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May 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.


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: 96.00

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“always looking out for patients with great deals and give aways they are now working on their own collective line of private label product their leroy OG looks fantastic will for sure come and see whats up next time i slide through” –Lordwashingv


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: 94.25

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“I love the new location. The staff is great the product is awesome. I only visit this club no reason to go anywhere else. If your looking for an awesome club visit Airfield.” –leonardmontoya


3. 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: 93.79

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Best dispensary in SF. Great friendly service by knowledge[able] people and affordable prices. True SF vibes staying alive in purple star” –rbartel90


4. 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: #5

What People are Saying:

“Best dispensary in the area. Great clone selection as well. The staff is extremely [knowledgeable] and always ready to answer questions. Also they lab test everything Definitely worth checking out.” –Bubblejack


5. ONAC – East Bay

2615 Oliver Drive Hayward, CA

ONAC - East Bay medical marijuana dispensary in Hayward, California

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: 93.50

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“I'm usually a delivery type guy, but sometimes this place calls to me whenever I'm driving home from work. The selection is insane, they seem to always carry the best strains, and more importantly, the strains I want; all of which are high-quality…" –Ellzey


6. 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: 92.79

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“I do recommend visiting 1841. This dispensary is discrete and respectful with patients, they have a great selection of medications, and it's also conveniently located.” –lisahere


7. 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: 92.63

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“I really enjoy coming to bloom room. The staff is welcoming, the selection is large, the edibles are top notch, they have free demos on Fridays, they also have a rewards card and certain deals/discounts depending on the day of the week…" –Linnerbug3


8. Haze Dispensary

1761 Smith Ave. San Jose, CA

Haze medical marijuana dispensary 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: 92.50

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“Quality staff killer products on the shelves with great medicine ready. The front desk is awesome check in process very sweet staff. The guys at the counter are super chill and always know how to give the best advice. A must go sign up for rewards program. SHOUT OUT TO PAPA JOHN and those hand pre rolls” –Lordwashingv


9. Berkeley Patients Group

2366 San Pablo Ave Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Patient 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: 92.00+

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“My favorite dispensary in the East Bay!! Great service, amazing product, & clean atmosphere!! The employees are always happy & full of product knowledge. I love that BPG does [their] own analysis of each product before they put it on their shelves to sell. The place is always super clean and organized which makes the shopping experience cozy & convenient. They have a large selection in their inventory & something for every type of patient. I recommend BPG to everyone!! =)” –flowerzzz


10. Harvest

4811 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA

Harvest medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California

Harvest prides itself on doing things differently. It gives patients a quality experience and top shelf products with professional service aimed at maintaining patient privacy. Take one step inside and you'll see why Harvest has everyone talking about its dispensary.

Index: 92.00+

Last Month: #20

What People are Saying:

“I've been to quite a few dispensaries in the city, and Harvest is unlike any I've ever experienced before. From the moment you are greeted at the front, there's something special and unique about the environment. Whether it's the friendly faces and personalities helping you, the beautiful layout and sleek design, or the quality of the flowers and deliciousness of the edibles, Harvest has quickly become my go-to dispensary of choice in the neighborhood.” –ajubetaji


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