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

June 15, 2017


Summer 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. Hemp and Wellness

Vernon, BC CA

(Courtesy of Hemp and Wellness)

Hemp and Wellness takes a truly holistic approach to health, offering on-site reiki, reflexology, craniosacral therapy, and massage, as well as high-quality cannabis flower, concentrates, and edibles. Reviewers on Leafly are quick to mention that the staff at Hemp and Wellness are some of the most caring, welcoming, and friendly people in town.

Index: 94.26

What to Buy: Tyson from Hemp and Wellness

What People Are Saying:

“Great location fantastic knowledgeable staff … always have what I am looking for. Great daily deals and amazing selection.”—cory8p

2. Starbuds – Kelowna

Kelowna, BC Canada

Starbuds Kelowna British Columbia Canada Medical Marijuana Dispensary Leafly List

(Courtesy of Starbuds)

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: 93.09

What to Buy: Blueberry Lambsbread from Starbuds

What People Are Saying:

“I absolutely love the service, and friendly staff. Products are quick to purchase and the quality is superb.”—Skysthelimit022

3. 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: 92.45

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

What People Are Saying:

“Amazing people in an amazing location! Right in downtown Victoria and a half hour from my place makes this place ideal. The staff is very knowledgeable and refreshingly friendly. An absolute must for anyone looking for a personable dispensary!”—Harmee

4. 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: 90.89

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What People Are Saying:

“I’m a huge fan of these guys. Very quick to respond to emails, and the customer service is amazing! Good quality bud too. Highly recommend this dispensary!”—Dethmetaljunkie

5. Ross’s Gold – Kelowna

Kelowna, BC CA

Ross's Gold Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Kelowna BC Leafly List Spring 2017

(Courtesy of Ross’s Gold)

New to the Kelowna area, Ross’s Gold is committed to providing local patients with the best medical cannabis while keeping them informed about the latest industry innovations. Patients are impressed with their large selection and helpful staff, and it’s completely normal to be a little bit blown away by how beautiful the place is.

Index: 90.42+

Also Featured In: Outcast to Entrepreneur: Olympic Champion Ross Rebagliati’s Cannabis Redemption

What People Are Saying:

“It was my first time ever to a Dispensary and Ross’ Gold not only met but exceeded my expectations. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and what a variety to choose from. I am very happy about my experience, as well as the products i purchased. I will be sure to return and tell my friends.”—Christine124

6. 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: 90.42+

What People Are Saying:

“Definitely the friendliest group of people you will ever meet. Always with a welcome heart they will medicate you up sooo nicely. Widest selection ever from the dankest flower to the strongest concentrates! Best dispensary ever? I think so!”—ManonTharoof

7. 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: 89.7

What People Are Saying:

“Best dispensary around. The staff are all helpful and knowledgeable. Great selection of edibles. Won’t go anywhere else.”—sashcrash

8. Starbuds – North Kamloops

Kamloops, BC CA

Starbuds North Kamloops Medical Marijuana Dispensary Leafly List Spring 2017

(Courtesy of Starbuds)

Starbuds in North Kamloops is committed to helping medical marijuana patients find the relief they’re looking for. Reviewers appreciate the clean and inviting storefront, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and convenient location.

Index: 89.12

What People Are Saying:

“I love how bright and clean the shop is, very inviting. Such a friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff. Love the selection and prices, and the daily deals!”—kellyballz

9. Buds and Leaves – Victoria

732 Tyee Road Victoria, British Columbia

(Courtesy of Buds and Leaves)

Buds & 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: 88.22

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

10. 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: 88.18

What People Are Saying:

“Always a pleasure to visit the Sunrise guys, such knowledgeable and friendly gentlemen! Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for quality product and customer service.”—moanori23

11. 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: 87.02

Also Featured In: The 24 Best Dispensaries to Visit With Your Mom

What People Are Saying:

“Super great staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Love the fact that they donate ATM fees collected to certain charity fundraisers for health. Quality products. They are not a fly by night dispensary just cashing in. Thanks guys!”–Carina223

12. The Healing Company

West Kelowna, BC CA


The Healing Company’s friendly and knowledgeable staff are committed to helping each of their patients find solutions that work best for their individual needs. Open seven days a week in West Kelowna, this comfortable spot is a local gem.

Index: 86.99

What People Are Saying:

“clean environment, professionally run, super friendly staff!!! came here because of a good review and was not disappointed! will definitely be a returning customer”—shakeandbakesalot

13. Karuna Health Foundation Featuring Metta Lounge

3636 W. 4th Ave Vancouver, BCCA

Karuna Health Foundation Featuring Metta Lounge medical cannabis dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia

Karuna Health Foundation featuring the Metta Lounge is on West 4th in a state-of-the-art facility designed by renowned interior designers and architects. With big-screen satellite TV, video games, and surround sound stereo you are sure to find an excuse to take a seat at the bar.

Index: 86.9

Also Featured In: The 24 Best Dispensaries to Visit With Your Mom

What People Are Saying:

“I truly believe that this is the best location in Vancouver, Canada. The place is clean, in a nice neighborhood and has a Dab Bar :). The selection is amazing too. Definitely a must see in Cannabis Shop…”—rmontaguem

14. Karuna Health Foundation

Vancouver, BC CA

Karuna Health Foundation medical cannabis dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia

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: 85.79

What People Are Saying:

“Love Karuna! By far the best dispensary I have been to. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and take the time to find the perfect strain/product for you. It’s a great place to go and relax in the comfy chairs and meet new people, especially at the Victoria location where there is always something going on (Frankie the dachshund!!). Their daily deals are also a great incentive. Thanks Karuna!”—VanRach

15. The Herbal Health Centre

46-100 Kalamalka Lake Road Alpine Centre Vernon, BC

The Herbal Health Centre medical marijuana dispensary in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

The Herbal Health Centre is focused on alternative medicine and believes in educating its patients to help them access the highest quality cannabis to emphasize wellness. Its menu boasts over 30 strains of flower, plus edibles, concentrates, topicals, and more. It also offers nationwide mail order to secure your meds throughout Canada.

Index: 85.78

What People Are Saying:

“Would highly recommend this dispensary to anybody ! Very welcoming atmosphere, with super friendly and helpful staff , who went above and beyond to make our experience there an awesome time , they had a lot of knowledge on all of the product and they were super honest. I love that they cook their edibles in house so they know what is going into their patients products! Of all the dispensaries me and my girlfriend visited on our trip to B.C. this was by far our favorite. We even extended our trip an extra day to make a stop before we went home, and will definitely plan another trip just to go here! Thanks Herbal Health!” –Danthecarpenter

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