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11 of California's Coolest Cannabis Dispensaries

With the legalization of marijuana in California, 2018 is bud bound to go from #findyourtribe to #findyourstrain. In order to do just that, whether you’re a “smoke two joints in the morning, smoke two joints at night” kind of person, or simply canna-curious, you’ll need to know where to go to get that green. Dispensaries of 2018 aren’t simply places to pop in for a puff and a pass, these are highly designed destinations. Feast your eyes on these 11 picture-perfect California dispensaries, complete with private lounges, award-winning architecture, friendly, knowledgable staff and step into a new world of high-end cannabis culture cool.

Reporter: Katie Bush | Location: The Apothecarium
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MedMen

Multiple Locations
With 18 facilities nationwide and 7 in Southern California alone, Med Men is writing the book on the modern cannabis industry, from how facilities are designed to helping to shape the laws that make this industry viable. “Drawing inspiration from Apple Stores, MedMen strives to create a retail experience that is anything but ordinary. Products are out in the open and visitors are encouraged to shop around and explore." It's a comfortable shopping environment for those new to the lifestyle and pleasurable for those who are let’s, say, canna-proficient.
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The Apothecarium - Castro

San Francisco, California
Boasting three locations in San Francisco and one in Las Vegas, The Apothecarium has become an international model for dispensary design. A visit to each outpost will provide a different, yet inviting, design experience. Expect warm woods, an open, modern concept and beautifully textured furniture alongside friendly, helpful staff. They offer a broad selection of cannabis products, including flowers, edibles, topicals, and concentrates. All products are batch-tested for purity. 
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Bud and Bloom

Santa Ana, California
Named one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Dispensaries in the U.S.” by Leafly, Bud and Bloom, located in Santa Ana, is certainly that. Beautiful soaring ceilings, hand-crafted, wide plank wood floors and crisp, modern display cases are a feast for the eyes and welcoming in every sense. Bud and Bloom was one of the first dispensaries to receive a recreational cannabis license in Orange County and is actively involved in community outreach, offering a free shuttle for seniors to and from the dispensary to shop and socialize with their peers.
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Grass Roots

San Francisco, California
Purveyors of world-class cannabis, Grass Roots adds further convenience to your purchase with an exceptional online menu and house call system, yet we’d certainly suggest a visit to this beautiful bud-pourium. Like an old-fashioned, yet highly-designed coffee shop (with cannabis), pull up a bar stool, pick up a menu and let one of the superb staff members guide you through a beautiful selection of green.
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Urbn Leaf

San Diego, California
With three beautiful locations in San Diego, Urbn Leaf is your one-stop SoCal spot for all cannabis products. With exteriors that look modern enough to be mistaken for a high-end coffee shop or mainstream retail experience, it’s that warm, highly designed touch that makes Urbn Leaf so appealing. Known for a professionalism that invites inquiry, discovery and conversation, Urbn Leaf’s selection of products is unrivaled and perfect for any type of consumer.
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Barbary Coast

San Francisco, California
Barbary Coast Collective is another of SF’s coolest recreational cannabis dispensaries complete with a state-of-the-art Dab Bar and Cannabis Lounge. Smoke or vape their high-end, high-grade cannabis products in the Lounge, while enjoying sporting events shown on 5 HD big screens. There are convenient rolling trays, bongs, and VapeXhale units available to borrow. Bonus: All you need to do to gain access to the Cannabis Lounge is make a donation towards medicine or products and provide a receipt.
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Airfield Supply Company

San Jose, California
A stunning dispensary in San Jose, Airfield Supply Company believes “high is a place,” so stop on in and prepare for takeoff. This boutique-style dispensary offers a wide selection of the finest cannabis strains, concentrates, edibles, and clones. There is also an onsite garden, nursery and grow rooms. Don’t miss Happy Hour every Monday & Wednesday from 2p-4p where flowers, concentrates and edibles are 20% off!
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Harvest on Geary

San Francisco, California
Touting a “farm to feeling” mantra, Harvest on Geary, one of the brands’ two SF locations, is a dispensary boasting a beautiful, open modern feel, exceptional service and all-natural products.  At the forefront of the cannabis culture, much like supper clubs or speakeasies, Harvest on Geary has a private, members-only cannabis club. You have the ability to smoke, vape and dab medical cannabis products purchased at Harvest on Geary and Harvest off Mission in a modern social setting. Bring your laptop and get some work done or book the entirety of the club for a private event.
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The Healing Center

San Diego, California
Located centrally in San Diego’s Mission Valley, The Healing Center is a city-licensed dispensary, providing patients top quality, twice tested products in a beautiful environment. Think wide-plank grey wood floors, white lacquered countertops and warm eggplant-colored walls with a little gift for each and every new patient who walks through the door.
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People’s OC

Santa Ana, California
Voted 2017’s Cannabis Store of the Year, People’s OC is the biggest of it’s kind in California. With a beautiful, modern spacious interior accented with warm woods and graffiti art, it’s a superb place to purchase a wide variety of consumables and accessories while spending an afternoon sat-iva(ing) your cannabis curiosity.
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SPARC

San Francisco, California
With four locations throughout the Bay Area, SPARC believes in the positive role cannabis can play in a healthy life. After years of growing and distributing with their collective, the first SPARC retail facility opened in 2010 and was immediately lauded for quality of service, wide selection of product, and the stunning design; three more locations soon followed. Membership at SPARC will get you access to a world-class vape lounge, lab tested medicine, free product demos and a game night every Wednesday at 6pm!
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