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 US-CA for dispensary purchase. Before that, medical marijuana has been available since 1996. We know of at least 1416 dispensaries in the Golden State. We scoured the state to find the best dispensaries in US-CA and here's what we found:

Best dispensary in Berkeley: Cannabis Buyers Club Berkeley

Asking around for places to buy weed in US-CA 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, CA.

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, Mount Diablo Bakery, Heady Wellness, Raw Garden.

Stanton: Culture Cannabis Club - Stanton

We learned about Culture Cannabis Club - Stanton, a dispensary in Stanton. Culture Cannabis Club - Stanton was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA.

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, CA.

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, CA.

Mira Loma: Culture Cannabis Club - Jurupa Valley

We noticed Culture Cannabis Club - Jurupa Valley, a dispensary in Mira Loma. Culture Cannabis Club - Jurupa Valley does business at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA.

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, CA.

Los Angeles: Ktown Collective

We came upon Ktown Collective, a dispensary in Los Angeles aka "L.A.". Ktown Collective was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA.

Venice: Rose Collective

We came across Rose Collective, a dispensary in Venice aka "L.A.". Rose Collective was last seen at 3033 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA.

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, CA.

Fort Bragg: Sovereign

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

Other dispensaries in the state include Patient Care First.

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 US-CA: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, and Fresno.

Is there dispensary delivery in US-CA?

You can get both recreational and medical marijuana dispensary delivery in US-CA.

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 US-CA. 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 US-CA, 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 US-CA. Some people prefer the milder high that Delta-8 offers over conventional Delta-9 THC.

Are there Delta-8 Dispensaries in US-CA?

People are looking for delta-8 near me. We are still collecting data on local delta-8 options near me in US-CA. 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 US-CA?

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 US-CA 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 US-CA
  • Visit , Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Virginia Robinson Gardens, Marin-Bolinas Botanical Gardens, Jensen Botanical Gardens, Chico University Arboretum, Rusch Botanical Gardens, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Clovis Botanical Garden, Markham Regional Arboretum, Sherman Library and Gardens, University of California Davis Arboretum, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, Harland Hand Memorial Garden, San Diego Botanic Garden (formerly Quail Botanical Gardens), Humboldt Botanical Gardens, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, The Arboretum at Fresno State, Fullerton Arboretum, Quarryhill Botanical Garden, UC Irvine Arboretum, Blake Garden, M. Young Botanic Garden, Descanso Gardens, Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, Chavez Ravine Arboretum, Ramirez Canyon Park, Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden, Edgewood Botanic Garden, Lotusland, California State University Northridge Botanic Garden, Labadie Arboretum, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, Stanford University Arboretum (includes Arizona Cactus Garden), South Coast Botanic Garden, Arlington Garden, Eddy Arboretum, McConnell Arboretum and Gardens, University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens, University Arboretum, Balboa Park Gardens, Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Friendship Garden, Leaning Pine Arboretum, Palomar College Arboretum, Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Mateo Arboretum, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Wrigley Botanical Gardens, Arboretum at the University of California Santa Cruz, Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Hakone Gardens, Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Pikake Botanical Gardens, The Japanese Garden, Ventura Botanical Gardens, Alta Vista Gardens, Ruth Bancroft Garden, Filoli
  • 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 ,Arcata Airport,Meadows Field,Hollywood Burbank Airport (was Bob Hope Airport),Buchanan Field Airport,Fresno Yosemite International Airport,Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field),Los Angeles International Airport,Mammoth Yosemite Airport,Monterey Regional Airport (was Monterey Peninsula Airport),Oakland International Airport,Ontario International Airport,John Wayne Airport (was Orange County Airport),Palm Springs International Airport,Redding Municipal Airport,Sacramento International Airport,San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field),San Francisco International Airport,Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport,San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (McChesney Field),Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (Santa Barbara Airport),Santa Maria Public Airport (Capt G. Allan Hancock Field),Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport,Stockton Metropolitan 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 US-CA with the Marijuana Policy Project
  • Explore buying weed in US-CA's neighboring states: the best dispensaries in US-AZ, the best dispensaries in US-NV, the best dispensaries in US-OR.

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