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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Northern California, Spring 2017

March 15, 2017


Spring 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 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 make Caliva a top location on Leafly this month.

Index: 91.49

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What People Are Saying:

“Nice building and decor, friendly staff who went out of their way to help us patients.” —cheesyme

2. Airfield Supply Co.

1190 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA

Airfield Supply Co. in San Jose, CA

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

Index: 90.2

Also Featured In: Cannabis Regulation in the Wild West: What We Can Learn From San Jose

What People Are Saying:

“I love this place! Very clean environment and the people that work there are so chill and probably the nicest people ever. They will help you with whatever medical marijuana strains you need 🙂 and the service is quick and easy. I also really enjoy going in and seeing the little grow room which is awesomely green :). This dispensary is my main one and hope they stick around for a very long time.”mchief101

3. Purple Star MD

2520 Mission Street San Francisco, CA

Purple Star MD medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California

Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, Purple Heart MD’s mission is healing. Its friendly service and quality products all stem from its deep roots in the community, with some proceeds going towards four distinguished nonprofits in the Bay: AGUILASShanti Project, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, and the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Index: 89.86

What People Are Saying:

“Best Bud, Best Prices, Great Selection, Awesome Staff.” —johndavidfeldmen

4. Harvest on Geary

4811 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA

Harvest medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California

This is not your typical dispensary. Exceptional service, quality, and access to the knowledge necessary to soothe what ails you is the mantra of Harvest. Indulge in an accommodating atmosphere where a love of community and cannabis is readily shared seven days a week.

Index: 89.6

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What People Are Saying:

“Today was the first time that I have ever visited a dispensary. It was an amazingly human experience. I won’t even try another place. No need.” —jcbaleks

5. Urban Pharm – San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Urban Pharm Northern California Leafly List

Many dispensaries strive to create a warm and welcoming environment, but Urban Pharm goes above and beyond. Tasteful steampunk décor, friendly staff, and ongoing events like Karaoke Wednesdays and Comedy Night Thursdays are just a few of the things that make Urban Pharm a real San Francisco treat.

Index: 89.59

Also Featured In: Where to Find the Best Legal Cannabis Lounges

What People Are Saying:

“I’m on a mission to try every disp in SF, and so far UP is my top pick. Walking in feels like you’re walking into a neighborhood bar. Staff is incredibly chill and knowledgeable, I never felt rushed. Selection is great, one of the best. Prices are average. Best part was the lounge, where you can borrow gear to smoke, and my fav, you can dab using their awesome rig. I tried out the $5 dab and it was fire! First time gift of 1g if you spend $40 or more. Will definitely be frequenting this joint. ” —duckphreak

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: 89.58

What People Are Saying:

“Front security is not rude, the ladies at the desk were cool … Very helpful budtenders. First time patient gift is awesome too.” —yalmang

7. 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: 89.28

Also Featured In: Cannabis Regulation in the Wild West: What We Can Learn From San Jose

What People Are Saying:

“Great knowledge about their products. Good prices and deals. Thank you to Steve who is very intuitive and helps me with what I need. ” –dkjolhaug2

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: 89.23

What People Are Saying:

“they are so committed to quality flower with the best price, i cannot seem to think of a better place to come … be on the look for the nicest mid shelf flower with bottom shelf pricing.” –FloralExp

9. 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 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.

Index: 89.22

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What People Are Saying:

“Top notch job….good people good vibes good stuff.” —rondd5

10. 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 ensure you find the cannabis that best suits your needs. HPRC can also help you get your medical garden started with clones produced in its on-site garden. A commitment to safety through lab-tested products only furthers its comforting environment.

Index: 89.05

What People Are Saying:

“I love just walking in … you feel comfortable and welcomed … No question is too simple or too difficult .. the interior of the clinic is well appointed and organized. The staff no matter who helps you all are warm and well informed on all products. Michele is wonderful, as well as the rest of the crew.” —bossvjp

 11. Purple Lotus Patient Center

San Jose, CA

Purple Lotus Dispensary Northern California Leafly List

San Jose medical patients feel appreciated at Purple Lotus, where they enjoy happy hour specials, daily deals, and a convenient same-day pre-order program. Plus, new customers receive a very generous incentive: a free gift on each of their first three visits!

Index: 87.69

What People Are Saying:

“This location is highly recommended … cool staff nice buds!!”—Jboymob9

12. Mount Shasta Patients Collective

Mount Shasta, CA

Mount Shasta Patients Collective Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary Leafly List Spring 2017

Members love Mount Shasta Patients Collective for their extensive selection and community-focused philosophy. The staff at Mount Shasta are always willing to take time with each individual patient to ensure they get exactly what they need no matter how busy the store may be. With rotating daily deals and generous discounts on massages, facials, and other spa treatments, it’s no wonder that Leafly reviewers have good things to say about Mount Shasta.

Index: 86.28

What People Are Saying:

“Great place, great customer service, and awesome prices!”—Mysticjade_2004

13. Green Gold Cultivators

San Andreas, CA

Green Gold Cultivators Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

The level of care and attention that the staff and owners of Green Gold provide to each and every one of their patients is apparent when reading their reviews. Open 363 days a year, Green Gold is committed to offering patients the best care and lowest prices in town. Plus, patients love being able to browse and smell the collection before they buy.

Index: 85.77

What People Are Saying:

“Green Gold truly cares about the needs of its patients. The staff cares more about your health than they do about money. The prices are fair and the quality is always top notch. It is now the only clinic I will go to.”—mjgottselig

14. Sonoma Patient Group

Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma Patient Group Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

The Sonoma Patient Group is committed to providing patients with high-quality, lab-tested, organic cannabis at fair prices. Located in the heart of Sonoma wine country, patients love the large selection (including CBD-rich flower and concentrates), smart and friendly budtenders, and generous new patient specials.

Index: 85.4

What People Are Saying:

“I’ve just had my first visit here. I got my card just a few days ago, and it was my first time at a dispensary of any kind. I was really nervous, but the receptionist lady was very reassuring and nice, and the guy inside helped me pick a few things out. I really liked the atmosphere, there was good music playing and everyone was in good spirits!”—lousea

15. Harvest off Mission

San Francisco, CA

Harvest Off Mission Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

Harvest off Mission is committed to doing things differently, and upon walking into this inviting dispensary, it’s obvious that they’ve succeeded. This trendy and comfortable location works closely with local farmers and artisans to ensure that their patients are able to receive the highest quality local products available. After they’ve found their products, patients can medicate comfortably in the onsite lounge, which is appointed with WiFi, comfortable seating, and a widescreen TV.

Index: 85.3

What People Are Saying:

“Great location and beautiful store! Staff was friendly, especially Robert who was working at the door. I owe him a pink Hundreds hat so we can match next time!”—andreslps

 16. 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center – Richmond

Richmond, CA

Since january 2014, it's allowed to sell and buy cannabis legally in Colorado, USA.

Richmond’s 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center works hard to live up to its stated mission: “Provide great medicine and great service in a friendly, informed and secure environment.” By listening carefully to patients’ unique circumstances and tailoring their service accordingly, the team ensures that every visitor leaves happy with the products they require in tow.

Index: 85.05

What People Are Saying:

“Good selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff.” —DoubleOh

17. Zen Garden Wellness

Sacramento, CA

Zen Garden Wellness Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

Zen Garden Wellness lives up to their name, providing a welcoming and relaxing space for patients to find the medication they seek — whether that’s new hybrids and cultivars or timeless landrace strains.

Index: 84.72

What People Are Saying:

“Awesome staff and KILLER product.”—rideordie824

18. Green Door

San Francisco, CA

Green Door Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017Serving Bay Area patients for over 10 years, the Green Door has established strong relationships with local growers so they’re able to pass on high-quality, affordable cannabis to their patients. Visitors love the large selection of organic products, and reviewers rave about the onsite lounge, where they’re invited to kick back, relax, and enjoy cannabis comfortably.

Index: 84.5

What People Are Saying:

“Love this place. They always have a good selection of wax and herb. Their lounge is the best in San Francisco.”—brat247

19. CannaCruz

115 Limekiln St Santa Cruz, CA

Leafly Cannabis Medical Marijuana Northern California Santa Cruz, California

CannaCruz provides medical patients in the Santa Cruz area a high caliber of service and product while giving each the information they need to make they best choices when selecting medicine. Lab tested cannabis and knowledgable staff make CannaCruz the spot!

Index: 84.34

What People Are Saying:

“I’ve been here a few times now, and it’s been a consistently enjoyable experience. The budtenders are very knowledgeable and helpful, the vibe is low-key and casual, and the bud itself is top notch. Don’t worry about breaking your bank for the top-shelf here, the two middle tiers are both of superb quality.” –scrimshawzippo

20. Barbary Coast

San Francisco, CA

Barbary Coast Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017

This luxurious dispensary harkens back to San Francisco’s historic red-light district of the same name, recalling the retrospective glamour of Prohibition-era speakeasies and jazz clubs. Forget the cookie-cutter couches found in most waiting rooms; here, visitors relax on ornate settees and peruse stylishly designed menus that look far more like craft cocktail lists than cannabis catalogs.

Index: 83.9

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What People Are Saying:

“One of the better shops in the Bay Area for concentrates. They have cutting edge stuff before others do. Cool shop on the inside, clean and well lit. It feels safe and mellow. Budtenders are usually more knowledgeable and I have gotten good recommendations. Seem to hit the holistic end of the spectrum. Doesn’t feel shady or weird.”—blakeriot

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

**A maximum of two franchise locations of the same dispensary chain may be included on a single Leafly List. Additional locations, if applicable, have been omitted.

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