They come from all around the world for it: the Los Angeles area is a cannabis consumer’s paradise in 2022.
The world’s largest legal cannabis market is in its fifth year of adult-use sales, and is home to some of its oldest professionals. The city of LA proper has about 200 licensed dispensaries, and many times more illegal ones selling untested products. Leafly only lists licensed shops in this real-life GTAV—so remember to shop legal. (Licensed outlets will have state QR codes in their windows.)
You want the freshest heat from the streets? LA stores have it. Wanna get all crunchy and organic before a trip up Mulholland? That’s for sale, too. LA contains multitudes of LAs.
Here are some of the best-reviewed cannabis retail outlets in the city limits of Los Angeles, according to Leafly’s reviewers.
Highest-Rated Recreational Dispensaries in Los Angeles
5470 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles—Aurant
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.9 star rating out of 1,401 dispensary reviews
Los Angeles is rife with quality dispensaries, but Los Angeles Kush stands out. It’s won a raft of awards, and customers are lavish with their praise. A vast selection of products across a wide range of prices makes LA Kush “the go-to shop” in the City of Angels, one Leafly reviewer writes. Giving discounts to first-time customers and offering random special deals and giveaways keeps people coming back. LA Kush opened in 2007 as California Herbal Remedies, a medical marijuana dispensary. Its crew of expert budtenders still serves medical customers as well as adult-use cannabis enthusiasts.
5359 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles—East LA
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.9 star rating out of 77 dispensary reviews
“This place is for weed people,” enthuses one Leafly reviewer. That might seem like an obvious thing to say about a cannabis dispensary, but The High Note prides itself on serving the needs of all kinds of customers, from pot newcomers to pot veterans to old-timers re-introducing themselves to the plant. Many reviewers noted the top-tier customer service and efficiency, as well as the ample, free parking. A unique promotion offers new customers discounts that ratchet up for each of their first three visits.
2815 W Sunset Blvd #201, Los Angeles—Silver Lake
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.8 star rating out of 114 dispensary reviews
The owners of California Caregivers Alliance have more than 40 years of experience in cannabis and have been operating their Silver Lake dispensary since 2006. Claiming to have the largest selection of cannabis in the LA area, CCA has particular expertise in serving medical patients, but the budtenders are also highly experienced in serving recreational consumers as well. CCA takes particular pride in its speedy, efficient delivery service. “Such a variety of different things to choose from!” one Leafly reviewer writes. “I’ve been a stoner since I can remember and I’ve never seen so many different types of brands! Awesome!!!”
3791 2nd Avenue., Los Angeles—Cienega
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.6 star rating out of 42 dispensary reviews
The LA Cannabis Co. is aptly named, given its stated mission. “Each budtender is a specialist in Los Angeles lifestyle and thinks about what cannabis products best get their customers through their days,” the company promises. The focus doesn’t stop there, though. The dispensary’s expert budtenders are trained to tailor their advice to each customer’s particular needs. Leafly’s reviewers attest to the truth of this. LA Cannabis Co. does its best to keep prices as low as possible, and carries many of the top-rated brands. See also LA Cannabis Co Inglewood, or La Brea.
5277 West Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles—Culver City
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.8 star rating out of 72 dispensary reviews
Like its East LA sister store, the High Note in Culver City wins praise for its ability to serve both newcomers to weed as well as connoisseurs. “I’ve been to both of their locations, Culver City and East LA, and love the service I get at both,” writes one Leafly reviewer. “They also have pretty great prices and awesome staff.” Another writes: “Best dispensary in LA if not the whole world. Try it.” New customers get increasingly steep discounts on their first three visits.
8311 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles—Beverly Hills
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.9 star rating out of 75 dispensary reviews
The Artist Tree aims to be not just a shop, but a destination. Customers say it hits the mark. Among its many events and promotions, The Artist Tree partners with local artists to present revolving exhibits on its gorgeous shop floor. Customers get same-day discounts upon showing proof of having attended a local performance, art gallery, or museum. As for the store itself: “Super friendly and knowledgeable staff,” is one Leafly reviewer’s assessment. “I have sampled several other dispensaries, and the quality/pricing/ selection/freshness of the flower is hands down the best. It’s my go-to.”
2235 E 7th St., Los Angeles—Pico Gardens
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.9 star rating out of 216 dispensary reviews
More than with most dispensaries, Leafy users who review this shop tend to call out specific budtenders by name to praise them for their attentive customer service. This collective-owned shop features products with a wide range of prices and offers a bevy of discounts: for veterans, for the disabled, for students, and even for people celebrating a birthday. One Leafly reviewer summed it up with admirable brevity: “Friendly. Dank weed.”
5042 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles—Mid City
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.9 star rating out of 44 dispensary reviews
The Pottery’s philosophy of selling weed might be best expressed by the fact that every day, it reserves the shop for seniors for the first hour, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Beyond its community-service orientation, the shop says it adheres to the “principles of minimalism and contemporary experiences.” That is, it puts its focus on products and service. The shop is certainly modern-looking, but hardly bare-bones or dull. “It’s a dispensary as nice as an Apple Store,” writes a Leafly reviewer. “The staff always takes its time when I need a minute and always has an answer to any questions.”
7051 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles—West Hollywood
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.8 star rating out of 140 dispensary reviews
Given its location on busy Santa Monica Boulevard, it’s no surprise that several of Leafly’s reviewers praise Hollywood High Grade’s convenient parking. But the shop has plenty of other things going for it, too: a large selection of products, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and a constantly rotating selection of promotional deals. One Leafly reviewer writes: “Fantastic place! Everyone was super happy to help, wonderful at explaining everything, and great to talk to. Will most definitely be heading back, and frequently at that!”
735 S Broadway, Los Angeles—DTLA
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.8 star rating out of 43 dispensary reviews
There are many reasons that MedMen is perhaps the best-known dispensary brand in America. One is the chain’s sheer size, with more than 30 shops in seven states so far. Six of those dispensaries are in LA city limits, with seven more in other parts of California. But one reason the chain got that big in the first place is that it offers the quintessential dispensary experience: a huge selection of top products sold in an attractive environment by knowledgeable staffers. The Downtown LA outlet draws particular praise from Leafly reviewers. “The experience was great,” one writes. “The employees are very knowledgeable. All in all, great business.” See also: MedMen WeHo.
2435 Military Ave., Los Angeles—West LA
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4.8 star rating out of 62 dispensary reviews
Coastal Dispensary prides itself on its inviting atmosphere and its warm, friendly customer service. Offering a wide range of products, Coastal Dispensary keeps ‘em coming back with a generous loyalty program: every dollar a customer spends counts toward a future discount. “The counter staff is knowledgeable and reads their customers well,” writes one Leafly reviewer. “I’ve had the pleasure of one particular gentleman a few times and it’s like being with an old friend. So yeah, I kinda like this place!”
Selection Criteria for Leafly List
To calculate the highest-rated dispensaries in Los Angeles, our Leafly List team uses a methodology based on quantitative and qualitative review data of dispensaries listed on Leafly, as well as other quality indicators, like reorder rates and deals availability (in markets where discounts are legal). Our teams are dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of highly-rated medical and recreational dispensaries.