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Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Dispensaries in British Columbia, December 2016

December 15, 2016
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December 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 British Columbia, Canada. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the territory 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. Okanagan Cannabinoid Therapy – Kelowna

Kelowna, BCCA

Starbuds Medical Marijuana Dispensary East Kelowna British Columbia - Leafly List

OCT focuses on providing a warm, welcoming environment that showcases unique products and caters to the needs of their individual patients. Products are lab-tested prior to reaching the shelves, and budtenders are focused on sharing their wealth of knowledge with customers.

Index: 96.23

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“Really nice inside, clean, respectful, and smells very nice! Does not reek like bud when you walk in. Very fast sign-up if you qualify. Quality of service seems very high. Would definitely return or recommend to a friend.” —ninjasticks

2. Okanagan Cannabinoid Therapy – Penticton

Penticton, BCCA

Starbuds Penticton Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Penticton British Columbia - Leafly List

OCT focuses on providing a warm, welcoming environment that showcases unique products and caters to the needs of their individual patients. Products are lab-tested prior to reaching the shelves, and budtenders are focused on sharing their wealth of knowledge with customers.

Index: 95.85

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“Love going into this shop, always greeted at the door, everyone’s always smiling and there’s ALWAYS great product and variety. It’s cool when there’s contests you can enter. Highly recommended. :)” —M0untainMama

3. Starbuds – Kelowna

Kelowna, BC Canada

Starbuds Kelowna British Columbia Canada Medical Marijuana Dispensary Leafly List

Starbuds’s Kelowna location offers a wide variety of cannabis, featuring everything from budget bud to top-shelf nugs alongside plenty of tinctures, edibles, topicals, and more.

Index: 95.21

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Great favorite place to go. Great stuff Great staff and quality is awesome.” —Manderz8484

4. Tilray

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Tilray medical cannabis producer in British Columbia, Canada

Tilray’s dedication to cultivating and delivering the benefits of medical cannabis safely and reliably is what sets it apart. (Note: Tilray is owned by Privateer Holdings, the parent company of Leafly.) The team consists of PhDs, botanists, and master horticulturists that are constantly pushing the envelope of medical cannabis research. Tilray’s constant eye on optimizing the patient’s experience coupled with its diverse strain catalog make it one of the top licensed producers in Canada.

Index: 94.23

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“Excellent service and quick delivery. Finest quality products…love [the] CBD oil.” —ficklepop

5. MMJ Total Health Care

3004B 31st Street Vernon, British Columbia

MMJ Total Health Care medical marijuana dispensary in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Considered one of the best access points for cannabis in the Okanagans, MMJTHC incorporates education and a professional approach to providing compassionate care to its patients. Its extensive menu includes a variety of dried cannabis flower, including high-CBD strains and other products like oils, extracts, and its in-house topicals line, Skynn Inc. MMJTHC also offers shipping throughout Canada.

Index: 93.73

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“I was recommended to MMJ by a friend, and tried them out online first. Customer service is top shelf, they’re very knowledgeable about the product, and seem to love what they’re doing.” —BunionSandwich

6. Medicanna – Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC CA

Medicanna Dispensary British Columbia Leafly List

Reviewers love Medicanna’s Nanaimo location, and rave about the knowledgeable and personable staff who take the time to get to know their customers. Convenient hours (they’re open on holidays!), reasonable prices, and a large selection of quality products lock in Medicanna’s spot on this month’s Leafly List.

Index: 93.54

Last Month: #51

What People are Saying:

“Great knowledgeable and very personable service. I have recommended it to many friends and have signed some up as well.” —Terri69

7. Farmacy – Victoria

3055 A. Scott St. Victoria, British Columbia

Farmacy - Victoria medical marijuana dispensary in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Farmacy in Victoria recently launched nationwide shipping, so now you can experience its cannabis and customer service no matter where in Canada you live. Check out the Farmacy’s menu and see what the buzz is about.

Index: 93.41

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“Farmacy-Victoria’s staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their products which are high quality. More than once the the budtender has steered me in the right direction of a particular product that helped me to better cope with chronic nerve pain.” —stonedsoulpicnic

8. Cloud Nine Victoria

778 Fort St. Victoria, British Columbia

Cloud Nine medical marijuana dispensary in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Cloud Nine in Victoria is a modern dispensary with a comfortable atmosphere. Its central location makes it a convenient stop, and its potent flowers will keep you coming back. Stop by and chat with Cloud Nine’s professional staff.

Index: 92.6

Last Month: #20

What People are Saying:

“5 stars all around! Always great service [and] friendly staff! And the product is excellent!” —Echo12

9. THC The Healing Center

Vancouver, BC CA

The Healing Center Dispensary British Columbia Leafly List

The Healing Center isn’t just a pretty face, though it is a decidedly beautiful boutique. While most reviewers seem to appreciate the modern aesthetic, they’re even more excited about THC’s great products, attentive staff, and reasonable prices, making this luxurious dispensary a force to be reckoned with.

Index: 92.47

Last Month: #13

What People are Saying:

“I can’t say enough good things about this dispensary. Clean and well lit, you won’t feel shady picking up your medicine. Product knowledge is high, and staff are friendly. The meds are high quality, and the prices are low to average.” —Jonnyginger

10. Sunrise Wellness Foundation – Broadway

258 W Broadway Vancouver, BC

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Quality control is a major focus at Sunrise Wellness, where you can always count on cannabis completely free from molds, mildew, insect damage, harmful pesticides, and heavy metals. With such an impressively stringent screening process, this Vancouver dispensary not only ensures the consistent top-shelf quality of its products, it also leads the industry by example.

Index: 92.43

Last Month: #21

What People are Saying:

“Best dispensary in Vancouver, has the best meds. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable.  Sunrise is super fast when it comes to mail orders. Flowers are top notch. Thanks again.” —buddystix

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*The December 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from November 2016

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