Long gone are the days of covert medical marijuana shops with metal detectors and security guards ready to pop you. Instead, we’ve entered the “Apple Store” era of cannabis retail shops. We can thank brands like MedMen for popularizing an explosive trend that appeals to mainstream consumers. And we’re happy that Los Angeles has fully embraced this style. It’s created an experience that you look forward to when shopping for your weekly dosages.
In celebration of 420 month, we are highlighting our picks for the best places to buy weed in Los Angeles that have made buying cannabis and CBD relaxing, inspiring, and ultimately cool.
The Higher Path
14080 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
You’d never suspect the little shop, marked Higher Path, across the street from the grocery store chain Ralphs to be the coolest dispensary in Los Angeles, but the designers of The Higher Path have outdone themselves. Walk inside and immediately transport to the NoCal woods. We don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say, the shop’s aesthetic is more in line with a Disney fantasy than a weed shop.
And during COVID-19, The Higher Path is going above and beyond to accommodate patients, offering curbside pickup and soon a delivery option, which is why The Higher Path is #1 in our book!
8163 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Bright, airy, and pleasant are just a few words that come to mind when stepping into Sweet Flower. Their Melrose location is a hotspot among LA locals, who will drive up to 30 minutes to step into this boutique dispensary. With a soothing free flow energy, a wide range of THC goods, and a friendly knowledgable staff, Sweet Flower is making the buying experience super enjoyable for newbies and veterans alike. And they’ve opened up across the city, so now you can visit Sweet Flower on Melrose (Mid City), Studio City, and Downtown’s Art District!
Be sure to check out their SWEET delivery deals during the COVID-19 crisis.
5042 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, LA, 90019
Want a refreshing spin on a cannabis shop? Step into The Pottery. Located in MidCity, this is one of the coolest marijuana retailers in Los Angeles. Half of the store looks like it just came from Art Basel, and the other half feels like a weed space station. The environment is worth the experience although expect designer prices. The staff does a great job of finding unique brands to support on their shelves. You’ll have a great time discovering new products.