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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Northern California, November 2016

November 14, 2016
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Scenic view of Trinidad Head and Humboldt County coast. Northern California.


November 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 Northern California. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the state 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. Caliva

1695 S. 7th St San Jose, CA

Caliva medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose, California

A premier cannabis collective in San Jose, Caliva opened its doors in July of 2015. Its clean, modern aesthetic makes for a comfortable atmosphere, and its high-quality cannabis mixed with its educated staff makes Caliva a top location on Leafly this month.

Index: 95.52

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“The best dispensary throughout time and space! EVERYBODY here is AWESOME, HELLA friendly and SUPER knowledgeable! It’s the cleanest and most organized club I’ll ever visit! Keep up the amazing work!” –munchmeat2015

2. Airfield Supply Co.

1190 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA

Airfield Supply Co. medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose, California

Airfield Supply Co. (formerly South Bay Healing Center) opened its beautiful new location last summer. The boutique-style collective is right near the airport and offers a selection of fine strains, concentrates, edibles, and clones.

Index: 95.48

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“I often consider visiting a dispensary I’ve never been to so I can reap the rewards for being a new patient. Everytime however, I find myself driving back to Airfield instead. There is something about it that keeps my loyalty in check. Perhaps it’s the high quality buds or the professional service they provide. Or maybe it’s the friendly front desk staff that welcomes me. Or maybe it’s the convenience of the location that separates it from other dispensaries. It’s not just some random hole in the wall in the slum side of town. Well for whatever reason, I hope it stays the way it is for a long time.” –SmokemonG0

3. Bloom Room

471 Jessie St Mint Plaza / SOMA San Francisco, CA

Bloom Room medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California

With taxes included on all of their many strains, along with 4 gram eighths and a friendly, inviting environment, what more could you ask for from a cannabis dispensary? The Bloom Room embraces its local community and stands for professionalism within the cannabis industry. Go check out its location when you are in the Bay Area.

Index: 95.38

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“Love the atmosphere, the artwork everywhere is something that makes this spot unique from the other dispos. The buds on the other hand are excellent quality, with a good selection to choose from. I recommend Bloom Room to anyone.” –ecrocetti

4. Purple Star MD

2520 Mission Street San Francisco, CA

Purple Star MD medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California

Appropriately located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, Purple Heart MD drives towards its mission of healing. Its friendly service and quality products all stem from its deep roots in the community, with benefits going towards four distinguished nonprofits from the bay: AGUILAS, the Shanti Project, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, and the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Index: 94.77

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“Best spot in SF. Truly a space full of healers. Always ready to do whatever they can to help customers. Assist in choosing the most appropriate medicine for each individual and offer many awesome discounts. They give a goody bag to each first visit!” –erikaslane

5. Haze Dispensary

1761 Smith Ave. San Jose, CA

Cannabis plant leaves

Haze offers a huge selection of flowers, concentrates, edibles, and healthy clones. It’s locally owned and offers compassionate options for all patients.

Index: 94.1

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“When I first started looking for dispensaries this was the third one I went to. I haven’t felt the need to visit any other dispensary. They have an incredible variety of edibles concentrates and of course flowers. Everyone has been really nice to me.” –MrBear36

6. Berkeley Patients Group

2366 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Patients Group medical marijuana dispensary in Berkeley, California

Berkeley Patients Group has been serving the Bay Area for over 15 years. In addition to medical cannabis, it also offers other life-enhancing services to its patients. Options like massage, acupuncture, educational events, and legal assistance help BPG foster a compassionate community.

Index: 93.93

Last Month: #11

What People are Saying:

“Helpful and expedient service even on a busy Friday night. Excellent facility.” –BathtubShitter

7. Humboldt Patient Resource Center

980 6th Street Arcata, CA

Humboldt Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary in Arcata, California

For more than 16 years HPRC has served Arcata and the surrounding Humboldt area. Its helpful, educated staff will help you find the cannabis that best suits your needs. HPRC can help you get your medical garden started with clones that it produces in its onsite garden. A commitment to safety through lab-tested products only furthers its comforting environment.

Index: 93.71

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“Staff is always welcoming, informative and helpful. Clean jars to properly smell and see the flowers. Always a good variety of strains and…the best looking buds; never disappointed. Harvest dates listed on labels! Good selection of tinctures.” –k707

8. Lux

1859 Little Orchard St. San Jose, CA

Cannabis buds in jars

Lux is a community-oriented dispensary where the primary goal is to advocate a proactive approach to health management by providing a safe environment to dispense affordable medical marijuana. Located in San Jose, California, Lux operates out of The Plant shopping center, offering patients easy access to quality cannabis.

Index: 93.25

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Great place great staff always helpful and the place is nice and clean. I would definitely go back again and again I love all the [strains] that they have and the deals.” –ernieamps

9. Vallejo Holistic Health Center

1516 Napa Street Vallejo, CA

Leafly cannabis buds

VHHC has been serving the Bay Area since 2013, with a large selection of CBD products and top-quality cannabis flowers to chose from. Next time you are in Vallejo, stop by and check it out.

Index: 92.65

Last Month: #13

What People are Saying:

“My first time at VHHC was great. They give you a members ID card so check in is even faster. The staff up front are very friendly, even the security guards. Once I was inside, I was blown away with the selection!! I think they stock almost every mmj product.” –tabayoyon

10. Medithrive

San Francisco, CA

Medithrive Medical Marijuana Dispensary Northern California Leafly List

Jaw-dropping design and an above-and-beyond customer experience set this SF dispensary apart. High-res screens set up around the room showcase products as well as beautiful photography, “floating flowers” are displayed in glass cases across the open floor plan, and patients are able to examine their medicine under a microscope prior to purchasing.

Index: 92.58

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“Great experience! Very unique open floor layout feels a lot like an Apple store with bud geniuses available to help. The bud was great…location was great…and the staff was really great! Thanks guys!” –mrfingg

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*The November 2016 Leafly List uses customer service metrics from October 2016

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