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The Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Los Angeles

Marijuana|©tanjila ahmed/Flickr
Marijuana|©tanjila ahmed/Flickr
Although medical marijuana patients have been going to dispensaries in Los Angeles for some time now, recreational consumers should be able to purchase cannabis from shops beginning in 2018. Your local dispensary should be a friendly place with knowledgeable staff who will help pick the best products without making you feel like a total newb. Here are eight L.A. dispensaries to get you started.

California Herbal Remedies

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California Herbal Remedies (CHR), east of downtown Los Angeles, has been in operation since 2007 and has garnered praise from High Times and Leafly. Customers rave about the friendly service and wide selection. CHR offers deals for new patients during their first two visits, as well as a daily happy hour and discounts for students, veterans, and patients with disabilities. They frequently host patient appreciation days with meet-and-greets and giveaways.
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TLC Collective

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TLC offers a solid menu of cannabis products, as well as a rosin bar and show grow room. Always welcoming to those new to cannabis, they also offer an express line for experienced patients who know precisely want they want. This dispensary sells Jungle Boys apparel, a line of printed shirts, leggings, hats, stash jars, and more. Check their website for current deals.
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MedMen

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MedMen's West Hollywood dispensary
MedMen's West Hollywood dispensary | Courtesy of MedMen
MedMen has often positioned itself as the Apple Store of dispensaries, offering a high-tech experience with a host of knowledgeable, highly trained budtenders dedicated to helping patients choose the best strains and delivery methods for their needs. The shop is beautiful, with lots of wood, and provides iPads to learn more about various products. Customers are invited to examine and smell the flowers before placing an order, which their budtender will efficiently whip up.
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The Higher Path

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The Higher Path opened their clean, comfortable space in Sherman Oaks in 2013. Patients can browse their menu online and place an order in advance for pickup within 48 hours. They offer a free gift for new patients on their first and second visits, plus a daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m. A 10% discount is available for students, seniors, veterans, and patients who are disabled. Occasionally, The Higher Path hosts music or comedy events in their lobby.
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Downtown Patient Group

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Near the Arts District, Downtown Patient Group (DTPG) has a large menu, friendly vibe, and parking (a bonus in Los Angeles). They offer daily deals and a happy hour menu, as well as gifts for first time patients and referrals. Happy hour times vary, but one of them does, in fact, begin at 4:20 p.m.
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Buds & Roses

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Although black-light posters and other weed tropes can be fun from time to time, sometimes you want shopping for cannabis to feel less cliché. Enter Buds & Roses, a sleek shop in the Valley that offers a wide array of flowers, extracts, edibles, and more, as well as apparel and accessories. This dispensary is along a bustling stretch of Ventura Blvd., with plenty of nearby restaurants and shops.
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