10 Best Dispensaries in California

Finding the best dispensaries in California

by Bud Media Team · July 08, 2022

Bud's Best Dispensaries in California

California is the birthplace of regulated cannabis and dispensaries in the U.S.   A perfect storm of relentless activism, progressive politics, Humboldt county weed created conditions that enabled the first medical cannabis programs in the world.  But it never would have happed without pioneering dispensary operators who opened their doors and risked local and federal prosecution in the days after prop 215 passed in 1996.

Jack Herer, "Brownie Mary"Jane Rathbun, Terence Hallinan, and Denis Perron are among the giants on whose shoulders stands the largest legal cannabis economy in the world.  A slew of activists turned OG early operators are still grinding in Cali, making it a very distinct cannabis market and culture relative anywhere else in the country or world.  Count weed among the many leading industries and innovations coming out of the Golden State.

Dispensaries in California have a mix of retailers; iconic old school pot shops, and slick newer dispensaries with an apple store vibe. There are also tons of cool consumption lounges and dab bars in California dispensaries.  And even more weed delivery service providers than dispensaries.  Given the deep cannabis culture and sheer size of California, there are as many types of dispensaries as as there are micro-climates, especially between NorCal SoCal.

Bud.com launched in 2018 helping Californians find weed delivery or a 'dispensary near me'. From The Bay to LA and back down...our California love tour has taken us to the best dispensaries  in North, South, and Central Cali.  Here's our city by city take on the best dispensaries in California.

How can I find a medical or recreational dispensary near me?

Since 2018 recreational weed is available in California for dispensary purchase. Before that, medical marijuana has been available since 1996. We know of at least 838 dispensaries in the Golden State. We scoured the state to find the best dispensaries in California and here's what we found:

Best dispensary in Berkeley: Cannabis Buyers Club Berkeley

Asking around for places to buy weed in California we have been hearing about Cannabis Buyers Club Berkeley, a notable dispensary in Berkeley aka "People's Republic of Berkeley". Last we checked Cannabis Buyers Club Berkeley is located at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

Depending on their current stock levels, you can shop for flower, vapes, edibles, concentrates and more at Cannabis Buyers Club Berkeley from brands that could include Deli Greens, Nasha Extracts, SANTA CRUZ SUN GROWN, Claybourne, Jetty, ProTab, Upnorth, Field, Wave Rider, The Original Jack Herer, Pantry, Loud Pack, Big Pete's, Biscotti, Kanha, Pabst Blue Ribbon, St. Ides, CAM, Papa & Barkley, Alien Labs, Stokes Confections, STIIIZY, Coastal Sun, Boxer Mike Tyson's brand Tyson 2.0, Boxer Mike Tyson's brand Tyson Ranch, Care By Design, Awesome Dope.

Los Angeles: Ktown Collective

We learned about Ktown Collective, a dispensary in Los Angeles aka "L.A.". Ktown Collective was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

Sacramento: Abatin Wellness

We discovered Abatin Wellness, a dispensary in Sacramento, aka "City of Trees". Abatin Wellness has their shop at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

San Diego: A Green Alternative

We found A Green Alternative, a dispensary in San Diego aka "America's Finest City". A Green Alternative is set up at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

San Francisco: Barbary Sunset Cannabis Dispensary

We noticed Barbary Sunset Cannabis Dispensary, a dispensary in San Francisco aka "City by the Bay". Barbary Sunset Cannabis Dispensary does business at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

San Francisco: Mission Organic Center

We observed Mission Organic Center, a dispensary in San Francisco aka "City by the Bay". Mission Organic Center was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

Santa Cruz: Chai Santa Cruz

We came upon Chai Santa Cruz, a dispensary in Santa Cruz aka "(The real) Surf City, USA". Chai Santa Cruz was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

Atwater: One Plant Atwater

We came across One Plant Atwater, a dispensary in Atwater. One Plant Atwater was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

Salinas: One Plant Salinas

We stumbled upon One Plant Salinas, a dispensary in Salinas aka "Salad Bowl of the World". One Plant Salinas was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

Fort Bragg: Sovereign

We stumbled upon Sovereign, a dispensary in Fort Bragg. Sovereign was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California, .

Other dispensaries in the state include Circle Of Hope.

What kind of weed is available in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, and Fresno?

When you're looking for flower, and we don't mean California Poppy - you can search for flower, vapes, edibles and more all over the Golden State.

You can find dispensary listings close to these locations in California: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, and Fresno.

Is there dispensary delivery in California?

You can get both recreational and medical marijuana dispensary delivery in California.

How can I buy weed online 24 hours a day?

With recreational delivery allowed, you should be able to find some local weed delivery in California. If you're not finding what you want, check out the flower, vapes, edibles, prerolls and more available by mail via hempshop. hempshop is an online dispensary available in California, accepting credit cards for lab-tested legal THC, CBD, Delta-8, HHC, THC0 and you can get by mail.

We can ship the increasingly popular delta-8 THC directly to residents in California. Some people prefer the milder high that Delta-8 offers over conventional Delta-9 THC.

Are there Delta-8 Dispensaries in California?

People are looking for delta-8 near me. We are still collecting data on local delta-8 options near me in California. For now we are recommending hempshop, the online dispensary, as a reliable source of delta-8 and more.

Are HHC, THC-O and delta-9 THC legal in California?

Our research suggests that these new cannabinoids are indeed available in Golden State. Most of these products rival what you can purchase in a dispensary. These cannabinoids and more can be found for sale on hempshop, an online dispensary providing legal, lab-tested weed you can order online for shipping. hempshop offers a guide to cannabinoids including a useful scale of psychoactivity - so you can avoid getting so high as Mount Whitney, unless you want to.

Things to do in California once you get some weed

Once you buy weed from an online dispensary or in person, you might find all sorts of things to do in the 155,779 square miles or 403,466 square kilometers in the state. Here's a few off the top of our heads:

  • Visit Mount Whitney, the highest point in California
  • Visit Chavez Ravine Arboretum, Conservatory of Flowers, Balboa Park Gardens, University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens, University Arboretum, Japanese Friendship Garden, The Arboretum at Fresno State, Markham Regional Arboretum, , Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, Labadie Arboretum, Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, UC Irvine Arboretum, Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Arboretum at the University of California Santa Cruz, Arlington Garden, Fullerton Arboretum, Regional Parks Botanic Garden, McConnell Arboretum and Gardens, Chico University Arboretum, Clovis Botanical Garden, San Mateo Arboretum, Alta Vista Gardens, Palomar College Arboretum, Rusch Botanical Gardens, University of California Davis Arboretum, Ruth Bancroft Garden, Stanford University Arboretum (includes Arizona Cactus Garden), Jensen Botanical Gardens, San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanical Gardens), Leaning Pine Arboretum, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Humboldt Botanical Gardens, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden, Virginia Robinson Gardens, Eddy Arboretum, Hakone Gardens, Harland Hand Memorial Garden, Descanso Gardens, M. Young Botanic Garden, Edgewood Botanic Garden, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Ramirez Canyon Park, Pikake Botanical Gardens, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Lotusland, Filoli, Blake Garden, The Japanese Garden, Ventura Botanical Gardens, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, California State University Northridge Botanic Garden, Marin-Bolinas Botanical Gardens, Quarryhill Botanical Garden, Sherman Library and Gardens, South Coast Botanic Garden, Wrigley Botanical Gardens
  • Get together with some neighbors to sing "I Love You, California" currently the state song
  • See if you can find the state bird, a California Quail
  • Welcome visitors at airports like Los Angeles International Airport,San Francisco International Airport,San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field),,Sacramento International Airport,Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport,Fresno Yosemite International Airport,Buchanan Field Airport,Meadows Field,Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field),Oakland International Airport,Stockton Metropolitan Airport,Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport,Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (Santa Barbara Airport),Ontario International Airport,Santa Maria Public Airport (Capt G. Allan Hancock Field),Redding Municipal Airport,Hollywood Burbank Airport (was Bob Hope Airport),San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (McChesney Field),Palm Springs International Airport,Monterey Regional Airport (was Monterey Peninsula Airport),Mammoth Yosemite Airport,Arcata Airport,John Wayne Airport (was Orange County Airport)
  • Cheer on the Bruins, Bears, Redwoods, Bulldogs, Dons, Waves, Banana Slug, Gauchos from UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Fresno S
  • Research the state of legalization in California with the Marijuana Policy Project
  • Explore buying weed in California's neighboring states: the best dispensaries in Arizona, the best dispensaries in Nevada, the best dispensaries in Oregon.

People have been seeking out safe & legal weed for thousands of years, we're glad to help people in California buy weed online.