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Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Location in Northern California, December 2015

December 3, 2015
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December 2015

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major US 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 engagement 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.


1. Caliva

1695 S. 7th St San Jose, CA

Caliva medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose, CA

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: 97.9

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“This place is awsome [sic]! Great friendly staff and very nice high quality strains. The budtenders are real knowledgeable and helpful as to getting you what you want. Definitely coming back for more!” –@miralachina


2. 1841 El Camino Ave

1841 El Camino Ave Sacramento, CA

1841 El Camino Ave medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, CA

1841 remains dedicated to finding the right solutions to its patients' ailments. Lab-tested cannabis and an extensive menu of strains and products to choose from make 1841 a premier location in Sacramento.

Index: 94.9

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“Best by Far! 1st. Quality Flower 2nd Veteran's Discount 3rd. Awesome Staff 4th Prices can't be beat. My experience every time i got in by far tops Sacramento. Thank you 1841 El Camino Ave !! How many [shops have] Discounts for Veterans??? Thank you for respecting and appreciating us Veterans it really means a lot!!! [A] Business like yours makes the sacrifice worth it.” –@khost2khost


2. Airfield Supply Co.

1190 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA

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

Tied for #2 this month is Airfield Supply Co. (formerly South Bay Healing Center), who opened its beautiful new location just a few months ago. The boutique-style collective is right near the airport and offers a selection of fine strains, concentrates, edibles, and clones.

Index: 94.9

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“Awesome window looking into the grow room! I love this new place! I had excellent service, the girl who helped me out yesterday was very knowledgeable and helpful. I purchased their Ancient Og and some concentrates all being really fresh and strong. This place made me feel like I was at the Disneyland of marijuana. Highly recommended!” –@JesicaRabbit420


3. Berkeley Patients Group

2366 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Patients Group medical marijuana dispensary in Berkeley, CA

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: 94.7

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“This is my steady place. Courteous friendly service, always good stuff on the menu. Parking can be tight during rush times, but you can usually find a spot nearby.” –@foozles


4. Humboldt Patient Resource Center

980 6th Street Arcata, CA

Humboldt Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary in Arcata, CA

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 are produced in its onsite garden. A commitment to safety through lab-tested products only furthers its comforting environment.

Index: 94.4

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“This place is the best! Going there for the first time was a great experience. Being new in this world every member of the staff was so kind and caring. They took the time to find out what I was in need of. I have dealt with pain for many years in my life. I was shown products to help my inflammation and pain. I cannot smoke so I was educated on salves, edibles and tinctures…" –@MSJMhealth


5. 7 Stars Holistic Healing Center

Pacific East Mall 3288 Pierce Street Suite #M108 Richmond, CA

Leafly cannabis

7 Stars Holistic Healing Center offers friendly, informed service in a secure environment to go along with the location's rotating menu of fresh strains to chose from.

Index: 93.6

Last Month: #12

What People are Saying:

“Anyone living in [the] El Cerrito [area] will Love the clean, secure, location located in a strip mall. The staff is friendly and are willing to [help] if you need them. The prices are very responsible not to mention the quality is GREAT. I also Love the points card???? Can't wait to try the whole menu.” –@Gram57


6. Cloud 9

5711 Florin Perkins Road Suite A Sacramento, CA

Leafly cannabis

Cloud 9 is operated by patients for patients, offering a friendly and helpful staff of volunteers and a little bit of something for every type of cannabis consumer.

Index: 93.4

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“I absolutely love this place. Budtenders were resourceful and Super friendly. I appreciate security keeping a look out for everyone's safety and being friendly. I suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome, insomnia, depression, anxiety, asthma, sleep apnea thyroid disease and i have dramatically decreased my medication intake. Thank you Cloud 9 for providing a safe and nice environment and making great quality/affordable medication.” –@Ashlization85


7. Two Rivers

315 North 10th Street Sacramento, CA

Two Rivers medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, CA

With a patients-first attitude, Two Rivers offers a large variety of strains, edibles, and other cannabis products at all price points. Its daily specials make it even easier to try new strains and find the ones that you like best.

Index: 93.0

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“I loved my experience here. They made my first visit very enjoyable. Julian, Claire, and JC (I think his name was.) were so extremely helpful and pleasant. They were super informative about anything and everything. Just all around my favorite experience in a dispensary. Definitely will be going back!" –@miss_malples


8. Purple Star MD

2520 Mission Street San Francisco, CA

Purple Star MD medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, CA

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 Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Index: 92.6

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Wonderful place thats [sic] pretty close by to where I live so I will definitely be back!! The entire staff were really friendly and super helpful. Got a cool little goody bag since it was my first time there. Thank you Bo & DJ for all your help!” –@ccatt


9. Vallejo Holistic Health Center

1516 Napa Street Vallejo, CA

Leafly cannabis

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: 91.6

Last Month: #18

What People are Saying:

“This group is amazing. Cheerful, knowledgable [sic], and they even put on events that really make you feel welcome to the healing community. I've relied on VHHC a lot lately with my surgery coming up. Thanks for taking care of me. Keep up the great work and smiles.” –@ramblinandhealing


10. The Heart of Humboldt

601 I St. Suite B Arcata, CA

The Heart of Humboldt medical marijuana dispensary in Arcata, CA

The Heart of Humboldt has been serving and supporting Humboldt County for over 10 years. Aside from offering safe and friendly access to cannabis, it also sponsors many local organizations and provides a compassion program for those struggling to afford their medicinal cannabis.

Index: 91.0

Last Month: #13

What People are Saying:

“Not only do they have some of the best product in Humboldt, but they are always kind and always willing to help!” –@wmitchellplants


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*The December Leafly List uses customer service metrics from November 2015