11 Best-Rated Dispensaries in Los Angeles

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Home to the famed Emerald Triangle and some of the most sought-after brands on the planet, California has a big reputation to uphold when it comes to cannabis retail—especially in major cities like San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles. For that reason, LA dispensaries have to bring it with impeccable customer service, unique plant knowledge, great daily deals, and all of the best products the industry has to offer.

This list of LA dispensaries includes 11 that do it the best according to thousands of satisfied customers who’ve been inspired to rave about their positive experiences across a variety of review platforms including Leafly, Google, Weedmaps, and Yelp. From plant advocacy and cultural connection to free parking and veteran discounts, there are quite a few reasons each one of these dispensaries tops the list of LA consumer preferences. And in no particular order, here’s how they did it.

LA Wonderland dispensary interior
LA Wonderland

LA Wonderland

Independent Operator

  • Weedmaps: 4.8 (5,221 reviews)
  • Google: 4.8 (3,300 reviews)

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, LA Wonderland boasts an array of flower, edibles, concentrates, cartridges, and pre-rolls certified by independent labs. Consumers have flocked to listing platforms to leave rave reviews for the shop’s prices, packaging, and customer service. Wonderland also has its own parking lot for customers, which is a welcome rarity when shopping in downtown Los Angeles.

LA Kush in-house dispensary brand eighths of flower
LA Kush

LA Kush – East LA

Independent Operator

  • Google: 4.8 (1,600 reviews)
  • Weedmaps: 4.7 (4,227 reviews)
  • Yelp: 4.2 (228 reviews)

With locations in East LA and Hollywood, LA Kush is consistently praised by happy consumers for its good deals on popular brands like Wyld, Fig Farms, and Maven. Offering delivery and fast pickup, the dispensary has won over 81 awards for its premium indoor flower and distilled oil.

The brand’s name alone holds weight among locals and tourists alike. Merchandising is a success story here with branded slides, grinders, bucket hats, T-shirts, and even bikinis that let people proudly display the “LA Kush” logo around town with a styling nod to the locally loved Los Angeles Dodgers.

Herbarium los angeles cannabis delivery van


Independent Operator

  • Google: 4.7 (1,200 reviews)
  • Yelp: 4.3 (481 reviews)

Noted by customers for quick and reliable cannabis delivery services, Herbarium is a favorite among locals who prefer their weed to meet them at their front door. The vertically integrated dispensary offers daily deals on things like pre-rolls, edibles, eighths of flower, and other infused products.

Outside of the high-quality products, the Herbarium is also heavily involved in the continued destigmatization of the plant, and reviewers have noted how the team regularly contributes to mass plant education and advocacy for the continued fight against the war on drugs. Herbarium has positioned itself well among consumers who prefer to support brands dedicated to making a difference, showing a keen understanding of what it takes to attract Gen Z in 2023.

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The High Note

The High Note – East LA

Independent Operator

  • Weedmaps: 4.9 (5,009 reviews)
  • Yelp: 4.3 (233 reviews)

Located in East LA’s El Sereno neighborhood, The High Note is the dispensary of choice for residents of Montecito Heights, Chinatown, Downtown, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Alhambra, Highland Park, Rosemead, El Monte, Boyle Heights, and Whittier. Consumers will begin their journey with free parking—a competitive advantage in Los Angeles.

After showing ID, customers are ushered through a secret “bookshelf” that doubles as a door leading to The High Note’s interactive showroom. The location reaps its success from the consumer experience, which feels exclusive, elite, and inspires people to share their experiences online and keep coming back for more.

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Downtown Patient Group (DTPG)

Owned by The Cure Company

  • Weedmaps: 4.8 (3,321 reviews)
  • Leafly: 5 (1,257 reviews)

The Downtown Patient Group (DTPG) operates from LA’s industrial district, providing plant relief to locals and tourists alike. They offer a variety of heavy-hitter brands—like Alien Labs, Raw Garden, and West Coast Cure—and daily deals for newbies, veterans, disabled people, and senior citizens.

Consumers rave about DTPG’s easy parking, clean facilities, knowledgeable and helpful staff, and enticing prices for first-timers. Reviewers also praise DTPG for its convenient and reliable delivery that caters to medical and adult-use patients.

Mecca City Mid dispensary staff celebration
Mecca Mid City

Mecca Mid City

Independent Operator

  • Weedmaps: 4.8 (3,095 reviews)
  • Yelp: 4.2 (264 reviews)

Female-owned and operated, Mecca Mid City serves as the home base for Mecca products, which are designed to speak to every type of cannabis consumer. The interior is low-lit and stylish: a weed oasis for the city’s creative scene.

Mecca Mid City excels at social media, which is its primary method for getting the word out about its brand and location. The retailer uses its social media reach to keep consumers in the loop about discounts, daily deals, and fun, interactive content that’s as educational as it is fun to watch.

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Buddha Company

Buddha Company

Partial interest controlled by AAP, Inc.

  • Weedmaps: 4.8 (2,756 reviews)
  • Yelp: 4.1 (98 reviews)

Located in the Fashion District, the Buddha Company aims to create a tranquil environment that is equally inviting to seasoned consumers as it is to cannabis newcomers. The shop offers delivery and great deals with a passion for cannabis education.

The shop’s education-focused website dives deep into foundational topics like live resin, how to consume edibles, and how hash is made, which is great for newer consumers who are seeking more information but prefer to indulge in it on their own time.

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City Compassionate Caregivers

City Compassionate Caregivers

Owned by The Cure Company

  • Weedmaps: 4.7 (3,630 reviews)
  • Leafly: 4.9 (220 reviews)

City Compassionate Caregivers has serviced downtown Los Angeles since 2006. The dispensary is one of the largest Pre-ICO Prop D-compliant medical cannabis dispensaries in Southern California, and they remain dedicated to the continued destigmatization of the plant.

City Compassionate Caregivers is a member of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and NORML, and remains passionate about global advocacy. The retailer offers daily deals and regularly updates the menu to ensure consumers are receiving the best products available from one of the largest most developed markets in the country.

The Pottery dispensary Interior
The Pottery

The Pottery

Owned by Glass House Brands 

  • Google: 4.7 (445 reviews)
  • Yelp: 4 (80 reviews)

With an artistic and urban exterior paired with an open, welcoming interior, The Pottery is known for its carefully curated selection. The dispensary makes sure to offer products that speak to every consumer, with regular deals and discounts to provide locals with the best bang for their buck.

The Pottery staff has been noted by reviewers for their exceptional customer service and extensive cannabis knowledge, proving to retailers everywhere that who you hire to sell your bud matters—sometimes even more than the bud itself.

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The Artist Tree / Zoe Schwartz

The Artist Tree – West Hollywood

Independent Operator

  • Google: 4.5 (142 reviews)
  • Yelp: 4.3 (74 reviews)

The Artist Tree positions itself as an art gallery that happens to sell cannabis through multiple locations across the city. Each retail shop offers a wide selection of high-end, premium cannabis flower, concentrates, CBD products, edibles, clones, and cultivation supplies that cater to some of LA’s most discerning cannabis consumers. But the retailer still manages to ensure the canna-curious crowd does not feel left out.

According to the store’s founders, customers enjoy The Artist Tree for its numerous works of art from talented local artists showcased alongside thoughtfully curated cannabis products and interactive educational hubs.

Mary Janes Collective black and white retail building for medical and rec sales
Mary Jane’s Collective

Mary Jane’s Collective

Independent Operator

  • Google: 4.5 (310 reviews)
  • Yelp: 4.2 (113 reviews)

Mary Jane’s Collective is well-known in LA’s cannabis scene for being one of Hollywood’s first legal dispensaries, serving the Melrose Hills community since 2006. The dispensary is in the process of moving to a new LA location, and in the meantime, they’re paying back their loyal community—and ensuring that loyalty remains intact amidst the move—with a storewide 50 percent discount on all products.

The customer service-forward shop is another great reminder for retailers everywhere: when you treat your customers with respect, you’ll receive a consistent return on that human investment.

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