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Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Dispensaries in Southern California, August 2016

August 2, 2016


August 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 Southern 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. Sugar Shack

2530 South Santa Fe Vista, CA

Sugar Shack medical marijuana dispensary in Vista, California

Sugar Shack is a newer dispensary in Vista. Patients like it for being friendly and professional, while the quality flower and range of products keep them coming back. If you’re a new patient, stop by and grab your free edible or pre-roll with your first visit.

Index: 94.8

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“Amazing quality, super friendly staff, didn’t feel rushed like some other places around town, this is my new go to. ” –thebigbobber

2. CaptainJacks

2085 W Foothill Blvd. Upland, CA

CaptainJacks dab bar and medical marijuana dispensary in Upland, California

On top of being an alternative medicine collective, CaptainJacks is the only full service dabs bar in the Inland Empire. It has great daily deals, an excellent selection of glass for you to try, and is always buzzing with social events and activities.

Index: 93.5

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“This shop has a lot to offer. They have lounges, a dab bar, regular deals and everything thc comes in. One of the best!” –OzzyRod

3. GreenLeaf Collective – Compton

1560 South Long Beach Blvd Compton, CA

GreenLeaf Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Compton, California

GreenLeaf has a big selection and just about anything you need. Its helpful volunteers make the process easy with some great recommendations. Stop by and see what the buzz is about.

Index: 91.62

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“My experience here was fantastic. The one thing that stood out above everything was the customer service i received from heydi. I’m definitely coming back.” –Alonzomarquez0

4. CHR – Los Angeles

5470 Valley Blvd Los Angeles, CA

Established in 2007, CHR brings L.A. patients top-quality cannabis at competitive price points. Its daily deals and large selection of OG varieties to choose from make CHR a choice location.

Index: 91.305

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“This dispensary has it all. Amazing FTP deals as well has Patient Appreciation days and happy hour everyday with rotating specials. Their security is always friendly and their budtenders are perky and willing to help in any way. The atmosphere is great as well. Good music is always playing and they have multiple T.V.s displaying their current menu. Whether you’re looking to purchase a reasonably priced 1/8th…or some Exclusive Private Reserve to medicate heavily with, CHR has it.” –TheFadedFoodie

5. ShowGrow – Santa Ana

1625 E St. Gertrude Place Santa Ana, CA

ShowGrow medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, California

ShowGrow offers a one-of-a-kind cannabis experience. Patients can view their garden through a window and see where their medicine is coming from. ShowGrow locations operate in strict compliance with CA Prop 215 and the unique atmosphere is designed with patients in mind. The products on the menu and the specials offered are topped only by the service and attention to detail.

Index: 91.055

Last Month: #11

What People are Saying:

“I love ShowGrow. The bud tenders are so nice and helpful. Always treat you with respect and a smile. The flower is quality and competitively priced. Love 5 gram Sundays!!” –SoCalBeachbum

6. King Kush Collective

5919 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA

King Kush Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California

King Kush Collective aims to give every patient what it calls the “Royal Treatment,” and it starts with plenty of free parking right outside. The experience continues once you get inside, where you’ll find helpful service and a broad spectrum of strains in an awesome environment.

Index: 90.615

Last Month: #14

What People are Saying:

“Getting ready to make my weekly drive out to King Kush Collective. I turned in my Rewards cards for your shop and by the time I left I had a smile from ear to ear. Like I said this shop always takes real good care of their customers…thank you for never getting irritated with me when I ask all my questions! I will keep making the 40-minute drive every week just like I have done for these past 5 months!” –herballytwisted

7. Mr. Natural’s

521 S. Alvarado St. Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Natural's medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California

At Mr. Natural’s, customers are provided with high-quality meds at highly competitive prices, plus veterans receive discounts for their services. The knowledgeable and friendly staff strives to make your experience outstanding, as they carry an assortment of medication ranging from edibles, teas, and tinctures to rubs, flowers, and concentrates.

Index: 90.415

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Nice environment. Good quality buds. Very chill yet professional. Happy Hour is 2xs daily. [Definitely] my go to shop.” –helenajc34


1320 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA

DTPG downtown LA medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California

Downtown Patient Group, or DTPG, keeps members of its democratically-run cooperative happy with its potent, high-quality medical cannabis. Patients love the atmosphere of the shop and the friendly budtenders’ customer service.

Index: 89.735

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“I have been a member here fore [sic] over 6 years. I have been to other stores & nobody can compare to DTPG. Amazing prices and quality meds.” –unique12

9. Coast to Coast Collective

7127 Canoga Ave Canoga Park, CA

Coast to Coast Collective boasts an impressive selection of more than 20 house-grown strains, with a particular focus on OG strains. The flower selection is constantly changing, and patients love the beautiful, high-quality buds they find here.

Index: 89.525

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“I finally found a very professional, safe, friendly atmosphere to buy my medical edibles. It is safe to park here and they have an armed security guard inside. The staff took all the time I needed to understand the different products. They also accept credit card as a form of payment. As a man in his 50’s I feel very comfortable at this location.” –thisnthatfromca

10. The Green Element

1321 W Carson St Torrance, CA

Cannabis buds in wooden bowls

A convenient location and professional atmosphere combine to give The Green Element an opportunity to maximize safety and legal security for all of its patients. Don’t miss the 40+ strains that rotate through the menu daily.

Index: 89.395

Last Month: #32

What People are Saying:

“One of the cleanest and nicest dispensaries I’ve visited. My Budtender (I believe her name was Sosa) was extremely helpful in assisting me and answered any questions I had during my visit. Great place, great buds, great vibes!” –BooRadT

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*The August 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from July 2016