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

October 14, 2016
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September 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: 94.43

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Amazing spot, love the patio and bar set up! One of a kind.” –jsteranka


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: 94.41

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“Ozzy hooked it up with great buds and great deals. Coming back for sure!” –mcphaded

3. 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: 93.59

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“It was my first visit and they were awesome! Lilly helped me and was very nice. Definitely will be back.” –DevilDoc24

4. Cannabal City Collective – Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Cannabal City Collective Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Los Angeles California - Leafly List

At Cannabal City, service is impeccable from the moment you reach the front door to the moment you walk out with medicine in hand. House-grown flower strains alongside a wide selection of concentrates and edibles fill out the product menu.

Index: 92.9

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“It’s a great location … easy to find and parking is no trouble. Friendly people great atmosphere and pricing you can’t beat. I would recommend the private reserve.” –Huera15

5. 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: 92.36

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“Awesome location, fast lines and good happy hour deals.” –devantefields

6. 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: 91.54

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“Love their wax! Very high potent edibles 🙂 very satisfied customer, definitely give this place a try! You won’t be disappointed.” –Lexx994

7. 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: 91.19

Last Month: #15

What People are Saying:

“This place stole my heart from my other spot in the valley! Great quality bud, friendly staff, convenient parking. I HIGHLY recommend CCC!!” –Moonmann254

8. 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: 90.47

Last Month: #99

What People are Saying:

“The deals are sweet, the budtenders know their info and have the best service in town!! There’s no place I would rather go!” –tattooedprincess


8332 Lincoln Blvd Los Angeles, CA

LAXCC medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California

LAXCC’s clean, bright, and well-organized dispensary offers patients a comfortable environment to explore cannabis. Aside from its extensive menu, it offers a warm welcome to first-time patients with a free gram for every eighth donation.

Index: 89.16

Last Month: #17

What People are Saying:

“This location is great. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly and trees are great.” –bayouboy1520

10. 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: 89.02

Last Month: #24

What People are Saying:

“Nothing but positive vibes from … Shyla. Service is great, nothing but fire. Def coming back.” –MissmaddabrLA

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*The October 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from September 2016

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