I relied on my 15 years of experience as a dedicated cannabis reporter—including stints as Head of Content at High Times and a columnist/frequent contributor at VICE—to identify top contenders among SoCal’s finest flowers, concentrates, topicals, and edibles. Then I reached out to a few leading experts in each field to widen my knowledge base and get hip to new and emerging trends. Still, like any such endeavor, this is a subjective list, and some amazing products didn’t make the cut simply because they’re available in such limited supply.
Did I miss something amazing? Undoubtedly. So please feel free to let me know in the comments or on Twitter (@pot_handbook).
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