Contributor: Michael Avalos
If you’re just visiting, or if you’re a native Angeleno, then congratulations, you’ve got plenty of choices to pick from when deciding where to buy your bud. Whether you’re looking for some flowers to smoke up, or if you’re in the market for some plant-based medicine, there’s thankfully a lot of choices spread out all over the city. Here are my picks for the Top Ten Marijuana Dispensaries currently operating in Los Angeles.
Here Are The Top 10 Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles
CCA California Caregivers Alliance
Open 8AM – 9:45PM everyday
Hidden away in the corner spot upstairs in a half-seedy looking strip mall off Sunset Blvd, the brave and the bold will push through and find themselves in a wonderful oasis of good feeling. This shop is one of our favorites because it’s been a neighborhood institution for over ten years, leading the charge to reclassify cannabis from a drug to plant-based medicine.
The staff here is super friendly, operating within the limits of the law, and exceeding the expectations of their tiny showroom (with a big pillar right in the middle). Regardless, there’s plenty of budtenders on hand to assist you, as you maneuver around the room to get a look at all the great stuff on display. Flowers, edibles, concentrates, vapes, waxes, joints, CBD…they’ve got it all. With some great daily deals and loyalty programs, this is one shop that you’ll definitely want to visit again, as soon as possible.
1040 N Western Ave
Open 9AM – 10PM everyday.
While you won’t have any trouble missing the ‘SMARTWEED’ sign emblazoned on the building on Western Ave, you might be a little worried as you head down the long narrow hallway when you head inside. Don’t worry, the Marley Naturals posters on the walls mean you’re in the right place.
This location eschews the local head shop aesthetic for the vibe and look of a high-end retail store. The product is displayed in custom-made cases designed to be viewed at eye-level. The budtenders walk the showroom floor like salesmen, eager to assist you. And there are giant, colorful paintings of stoner icons like, Willy Wonka, Betty White, Martha Stewart, and Snoop Dogg.
927 ½ Western Ave
Open 10AM – 8PM everyday
Nestled on the ground floor of a strip mall, this particular spot is a great example of a shop that has been designed to emulate a medical office, instead of a traditional dispensary. Big windows, bright lights, and a friendly welcome staff all make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the door.
The showroom might be small, but it’s packed with a killer inventory of plant-based medicine. Not just flowers, but also edibles, concentrates, topicals, disposables, and a ton of CBD products. The staff is super cool, and they seem like the actually enjoy working there, which elevates the entire experience. We must admit that sometimes we go here just because we like hanging out.
2753 W Pico Blvd
Greenwolf LA Pre ICO
2950 Los Feliz Blvd. Unit #100
Open 8AM – 10PM everyday but Sunday, which is 9AM – 9PM
Open 8:30AM – 10PM everyday but Sunday, when they open at 9:30AM
1515 N Cahuenga Blvd
Open 8AM – 9:50PM everyday.
Alternative Herbal Health Services
Open 8AM – 10PM everyday
4716 Melrose Ave
Open 10AM – Midnight everyday
Buddha Company - DTLA
837 S. Los Angeles St.
Open 8AM – 10PM weekdays, 10AM – 10PM weekends