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

October 17, 2016
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October 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 – Penticton

Penticton, BCCA

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

Throughout its various locations, OCT (formerly Starbuds) is first and foremost about customer support, whether that means helping new patients navigate the tricky waters of the current Canadian medical marijuana scene or recommending alternatives to opiates for specific medical conditions. Customers at the Penticton location love the carefully curated menu and friendly faces behind the counter.

Index: 96.42

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“Really awesome and friendly staff, great products that work wonders.” –Sirhammerlock420

2. Okanagan Cannabinoid Therapy – Kelowna

Kelowna, BCCA

Starbuds Medical Marijuana Dispensary East Kelowna British Columbia - Leafly List

Throughout its various locations, OCT (formerly Starbuds) is first and foremost about customer support, whether that means helping new patients navigate the tricky waters of the current Canadian medical marijuana scene or recommending alternatives to opiates for specific medical conditions. Customers at the Kelowna location love the depth of knowledge provided time and again by the team.

Index: 95.79

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“Great store, very helpful staff, all around very satisfied with the experience. Top notch product as well.” –SJD93

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: 95.44

Last Month: #5**

What People are Saying:

“I made my first visit to StarBuds this morning and was pleasantly surprised with the level of knowledge and professionalism this location provides. This was the second club I had ever been to and let me tell you; yes, the grass is greener on the other side! I cannot express enough the appreciation I have for the individual working, who took the time to go over all products and procedures of the store and inform me on the samples/contests available, as well as answer every question I had…I will be back.” –AceRizzo

4. 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: 94.71

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Super informative staff, best selection of medicine I have ever seen. Very clean, open and welcoming shop. A must visit!” –dirtydawg

5. 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: 93.0

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“I have only made 2 orders, but am 100℅ satisfied. I have nothing but good [things] to say. Product is amazing, shipping is fast and discreet and the phone support was helpful and resolved my issues promptly.” –SativaMan1

6. Karuna Health Foundation

4510 Victoria Dr. Vancouver, British Columbia

Karuna Health Foundation medical marijuana dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Karuna Health Foundation believes that its members deserve the highest quality medicine at the most affordable prices. The location strives to help improve the quality of life for its patients and offer peace of mind through safe, affordable access to cannabis. It offers delivery and has a licensed naturopathic doctor onsite if you need to consult with a medical professional.

Index: 92.59

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“Awesome service. will use again.” –potcargo

7. Farm Dispensary

Vancouver, BC CA

Farm Dispensary Medical Marijuana in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Leafly List

Quality and affordability characterize Farm Dispensary’s mission statement. The Vancouver dispensary, located on East Hastings, carries a product selection geared toward addressing everything from insomnia to ADHD.

Index: 91.89

Last Month: #28

What People are Saying:

“I visit the Farm weekly. It’s 1 block from my place and located in beautiful Gastown, Vancouver. They are socially conscious, and support the diverse community it’s situated in. The employees are SO friendly and always share a good laugh with me.” –JohnnyBass

8. The Village Dispensary

Vancouver, BC CA

The Village Dispensary Medical Marijuana in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Leafly List

The Village Dispensary is characteristic of B.C.’s thriving medical cannabis scene; a focus on showcasing artisan growers and medible makers gives the product selection a “craft” feel, and patients benefit from personalized service that emphasizes overall wellness rather than short-term treatment of symptoms.

Index: 91.51

Last Month: #39

What People are Saying:

“I was visiting from Colorado and stopped in to acquire some product. Andrea was super helpful and the selection and quality was top notch. A very professionally run operation.” –ColoradoEd

9. MediCanna

3673 East Hastings St Vancouver, British Columbia

MediCanna medical marijuana dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MediCanna is centered around providing the highest-quality cannabis flower and derivative products with a particular focus on pain relief and management. The clinic strives to make the referral process as smooth as possible, offering free consultations and appointments with an in-house doctor.

Index: 91.43

Last Month: #29

What People are Saying:

“Superb quality extracts available. I recommend to cure the buds after buying them. I always buy the Death Bubba and think it turns out great with a week or so curing.” –Sapperton_Kush

10. Canna Clinic Medicinal Society – Nelson

619 C Front St. Nelson, British Columbia

Large jars full of cannabis buds

Canna Clinic is one of Canada’s leading providers of cannabis products and accessories, and is committed to providing safe access to high-quality medical marijuana for all patients and members.

Index: 91.16

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“We have upwards of 8 dispensaries in our small city, 3 of which I frequent. Canna Clinic is always my first one I check as the staff there are greatly helpful, friendly and professional.” –powderh0und

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*The October 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from September 2016

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