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The Leafly Buyer’s Guide to Southern California Cannabis Edibles

Published on February 16, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020

The Leafly Buyer’s Guide provides a curated editorial list of top cannabis product picks on the market now, chosen by local experts in each region.

1) Good Stuff Tonics: Kombucha

(Courtesy of The Good Stuff)

Based in: San Diego

Mixing the proven therapeutic benefits of cannabis and the healing probiotic properties of kombucha gives Good Stuff Tonics a unique niche in the sometimes saturated California edibles market. All three of their drinks are low in sugar, 100% organic, and GMO-free. The Crimson Root Kombucha delivers 100 milligrams of THC via a solvent-free cannabis oil, plus beet juice, orange juice, and ginger.

Three places to find it: Mankind Cooperative in San Diego; Southwest Patient Group in San Diego; The Kind Center in Los Angeles

2) Marigold Sweets: Milk Chocolate Peanut Cremes

(Courtesy of Marigold Sweets)

Based in: Los Angeles

Step up your edibles game with an offering from Marigold Sweets, the long-running high-end cannabis chocolate company from Vanessa Lavorato, co-host of Bong Appetit, Viceland’s popular cannabis cooking show. Mixing solvent-free organic outdoor cannabis with top quality Fair Trade chocolate, Marigold Sweets’ Milk Chocolate Peanut Cremes are filled with rich peanut butter and a crunchy peanut center, and come in two tiers of potency for easy dosing.

Two places to find it: Cornerstone Research Collective in Eagle Rock; Eaze (Statewide delivery)

3) Topanga Harvest: Red Velvet Muffins

(Courtesy of Topanga Harvest)

Based in: Topanga Canyon

From one of Los Angeles’s famous hidden hippie canyons comes a cannabis edibles company squarely focused on making the best infused muffins possible. Their savory to sweet continuum stretches from Apple Cinnamon to Red Velvet, plus seasonal options like Pumpkin Spice. All muffins are available in two dosage levels (either 35 or 50 milligrams of THC), and are made with cannabis-infused organic coconut oil.

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Three places to find it:Apothecary in Los Angeles; Evergreen in Santa Ana; Temecula Holistic Health in Temecula

4) To Whom It May: Cherry Cayenne Bon Bon

(Courtesy of To Whom It May)

Based in: Los Angeles

Looking for an edible that can hold its head high next to the fanciest confectionary, at a THC dosage level that won’t scare off even new users? To Whom It May’s line of meticulously hand-crafted cannabis chocolates has something for everyone, whether you like your indulgences in the form of a Smoked Almond Butter Truffle or a Cherry Cayenne Bon Bon. Try the sampler pack of all four flavors to find your favorite.


Two places to find it: Goddess Delivers (overnight statewide, same-day in Los Angeles); Bud and Bloom in Santa Ana;

5) Fruit Slabs: Grandaddy Grape Fruit Leather

(Courtesy of Fruit Slabs)

Based in: Southern California

All natural fruit leather infused with high quality THC extracts, Fruit Slabs are made from 100% vegan ingredients and organic fruits. Each individual slab is dosed at 100 milligrams of THC and comes in its own resealable pouch. So forget about candy and gummies, this is true fruit leather in four flavors: OG Mango, Mango Maui Wowie, Grandaddy Grape, and Tropical Haze.

Three places to find it: The Higher Path in Los Angeles; Bud and Bloom in Santa Ana; Universal Collective in Studio City

6) Dr. Norm’s: Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Courtesy of Dr. Norm’s Chocolate Chip Cookies)

Based in: Los Angeles

The siblings that started Dr. Norm’s were raised by a doctor (their father) and a gifted baker (their mother), so they decided to combine both vocations into a company that makes cookies infused with cannabis. Delicious and precisely dosed, their tasty, crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies are available in three strengths so you can adjust your dose accordingly and still satisfy your sweet tooth (without going overboard).

Three places to find it: Strain Balboa Caregivers in Chatsworth; Reseda Discount Caregivers in Reseda; 420 Central in Santa Ana

7)Mary Jane Juice Co: Coconut Water

(Courtesy of Mary Jane Juice Co.)

Based in: Los Angeles

Want to quench your cotton mouth in high style while ingesting additional cannabis at the same time? Then what could be better than one of Mary Jane Juice Co’s refreshing beverages, particularly their organic Coconut Water, which is infused with 50 milligrams of THC. Or perhaps try a slightly more adventurous option, like Strawberry Basil or Watermelon. 

Three places to find it: Apothecary in Los Angeles; Venice Alternative Healing Center in Venice; Foothill Wellness Center in Tujunga

8) Zendo Edibles: Infused Peanut Butter

(Courtesy of Zendo)

Based in: Southern California

With a focus on sourcing the highest quality and most sustainable ingredients, Zendo Edibles produces a line of artisanal quality healthy edibles that will appeal to those who see cannabis as part of an overall wellness-focused lifestyle. And oh yeah, they taste great—from the Spicy Honey and Sea Salt Almonds (100 milligrams THC per 1.5 ounce package) to the Infused Peanut Butter (50 milligrams of THC per 1 oz. package).

Three places to find it: 678 Meds (Delivery) in Laguna Niguel; Evergreen in Santa Ana; Universal Collective in Los Angeles

9) Kaneh Co: S’mores Brownies

(Courtesy of Kaneh Co.)

Based in: Southern California

A family owned bakery specializing in cannabis-infused edibles, Kaneh Co. utilizes only the finest ingredients, and laboratory tests all of their handcrafted goods to ensure quality and consistency. Their S’mores Brownie takes the classic cannabis brownie and elevates it with a Graham cracker crust, a dark chocolate ganache, and lightly charred marshmallows.

Three places to find it: LAPCG in West Hollywood; Buddha Healing Center in Garden Grove; Circle of Hope in Los Angeles

10) Miss Mary Jane’s Edibles: Churro Whoopie Pie

(Courtesy of Miss Mary Jane’s Edibles)

Based in: Southern California

The founder of Miss Mary Jane’s Edibles started out making cannabis-infused treats to help her husband treat his PTSD symptoms. Everything they produce is still handmade, only now in a certified kitchen using CO2 cannabis oil extracted from top shelf indica/hybrid strains. The Churro Whoopi Pie (100 milligrams of THC) is two cinnamon cannabis cakes joined together with a cinnamon cream cheese cannabis buttercream.

Three places to find it: La Brea Collective in Los Angeles; Reseda Discount Caregivers in Reseda; Greenwolf in Los Angeles

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David Bienenstock
David Bienenstock
Veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock is the author of "How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High" (2016 - Penguin/Random House), and the co-host and co-creator of the podcast "Great Moments in Weed History with Abdullah and Bean." Follow him on Twitter @pot_handbook.
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