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Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Locations in Northern California, March 2016

March 3, 2016
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March 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 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

A Caliva medical marijuana dispensary (located in San Jose, California) budtender

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: 97.00

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“This location is how a Dispensary should be. It feels safe and secure and the Staff is so friendly. Caliva is setting the bar high. I highly recommend making a stop to this shop if you ever find yourself in San Jose. Their Manager is really friendly too.” –@rmontaguem


2. Airfield Supply Co.

1190 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA

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

Landing at No. 2 on the list this month is Airfield Supply Co. (formerly South Bay Healing Center), which 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: 95.75

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“place is awesome. Excellent service, very profesional [sic]. The bud tender was extremely nice and very helpful. lots of variety. Overall a very enjoyable service ” –@jdubbz420


3. 1841 El Camino Ave

1841 El Camino Ave Sacramento, CA

1841 El Camino Ave medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, California

1841 is 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: 95.25

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“Love this place, they have the best staff out there who are super attentive and very knowledgeable! I wouldn't go anywhere else, the service alone keeps me coming back!” –@highflybry


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 Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Index: 95.08

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“Excellent experience every time. Great staff that's always friendly and doesn't mind giving recommendations from their good line up of concentrates which is what I mainly go in for.” –@Belmo


5. Haze Dispensary

1761 Smith Ave. San Jose, CA

Cannabis grow from Haze Dispensary's medical marijuana collective in San Jose, California

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

Index: 95.08

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“Representative was very knowledgeable on their product, professional and honest. I would drive all the way back agin [sic]. Exceptional clone selection.” –@capgoggles


6. Humboldt Patient Resource Center

980 6th Street Arcata, CA

Products from the 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: 94.38

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“HPRC is GREAT period. A staff that can guide you through the different strains/products, always with a smile and a friendly attitude. Flowers, edibles, concentrates are all beautiful and so are the prices. Thanks HPRC.” –@tiny_speck


7. Cloud 9

5711 Florin Perkins Road Suite A Sacramento, CA

Leafly cannabis buds

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: 94.13

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“Great ambience [sic] helpful and informative staff. I am not the greatest conissieur [sic] but i felt taken care of and for every answer they had a great answer.” –@DonKeyKongDave


8. 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: 94.04

Last Month: #11

What People are Saying:

“Probably the best dispensary I've been to so far. Amazing service, you can even order ahead if you don't wanna wait in the line. They offer a wide variety of edibles and bud. The best thing is that they have quality sun grown bud for low prices. Highly recommend checking them out.” –@CoffeeBeverage


9. ONAC – East Bay

2615 Oliver Drive Hayward, CA

Leafly jar full of cannabis

A safe, clean location with helpful volunteers who offer their advice on the products that will best suit your medical needs, ONAC is a regional branch of the Oklevueha Native American Church.

Index: 93.25

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“Absolutley [sic] love this place! Shawn is the man and everyone else is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Would recommend this place to anyone!” –@GoEagles420


10. The Heart of Humboldt

601 I St. Suite B Arcata, CA

Cannabis plant from the Heart of Humboldt medical marijuana dispensary in Arcata, California

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: 92.75

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“This store has good product and they're nice people. Their CO2 oil is the best in town and the best deal too. Also their edible selection is fabulous.” –@AlisonAdam


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*The March Leafly List uses customer service metrics from February 2016.