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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Southern California, December 2016

December 15, 2016
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December 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. 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: 97.88

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Captain Jacks is a friendly and highly professional establishment. Even the least expensive products are of extremely good quality and very budget friendly.” —blaze420captainJ

2. 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: 94.16

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“Best place out here. Thanks for the amazing service and quality of bud.” —melissaella

3. Green Gopher

430 Vista Village Dr. Vista, CA

Green Gopher cannabis collective in Vista, CA

Private parking and a clean, open environment make Green Gopher a comfortable shopping experience. If you haven’t stopped in yet, cruise by and capitalize on the location’s great new patient specials and see for yourself.

Index: 92.91

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“I came here a noob and left educated! Loved the service and how friendly they were. I’m new to all of this and Monet answered all my questions! Super stoked! Would def come back.” —kaleo3x

4. Tri City Emerald

Vista, CA

Tri City Emerald Medical Marijuana Dispensary Southern California – Leafly List

Visitors to Vista’s Tri City Emerald dispensary love the first-time patient deals, regular product specials, wide variety of strains, and budtenders that are equal parts personable and knowledgeable.

Index: 92.79

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“The best bud tenders and friendliest workers hands down! Always fast and helpful service with their many options & flavors! 11/10 would recommend.” —jerrodk215

5. DTPG – Downtown LA

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: 92.77

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“Off the freeway with too [many] good deals. Private Reserve on point!” —Abel562

6. 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: 92.05

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“Absolutely love Sugar Shack! Staff is always super friendly and helpful with any questions. Always dank medication and the edibles they have here are great! 10/10.” —Medora1997

7. 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: 92.03

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“CHR is definitely the best shop around…you get the best bud, best deals, and great service…couldn’t ask for more. Fav. bud tender Katt, Fav. guard Stan, Fav strain L.A.K Federal Reserve.” —Juv1

8. TLC Collective

1660 E. 23rd Street Los Angeles, CA

TLC Collective medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California

If TLC’s easy access and free gated onsite parking don’t get you, its daily free dabs and pre-rolls will. TLC boasts a menu of some very select strains that are difficult to find anywhere else in SoCal. If you haven’t been to TLC yet, go scope its selection of Kushes.

Index: 90.11

Last Month: #17

What People are Saying:

“These guys are the best ever! TLC is Helpful and they know [their] product. Had a great experience and top shelf product.” —liamwetzler

9. Green Cross of Torrance

Torrance, CA

Green Cross of Torrance Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Southern California - November Leafly List
Green Cross of Torrance is committed to helping patients find relief, and it shows. The team of compassionate and knowledgeable staff are great at helping customers in all stages of their cannabis journey, whether they’re just starting out or have been medicating for years.

Index: 89.98

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“Best shop around…good buds, excellent service, and deals and prices on point.” —Spencer070915

10. The Higher Path

14080 Ventura Blvd Los Angeles, CA

The Higher Path cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles, California

Established in 2006, The Higher Path specializes in the finest selection of flower and cannabis concentrates on the market, as well as an array of CBD products. They host monthly events that feature bands and comedians and draw a fun crowd.

Index: 89.03

Last Month: #13

What People are Saying:

“This place is by far the best on Ventura, not going to mention any names, but they are hands down THE BEST. Herbs are top notch, concentrates are superb, and the edibles are tasty as can be. The staff are very educated on their products.” —EDDIECSL

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*The December 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from November 2016

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