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Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Dispensaries in British Columbia, Fall 2017

September 15, 2017


Fall 2017

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every quarter. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in British Columbia. 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. Cloud Nine Victoria

778 Fort St. Victoria, British Columbia

(Courtesy of Cloud Nine)

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 for more.

Index: 95.08

What to Buy: Death Bubba Live Budder from Cloud Nine Victoria

What People Are Saying:

“Such a professional and exquisite experience. The staff were extremely helpful and well educated on what was most beneficial for me.” —Cnicast

2. Starbuds – Aldergrove

Aldergrove, BC CA

(Courtesy of Starbuds Aldergrove)

Starbuds Aldergrove is committed to clearing up the confusion surrounding cannabis while helping patients find relief. This welcoming dispensary is known for its vast selection of delectable edibles, but those looking for flower, concentrates, or topicals will surely be impressed, too.

Index: 93.84

What to Buy: CBD Infused Rose + Mint Bath Bomb from Organa

What People Are Saying:

“Excellent location, a nice clean and warm atmosphere. Extremely knowledgeable, kind and friendly staff, signup was quick. Jamie was my budtender, very honest, friendly and helpful with excellent suggestions. By far, one of the largest selections of high quality products I’ve seen. Will most definitely be back very soon!!” —CorkyG

3. MMJ Total Health Care

3004B 31st Street Vernon, British Columbia

(Courtesy of MMJ Total Health Care)

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: 93.76

What to Buy: Critical Kush flower from MMJ Total Healthcare

Also Featured In: Leafly List Winners of 2016

What People Are Saying:

“I recently became an MMJ patient, I live in Toronto & fill my prescription online. Registration is simple, & the attention they give you from the very beginning is extremely welcoming. Their online shop is easy to navigate, they also have many CBD & THC options that will be sure to fit your needs. Shipping was fast, product is high quality, & I was very happy to see that your medicine comes sealed (which keeps your medicine fresh). I can’t thank MMJ enough for providing me with the medicine I need, & for being so professional. I HIGHLY recommend MMJ to anyone!” —LizWolf

4. Trees Dispensary – Victoria

Victoria, BC CA

(Courtesy of Trees)

The staff members at Trees Dispensary each stay current on the latest cannabis research so that they’re able to help make tailored recommendations to their diverse group of patients. Plus, Trees sources many of their products from Vancouver Island, proving that sustainable, local cannabis is not only possible, but affordable, too.

Index: 92.88

What People Are Saying:

“This is a beautiful dispensary located in the heart of downtown Victoria. I was amazed at their huge product selection. Originally stopped by for some indica flower, I also ended up walking away with some wonderful smelling topical THC balm as well as capsules. The staff was extremely friendly as well as fully knowledgeable about the wide product range. Will be getting a bath bomb next time 🙂 highly recommend trying this dispensary out, it will quickly become your favorite!” —TerpeneQueen27

5. Starbuds – Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm, BC CA

(Courtesy of Starbuds Salmon Arm)

There’s something for everyone at this Salmon Arm dispensary. Rotating daily deals ensure that all sorts of cannabis preferences are catered to. Not sure what you prefer? The team of knowledgeable and friendly staff are there to help newcomers and seasoned consumers alike expand their horizons while also honing in on the perfect cannabis strains and products for almost any situation.

Index: 92.84

What People Are Saying:

“Amazing service and an amazing staff make this dispensary very professional and helpful in every way a dispensary should. Lots of different products and options to make sure everyone is satisfied. A+” —Jaqoverjill

6. The Stoneman Clinic

Kelowna, BC CA

(Courtesy of Stoneman Clinic)

The Stoneman Clinic works closely with doctors and licensed facilities to ensure that they carry a selection of products that can be enjoyed by a diverse array of patients. Those looking for high-CBD strains, high-THC strains, and everything in between might consider stopping by the Stoneman Clinic to talk to one of their compassionate staff members and get started on their healing journey.

Index: 92.28

What People Are Saying:

“Best dispensary in Kelowna hands down. They always have the best selection of different strains and are always fast with their service, it’s easy to drop in quickly and get everything you need to smoke all in one stop!” —Thomasm26

7. Nelson Potorium

Nelson, BC CA

(Courtesy of Nelson Potorium)

This modern, welcoming dispensary serves both walk-in and mail-order patients. The Nelson Potorium upholds strict product testing standards that result in consistent, reliable products.  Though they specialize in high-CBD strains, those looking for higher-THC products will leave happy, too.

Index: 92.12

What People Are Saying:

“Excellent selection of edibles, oils and neat stuff outside of just bud. Rivals the best dispensaries in the greater Vancouver area for product and the shop is the nicest I’ve been in.” —lhart

8. THC The Healing Center

Vancouver, BC CA

The Healing Center Dispensary British Columbia Leafly List

(Courtesy of The Healing Center)

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, which combine to make this luxurious dispensary a force to be reckoned with.

Index: 91.92

What People Are Saying:

“Very clean and friendly environment , hands down best place in town! I just started coming here and I gotta say the staff are awesome and are always more then happy to help you figure out what you are looking for, and have the best deals! I always look forward to my next visit! 10/10” —Sirdabzalot36

9. Green Leaf RX – Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm, BC CA


Greenleaf Rx keeps a variety of products in stock for the people of Salmon Arm and the surrounding area, giving newcomers and seasoned consumers the chance to try a variety of strains and delivery methods before discovering what they like best. Their large selection coupled with their reasonable prices and pleasant staff have solidified their place on this quarter’s Leafly List.

Index: 91.8

What People Are Saying:

“Fantastic place, staff is always very welcoming. Large selection & variation of product between plant & concentrates. Lots of info on variations & the knowledgable staff is more than willing to help find your individual needs if you’re unsure.” —Laamb

10. The Healing Tree Dispensary

Vancouver, BC CA

(Courtesy of The Healing Tree)

This Vancouver dispensary has a variety of programs designed to ensure that its members receive deep discounts on a variety of products. Their rewards system reflects the wants and needs of the community and changes often, and their daily deals and new patient specials ensure that no one is left out. Not in Vancouver? Don’t worry, the Healing Tree ships nationally.

Index: 91.56

What People Are Saying:

“They’re fast, friendly, knowledgeable, and have a great variety of strains, edibles, and oils. This is definitely the spot to go!” —gfjensen

11. Monashee Mountain Medicine

Vernon, BC CA


Monashee Mountain Medicine understands that cannabis can be complicated, so they go the extra mile to ensure that each patient they serve feels comfortable and confident with their decisions. Instead of rushing people through a transaction, the compassionate and knowledgeable staff at this Central Okanagan dispensary take their time with patients in order to help them find the best possible products.

Index: 91.28

What People Are Saying:

“Nice friendly owners and Lisa at the front desk is always an absolute delight. They always have the answers to any questions I ask all in all just a place that makes you feel warm and welcome. They always make sure to take good care of the clients. It’s our go to shop.” —jessicacassidy

12. Kelowna Compassion Society

Kelowna, BC CA

Kelowna Compassion Society Medical Marijuana dispensary leafly list 2017 spring

(Courtesy of Kelowna Compassion Society)

At the Kelowna Compassion Society, patients aren’t hurried through the transaction process. Instead, they’re invited to relax in the newly renovated lounge and attend ‘Ganja Yoga’ classes, which are offered twice per day and include a pre-yoga vaping session.

Index: 90.92

What People Are Saying:

“Very comfortable and relaxing, friendly. Love the environment this place has, the chill lounge really separates other dispensarys for this one 💯👌” —Connerag123

13. Sunrise Wellness Foundation – Broadway

258 W Broadway Vancouver, BC

Cannabis buds being held

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: 90.72

What People Are Saying:

“I’ve ordered through quite a few mail order dispensaries, but they all paled in comparison to the amazing and friendly service of Sunrise Wellness. Their CBD products are half the price of other dispensaries which is amazing as CBD has benefited me in many amazing ways. I am incredibly excited to place my first order with them.” —PTSD-Survivor

14. Buds and Leaves – Victoria

732 Tyee Road Victoria, British Columbia

(Courtesy of Buds and Leaves)

Buds and Leaves has a mission to carefully curate the best selection of cannabis products that its members will love. Its menu boasts a range of options for flower, edibles, tinctures, shatter, and more. The knowledgeable budtenders are friendly, approachable, and eager to help find the perfect product for you!

Index: 90.56+

What People Are Saying:

“By far the best dispensary in Victoria. The staff are professional, friendly and knowledgeable, and the products are only the finest available. They like to support local manufacturers and growers which is fantastic. The selection is not huge as far as flowers, but this means they can be very selective and always rotate fantastic strains. They also carry quality glassware and other accessories. Can’t say enough good things, thanks guys!” —AdamSilvernail

15. Trees Dispensary – Nanaimo

Nanaimo, BC CA


Trees Dispensary is located conveniently in Nanaimo, but many Leafly reviewers say they’d happily travel farther to experience the great deals, fantastic service, and great vibes at this friendly cannabis destination.

Index: 90.56+

What People Are Saying:

“Great dispensary with awesome vibes. The staff is amazing and always friendly and knowledgeable and they always help one to feel both welcome and comfortable. There is always a fantastic selection of strains and other products, couldn’t be happier with this dispensary and would recommend it to everyone :)” —sequoiadragonfly

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*The Fall 2017 Leafly List uses customer service metrics from the three months prior to its month of publication.

** Starbuds – Kelowna (90.68) withheld due to franchise limitations.

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