7827Jan 9, 10am
RichmondHolistic Healing Collective155501 San Pablo Ave(510) 275-3365Jan 1, 10am
Rio VistaDelta Roots Collective21 Richard Brann DriveUnknown
Rio VistaRio Vista Farms11 Richard Brann Drive(833) 424-4283Unknown
RiverbankPacafi Cooperative 2213 Patterson RoadUnknown
Sacramento515 Broadway515 Broadway(844) SAC-WEEDJan 12
SacramentoAbatin Wellness Center2100 29th StreetJan 1
SacramentoAll About Wellness1900 19th Street(916) 454-4327Jan 1
SacramentoAlpine Alternative8112 Alpine AvenueJan 1
SacramentoAlternative Medical Center1220 Blumenfeld DriveJan 1
SacramentoCloud 9 Alliance5711 Florin Perkins Road(916) 387-8605Jan 8
SacramentoFlorin Wellness Center1421 47th Ave(916) 706-0563Jan 6
SacramentoGolden Health & Wellness1115 Fee DriveJan 1
SacramentoGreendoor Metro6492 Florin Perkins Road(916) 382-9766Jan 1, 10am
SacramentoCC1016435 Florin Perkins Road(916) 387-6233Jan 9
SacramentoDoctors Orders1704 Main Avenue(916) 564-2112Jan 18
SacramentoHorizon Collective3600 Power Inn Road(916) 455-1931Jan 1
SacramentoHouse of Organics8848 Fruitridge Road(916) 381-3769Jan 12
SacramentoHugs Alternative Care2035 Stockton Blvd(916) 452-3699Jan 9, 9am
SacramentoNorthstar Holistic1236 C Street(916) 476-4344Jan 1
SacramentoRiver City Phoenix1508 El Camino AveJan 1
SacramentoSacramento Community Cannabis2831 Fruitridge Road, Suite EJan 1
SacramentoSouth Sacramento Care Center114 A Otto Circle(916) 393-1820Jan 12
SacramentoSafe Accessible Solutions8125 36th Avenue(916) 386-9840Jan 12
SacramentoTHC Sacramento6666 Fruitridge Road #C(916) 476-4431Jan 12
SacramentoA Therapeutic Alternative3015 H Street(916) 400-3095Jan 1, 9am
SacramentoValley Health Options1421 Auburn BlvdJan 1
SacramentoZen Garden Wellness2201 Northgate Blvd, Suite H(916) 292-8120Jan 12
SalinasEast of Eden514 Work Street
SalinasEmerald Skyway1610 Moffett Street, Suite AJan 2
San Bernardino(Unnamed)100 Hospitality Lane, Suite 2UnknownUnknown
San DiegoEmerald Courtyard3455 Camino Del Rio S
San DiegoBalboa Avenue Cooperative8863 Balboa Ave, Suite EJan 5
San DiegoSDRC San Diego Recreational Cannabis1333 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 1299Unknown
San DiegoTHCSD3703 Camino Del Rio Street(858) 324-2420Jan 1
San DiegoA Green Alternative Cooperative2335 Roll Drive(844) 665-0420Jan 1
San DiegoMankind Cooperative7128 Miramar Road(858) 247-0953Jan 1
San DiegoGolden State Greens Point Loma3452 Hancock(619) 268-8035Jan 1
San DiegoSouthwest Patient Group658 San Ysidro Blvd(619) 663-6337Jan 3, 8am
San DiegoTorrey Holistics10671 Roselle St(858) 558-1420Jan 1
San DiegoUrbn Leaf1028 Buenos Ave(619) 275-2235Jan 1
San FranciscoThe Apothecarium - Castro2029 Market Street(415) 500-2620Jan 6
San FranciscoThe Apothecarium - SoMa527 Howard Street(415) 834-5225Jan 12
San FranciscoBarbary Coast952 Mission Street(415) 243-4400Jan 12, 8am
San FranciscoGrass Roots1077 Post Street(415) 346-4338Jan 6, 8am
San FranciscoThe Green Cross SF 4218 Mission Street(415) 648-4420Jan 6
San FranciscoHarvest off Mission33 29th Street(415) 814-3273Jan 12, 11am
San FranciscoHarvest on Geary4811 Geary Blvd(415) 702-6767Jan 6, 9am
San FranciscoMedithrive1933 Mission Street(415) 562-6334Jan 6, 10am
San FranciscoPure 710SF49 Kearny Street, 3rd floor(415) 654-5275Jan 16
San FranciscoPurple Star MD2520 Mission Street(415) 550-1515Jan 12, 9:30am
San FranciscoReleaf Herbal Cooperative1284 Mission Street(415) 487-0420Jan 6
San FranciscoSffogg211 12th Street(415) 896-4271Jan 12
San FranciscoShambhala Healing2441 Mission Street(415) 970-9333Jan 9, 10am
San FranciscoSparc473 Haight Street(415) 805-1085Jan 12
San JoseAirfield Supply Co.1190 Coleman Ave(408) 320-0230Jan 1, 9am
San JoseBuddy's Cannabis1075 N. 10th Street(408) 298-8837Jan 1, 9am
San JoseCA Collective210 Phelan Avenue(408) 809-4301Jan 1, 9am
San JoseCaliva1695 South 7th St(408) 297-2615Jan 1, 9am
San JoseCanna Culture Collective3591 Charter Park Drive(408) 264-7877Jan 1, 9am
San JoseElemental Wellness985 Timothy Drive(408) 433-3344Jan 1, 9am
San JoseHarborside Health Center1365 North 10th St(888) 994-2726Jan 1, 9am
San JoseNatural Herbal Pain Relief2121 South 10th St(408) 283-9333Jan 1
San JosePurple Lotus752 Commercial St(408) 456-0420Jan 1, 9am
San JoseTheraleaf1014 Timothy DriveJan 1, 9am
San JoseWhite Fire111 Old Tully Road(408) 564-4512Jan 1, 9am
Santa Ana10 Spot Collective3242 S. Halladay Street(800) 836-7768Jan 2
Santa Ana55 OC Collective2911 Tech Center Drive
Santa AnaBud and Bloom1327 St. Gertrude Place(714) 576-2150Jan 2
Santa AnaCookies OC2400 Pullman Street, Unit BJan 1
Santa Ana420 Central420 Central Avenue(714) 540-4420Jan 1, 7am
Santa AnaEvergreen Santa Ana1320 E Edinger Ave(714) 486-1806Jan 2
Santa AnaFrom The Earth3023 South Orange Avenue(657) 444-7336Jan 1, 7am
Santa AnaGreen Rose Green Leaf1325 St. Andrew PlaceJan 1
Santa AnaMedMen OC2141 Wright Street(714) 515-8506Jan 1, 7am
Santa AnaNew Generation3700 W. Segerstrom Ave(657) 900-8200Jan 3, 7am
Santa AnaOC33122 Halladay Street(714) 754-1348Jan 1
Santa AnaPeople's OC2721 Grand Avenue(714) 582-3446Jan 1, 8am
Santa AnaShowGrow Santa Ana1625 E St. Gertrude Place(949) 565-4769Jan 1, 7am
Santa AnaSuper Clinik2525 South Birch Street(714) 557-2050Jan 3
Santa CruzCannaCruz115 Limekiln St(831-420-DABSJan 1
Santa CruzKindPeoples140 Dubois (831) 824-6200Jan 1, 7am
Santa CruzCapitola Healing Association3088 Winkle Ave(831) 475-5506Jan 1
Santa CruzKindPeoples3600 Soquel Ave(831) 471-8562Jan 1
Santa CruzSanta Cruz Veterans Alliance2827 Rodeo Gulch Rd(831) 431-6347Jan 1
Santa Cruz/AptosSanta Cruz Naturals9077 Soquel Drive(831) 688-7266Jan 1
Santa Cruz/SoquelTherapeutic Healthcare Collective5011 Soquel Drive(831) 713-5641Jan 1
Santa Cruz/SoquelTreehouse3651 Soquel Drive(831) 471-8289Jan 1
SeasideHigher Level of Care Seaside310 Amador AvenueUnknown
SebastopolSolful785 Gravenstein Hwy S(707) 596-9040Jan 1
SebastopolSparc Sebastopol6771 Sebastopol Ave(707) 823-4206Jan 1, 10:30am
Shasta Lake530 Cannabis1550 Locust Ave(530) 275-0420Jan 1
Shasta LakeLeave It To Nature5340 Shasta Dave Blvd(530) 691-7199
Shasta LakeThe Queen of Dragons5044 Shasta Dam Blvd(530) 276-9771Jan 1
UkiahCompassionate Heart190 Kuki Lane, #2(707) 462-5100Jan 12
UkiahKure Wellness800 Lake Mendocino(707) 621-5390Jan 1
UkiahRevolution Emporium3081 North State Street(707) 484-0248Jan 1
West Hollywood (Los Angeles)AHHS7828 Santa Monica Blvd(323) 654-8792Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles)LAPCG7213 Santa Monica Blvd(323) 882-6033Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles)MedMen WeHo8208 Santa Monica Blvd(323) 848-7981Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles)Zen Healing West Hollywood8464 Santa Monica Blvd(323) 656-6666Jan 2
West Hollywood (Los Angeles)Zen Healing Collective8464 Santa Monica BlvdJan 2
WoodlakeValley Pure132 Valencia BlvdJan 1

We’re also tracking California’s major cities and noting how they’re handling retail cannabis. Some major cities and counties are allowing and licensing retail stores; others are banning all cannabis companies outright. Our list of major cities starts below the table of pre-licensed retail stores.

Note: Local ordinances often determine opening dates and times. Oakland, for instance, allows 6am openings while in San Jose 9am is the earliest opening time. In West Hollywood, adult-use stores opened on Jan. 2 due to local government rules. Our main piece of advice for those who want to enjoy the excitement: Please call ahead, and confirm your local store’s hours of operation.

Torrey Holistics employees, Matt Sullivan, left, and Taron McElroy, arrange jars of cannabis in San Diego, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. On Thursday, California issued its first batch of business licenses for the state’s upcoming legal marijuana market, setting the stage for sales to begin to adults in January. The first license for recreational retail sales went to Torrey Holistics in San Diego. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)

Top 15 California Cities and Their Laws

Here’s a list of the largest California cities and a few other notable locations.

1. Los Angeles: Allowing retail cannabis stores, but they won’t be licensed by Jan. 1. The first shops are expected to open shortly thereafter. NOTE: Adult-use stores in West Hollywood opened on Jan. 2.

2. San Diego: Retail stores are now open.

3. San Jose: Retail stores are now open.

4. San Francisco: Adult-use stores are expected to be licensed and open around Jan. 5.

5. Fresno: No retail cannabis stores allowed in the city.

6. Sacramento: Retail stores are now open.

Los Angeles OKs Cannabis Regs, Jan. 1 Launch Unlikely

7. Long Beach: Long Beach is currently licensing medical cannabis dispensaries but not adult-use retail stores. The city is drafting an ordinance that could license and regulate adult-use retail stores by June 2018.

8. Oakland: Retail stores are open as of Jan. 1.

9. Bakersfield: No retail cannabis stores allowed in the city.

10. Anaheim: No retail cannabis stores allowed in the city.

11. Santa Ana: Retail stores are now open.

12. Riverside: Currently prohibits all cannabis business.

13. Stockton: The city has approved four medical cannabis dispensaries within the city but is not yet allowing retail adult-use stores. City officials will study the issue and tailor ordinances and regulations in later 2018.

14. San Bernardino: Measure O, which passed in November 2016, authorized the city to regulate both medical and adult-use cannabis. But lawsuits have delayed implementation. Retail stores are likely in the future but probably won’t be open on Jan. 1.

15. Modesto: The Modesto City Council recently voted to allow as many as 10 retail cannabis stores, but it’s unclear when they’ll open.

San Francisco Almost Certainly Won’t Be Selling Cannabis on Jan. 1

Other Municipalities:

Arcata: The city is finalizing its retail cannabis regulations and expects to approved operating permits for two adult-use retail stores–Humboldt Patient Resource Center and Heart of Humboldt–in downtown Arcata, but it’s unclear when those stores will open.

Berkeley: Retail stores are now open.

Cathedral City: Many retail stores are now open. Cathedral City may have the most licensed adult-use retail stores per capita in the entire state.

Crescent City: The city prohibits all cannabis businesses, but is part of a county working group considering new regulations that may allow some form of cannabis commerce in the near future. Look for a proposed new ordinance sometime in 2018.

Eureka: Retail stores are now open.

Los Angeles County: Retail cannabis stores are banned in the unincorporated sections of the county, but one Malibu-based shop, 99 High Tide Collective, has secured a license due to an odd historical footnote.

Orange County: Retail cannabis stores are banned in the unincorporated sections of the county.

Orange County (cities within): Retail stores banned in all OC counties except Santa Ana.

Pomona: All cannabis businesses are banned in the city.

Redding: All cannabis businesses are banned in the city, but nearby Shasta Lake and Mount Shasta both have at adult use stores that are now open.

Santa Barbara: The city has zoned certain districts OK for cannabis retail. No pre-licensed retail businesses yet. Still waiting to hear when the city’s first store will open to adult use customers.

Santa Cruz: Many retail stores are now open.

Santa Monica: The city will license two medical dispensaries but no adult-use retail stores.

Ventura County: Some Ventura County towns (Oxnard, Ojai, Port Hueneme) are allowing new medical cannabis dispensaries to open, but most have prohibited adult-use retail stores.

West Hollywood: The city will issue eight licenses for adult-use retail stores, and a number of them opened on Jan. 2.