Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Northern California, Summer 2017


Summer 2017

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every quarter. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in Northern 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. Green Gold Cultivators

San Andreas, CA

Green Gold Cultivators Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017
(Courtesy of Green Gold Cultivators)

The level of care and attention that the staff and owners of Green Gold provide to each and every one of their patients is apparent when reading their reviews. Open 363 days a year, Green Gold is committed to offering patients the best care and lowest prices in town. Plus, patients love being able to browse and smell the collection before they buy.

Index: 93.8

What to Buy: Cookies and Cream Brownie from The 4.20 Bar

What People Are Saying:

“This has been my go-to place for all my MMJ needs. Great guys/gals at the door and behind the counter. I live just under an hour away and do not mind the drive for quality service and meds!!! Thank you Green Gold Family!!! ☺️”—donezo80

2. Caliva

1695 S. 7th St San Jose, CA

(Courtesy of Caliva)
(Courtesy of Caliva)

A premier cannabis collective in San Jose, Caliva opened its doors in July of 2015. Its clean, modern aesthetic makes for a comfortable atmosphere, and its high-quality cannabis mixed with its educated staff make Caliva a top location on Leafly.

Index: 92.73

What to Buy: Gelato from Caliva

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What People are Saying:

“One of the BEST MMJ dispensaries I have ever visited. Simply beautiful, great selection, knowledgable staff. Definitely will return!”—honeyspiderzero

3. Sonoma Patient Group

Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma Patient Group Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary — Leafly List Spring 2017
(Courtesy of Sonoma Patient Group)

The Sonoma Patient Group is committed to providing patients with high-quality, lab-tested, organic cannabis at fair prices. Located in the heart of Sonoma wine country, patients love the large selection (including CBD-rich flower and concentrates), smart and friendly budtenders, and generous new patient specials.

Index: 90.77

What to Buy: Blackberry Kush from Absolute Xtracts

What People Are Saying:

“Hands down the only place to go for not only great products but fantastic service in the Santa Rosa area. Regardless of your smoking style and knowledge they have the product and the answers you need. They also have demos and classes constantly which is an added bonus! Highly recommended!”—Destinationdabz

4. Calaveras Little Trees

Arnold, CA

(Courtesy of Calaveras Little Trees)
(Courtesy of Calaveras Little Trees)

Calaveras Little Trees’s commitment to giving back to the community goes further than supplying patients with the highest quality cannabis, they also donate 7% of their proceeds to the Calaveras General Fund. Those new to cannabis are especially pleased with the nonjudgmental, patient budtenders who are always willing to take the extra time to thoroughly answer any and all questions.

Index: 90.65

What People are Saying:

“Fantastic location. Great atmosphere (and smell)! Selection is everything you could ask for in a dispensary. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. I will be returning to this location for all my medical needs!”—andrewutrbk

5. Humboldt Patient Resource Center

980 6th Street Arcata, CA

Humboldt Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary in Arcata, California
(Courtesy of Humboldt Patient Resource Center)

For more than 16 years HPRC has served Arcata and the surrounding Humboldt area. Its helpful, educated staff will ensure you find the cannabis that best suits your needs. HPRC can also help you get your medical garden started with clones produced in its on-site garden. A commitment to safety through lab-tested products only furthers its comforting environment.

Index: 90.15

What People are Saying:

“Best shop around! Everything is lab tested, verified genetics available in healthy clones or seed form, large organic selection, HUGE variety of edibles/topicals/concentrates. Excellent customer service, what are you waiting for!?”—illesttraitz

6. Purple Star MD

2520 Mission Street San Francisco, CA

Purple Star MD medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, California
(Courtesy of Purple Star MD)

Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, Purple Heart MD’s mission is healing. Its friendly service and quality products all stem from its deep roots in the community, with some proceeds going towards four distinguished nonprofits in the Bay: AGUILASShanti Project, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, and the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Index: 89.87

What People are Saying:

“I’ve lived in San Francisco for 17 years, and this is where I prefer to get my cannabis. Quality of the product is top notch. Most useful and friendly budtenders I’ve yet found in the city.”—shpen

7. Mount Shasta Patients Collective

Mount Shasta, CA

Mount Shasta Patients Collective Northern California Medical Marijuana Dispensary Leafly List Spring 2017

Members love Mount Shasta Patients Collective for their extensive selection and community-focused philosophy. The staff here are always willing to take time with each individual patient to ensure they get exactly what they need no matter how busy the store may be. With rotating daily deals and generous discounts on massages, facials, and other spa treatments, it’s no wonder that Leafly reviewers have good things to say about Mount Shasta.

Index: 89.8

What People Are Saying:

“I personally believe that this dispensary has top notch service and has an absolutely amazing selections ranging from glass, vape, topicals, edibles, and so much more, such a friendly atmosphere and I highly recommend stopping by to see their great quality products and genuinely interested staff members.!!

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