Best Dispensary in San Diego in June 2024

Best Dispensary in San Diego in June 2024

What do you think of when you think of a San Diego dispensary? Today, you can walk into one of around 50 local recreational marijuana dispensaries and buy cannabis products. You can also have weed delivered to your doorstep through San Diego dispensary delivery services. If you’ve been in California for a while, you may remember what a long, strange trip it has been. (Yes, that’s both a Grateful Dead and a Hunter S. Thompson reference.)

The updated building facade at Cannabist, the closest dispensary to downtown La Jolla

Which San Diego Dispensary Should You Visit?

As far back as 1996, seriously ill patients in California have been permitted by state law to grow and use cannabis for “personal medical treatment” — as long as a licensed physician gave them the okay. But things didn’t really start going in the California legalization movement until around 2013. It was then that federal prosecutors were directed to take a hands-off approach in states like California where pot was legalized through state legislation, so long as cartels and minors weren’t involved. (This is an overly simplified summarization of a directive known as the “Cole memo,” but you get the idea.) 

After that, it was only a matter of time before small medical dispensaries started popping up around town. In 2018, you were finally able to go into a recreational dispensary in San Diego and buy weed for personal use. That doesn’t mean there aren’t doctors who specialize in cannabis-related treatment, though. In fact, we recently published an article about medical marijuana doctors in San Diego.

But whether you’re looking for recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, or even just CBD, how do you find the best dispensary in San Diego? We’ve got a list for you here. Let’s not waste any more time talking about weed; let’s get you in touch with San Diego cannabis shops!

Tips for Visiting Dispensaries

We have a couple of “pro tips” for first-time dispensary shoppers. First, dispensaries are cash-only businesses. They have ATMs on the premises, but for a faster visit, bring cash with you. And second, many dispensaries have specials on different days of the week. For example, seniors might get a discount on a certain day of the week, or on other days there might be a discount on everything in the store.

To give you a better idea, we’ve included a list of the specials for Cannabist San Diego, the closest dispensary to downtown La Jolla, below.

Our Picks for Best Dispensary in San Diego

Cannabist San Diego

CBD Uses for Seniors

Cannabist San Diego is the closest dispensary to downtown La Jolla. It’s right around the corner from the Pacific Beach In-N-Out Burger (we totally realize that statement sounds like a line from The Big Lebowski), 6 miles by car from La Jolla Cove.

Cannabist opened in August 2021, and their staff is highly knowledgeable and very friendly. They carry everything from “flower,” which is the kind of marijuana that you can smoke in a joint or pipe, to CBD products. They also sell THC and CBD edibles, extracts, pre-rolls, and vapes, along with topical products, seeds so you can grow your own, accessories, and more.

Cannabist Specials

Take a look at some of their specials available at Cannabist San Diego:

  • Senior Sundays: 30% off 55 or older, 30% off all vapes and house brands.
  • Munchie Mondays: Buy one get one 60% off all edibles and 30% off all house brands.
  • Two for Tuesdays: Buy one get one for $1 entire store — mix and match. 
  • Wax Wednesdays: Buy one get one $1 concentrates 8 a.m. — 9 a.m., 30% off concentrates 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.
  • Thrifty Thursdays: 25% off the entire store and 50-75% off clearance section.
  • Fridays: Buy one get one 50% off entire store — mix and match.
  • Saturdays: Buy one get one 50% off entire store — mix and match.

The staff here was voted Best Dispensary for a Newbie, Most Knowledgeable Staff, and Best Budtenders by SD Reader voters right out of the gate.

  • Address: 4645 De Soto St., San Diego, CA 92109
  • Phone: (858) 324-5130
  • Everyday Hours: 8AM – 9PM


Image of THCSD Consultants ready to help. Courtesy of

The Healing Center San Diego (THCSD) is a unique dispensary with incredible deals for first timers and return customers located in Mission Valley close to the massive Ikea. They sell brand names like Kanha, Exotic Genetix, The Plug and Wyld–featuring all kinds of weed goodies such as pre-rolls, gummies, vape cartridges, and fresh flower. THCSD also offers daily happy hour deals where you’ll receive dope discounts on THC and CBD and, well, pretty much everything they sell at their adorable boutique style dispensary.


Here is a sampling of specials recently found at THCSD:

  • Mondays: All flower 25% off & BOGO Edibles 50% off
  • Two for Tuesdays: Buy two or more items, get any third item of equal/lesser value for $1
  • Senior Citizens Special: Age 55+ 25% off, whether your order online for curbside pickup or visit the showroom
  • Veterans & Students: 25% off the entire store
  • Daily Happy Hour: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. every day, 25% off entire store
  • New Customer Discount – check with THCSD for more details
  • Address: 3703 Camino del Rio S #215a, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Phone: (858) 324-2420
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 

North County Dispensaries

Torrey Holistics

Torrey Holistics is a San Diego dispensary that originally opened as a medical marijuana dispensary in 2015. They became licensed for recreational pot around the end of 2017, and like others in their position, they worked to transition into a customer-friendly environment that would appeal to both first-timers and experienced weed shoppers alike. This dispensary donates to a lot of local causes including Feeding San Diego, Veteran News Network, and the Will Ferrell-affiliated “Cancer for College” foundation. Torrey Holistics is located in Sorrento Valley between the 5 and the 805, about five minutes from New English Brewing, a local brewery which also sells to-go beer and upon which we heaped much lavish praise in our article called A Beer Lover’s Guide to La Jolla. Hint, hint.

  • Address: 10671 Roselle St #100, San Diego, CA 92121
  • Phone: (858) 558-1420
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 

Urbn Leaf Vista

Urbn Leaf is a well-known dispensary, in part because of the giant shuttle buses they drive around town. They’re one of the OG San Diego dispensaries that helped usher in the transition from small medical pop-up dispensaries that were always getting shut down into the modern recreational retail shopping experience we have today. The Vista location is conveniently located off the CA-78 highway.

  • Address: 909 W Vista Way, Vista, CA, 92083
  • Phone: (760) 330-5078
  • Hours: 9AM-10PM Every day


STIIIZY has become a recognizable name in cannabis because they’ve spent time not just curating their own line of flower and vapes, but by making clothing, skateboard decks, and other products. The Vista location opened in May 2021 and is located near the CA-78 highway. Aside from their own homegrown products, they also sell a variety of other California cannabis brands. One more thing: Going into a STIIIZY store is kind of like shopping for weed in an art gallery. The Vista location is STIIIZY’s first in San Diego, but they have many other locations around California and beyond.

  •  Address: 415 La Tortuga Dr, Vista, CA, 92081
  •  Phone: (760) 227-9581
  •  Hours: 9AM-10PM Every day

Tradecraft Farms 

Tradecraft Farms is an artisanal cannabis merchant that grows their own organic hydroponic cannabis. Not only does Tradecraft roll blunts with a vintage Dominican cigar machine, they create “an artisanal cannabis experience” and “better living for the mind, body, and spirit.” Combining hip and holistic, LA-based graffiti artist Kelly “Risk” Gravel painted the store, which is conveniently located in a retail store with many other stores around.

  • Address: 732 E Vista Way, Vista, CA, 92084
  • Phone: (760) 295-8572
  • Hours: 9AM-10PM Every day

The Cake House Vista

Located off the CA-78 highway, the Cake House offers premier cannabis in a unique environment. With a “baked” theme, the dispensary has friendly, knowledgeable staff. and kiosks where you can choose what you want. This veteran-owned company was founded to combat the effects of PTSD, chronic pain, and nausea with cannabis. Navy Veteran Daniel Wise set out to provide cannabis to those who really need it. While the Cake House has a few locations around California, Vista is currently the only location in San Diego.

  • Address: 1275 S Santa Fe Ave. #101, Vista, CA, 92083
  • Phone: (760) 295-0755
  • Hours: 9AM-10PM Every day

The Grateful Head Smoke Shop 

After you’ve bought your marijuana products in Vista, you can head over to the Grateful Head Smoke Shop. A purveyor of glass for smoking, this shop has a wide variety of bongs, pipes, and bubblers. It’s a great stop when you’re looking for quality glass. While they have limited hours, if you make it in the team will help you find just what you need. Not too far from the CA-78, the Grateful Head Smoke Shop has all the accessories you need after buying some quality cannabis.

  • Address: 1542 S Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA, 92804
  • Phone: (760) 295-0838
  • Hours: 12-5PM Wednesday-Sunday, 12:30-5PM Monday, Closed Tuesdays

Platinum X

Near the Piazza D’Oro Apartments, Platinum X is a dispensary off the CA-78 highway in Vista. With limited hours during the day and closed on the weekends, Platinum X is a laid-back dispensary that is small and convenient. You’ll have everything you need at this cannabis store. With a lot of different stores and restaurants around, the Platinum X dispensary is in a great location if you want to run a few errands and get some food after.

  • Address: 103 Vista Way, Vista, CA, 92804
  • Phone: (760) 536-3848
  • Hours: 8AM-4PM Monday-Friday

ShowGrow Marijuana Dispensary San Diego

Just north of Miramar in San Diego, ShowGrow Marijuana Dispensary is a beautiful shop with a large parking lot. Not far from La Jolla, ShowGrow is tucked away between the 805 and 15 freeways. With a variety of products that are organized and easily accessible, browsing in this dispensary is quite enjoyable. ShowGrow is where you go when you want an easy shopping experience and good hours.

  • Address: 7625 Carroll Rd., San Diego, CA, 92121
  • Phone: (858) 531-3177
  • Hours: 9AM-9PM Every day

Off the Charts Vista

Off the Charts has a location in Palm Springs, but San Diego locals will love their store in Vista. Off the Charts has a wide array of products, a beautiful, well-kept and professional storefront, and an atmosphere of style. There is a decently-sized parking lot and knowledgeable staff. Between the CA-78 and CA-76, this dispensary is a little further out but has long hours.

  • Address: 1745 E. Vista Way Suite 10, Vista, CA, 92804
  • Phone: (760) 330-9599
  • Hours: 9AM-10PM Every day

Flora Verde

Flora Verde was the first licensed retail medical marijuana dispensary in Vista that now sells recreational cannabis. The qualified and friendly team prides itself on helping customers find unique products and high-end cannabis. This dispensary operates out of a small storefront in the same parking lot as a motel; if you’re not specifically looking for it, you might miss it. 

  • Address: 954 S. Santa Fe. Ave, Vista, CA, 92084
  • Phone: (760) 659-6264
  • Hours: 9AM-10PM Every day

Dr. Green RX

Dr. Green RX offers top-shelf treats and zero-contact “house calls.” A small storefront with a wide selection and various brands, the dispensary is close to the CA-78 highway in Vista. With delivery hours and friendly staff, Dr. Green RX has been open since 2016 offering all kinds of different products. Combining modern cannabis with an old-school vibe, Dr. Green RX is the best of both worlds.

  • Address: 1406 S. Santa Fe Suite A, Vista, CA, 92804
  • Phone: (760) 536-3363
  • Hours: Store: 9AM-10PM, Delivery: 12-8PM

March and Ash Vista

With a few dispensaries in the San Diego area, the Vista location is near the CA-78 highway. With long hours and a few breweries nearby, March & Ash is a welcoming spot for an evening out. The dispensary has a wide selection of all kinds of cannabis products and brands. This highly-rated dispensary is not just in an easy location, the staff at the Vista location is friendly and helpful.

  • Address: 2465 Dogwood Way, Vista, CA, 92081
  • Phone: (760) 624-7336
  •  Hours: 9AM-10PM Every day

Coastal Wellness

Coastal Wellness takes a holistic approach to recreational cannabis. Located in Vista, it was one of the first licensed dispensaries in the area. They carry a wide range of medicinal products and have a staff that can help you find what you need. With everything from cannabis to hemp and CBD, Coastal Wellness is a comprehensive environment where there is something for everyone. Off the CA-78 and La Mirada, it is also relatively easy to get to.

  • Address: 1044 La Mirada Ct, Vista, CA, 92081
  • Phone: (760) 734-7081
  • Hours: 9AM-10PM Every day

Ramona Cannabis Company

Opened in 2015, they bear the distinction of being Ramona’s first licensed cannabis dispensary. You’ll find the dispensary near the Ramona airport, a short drive away from the CA-67 highway. They open early – at 8 a.m. every day – for both in-store shopping and delivery, and they have daily deals on a wide variety of cannabis brands and products. Furthermore, the dispensary always gives a 10 percent discount to veterans.

  • Address: 736 Montecito Way, Ramona, CA, 92065
  • Phone: (760) 687-9700
  • Hours: Store: 8AM-8PM, Delivery: 8AM-6:30PM

Jaxx Cannabis

Jaxx Cannabis in Ramona is off the CA-78 highway but in a discreet location. With weekly deals on many different top brands and products, this dispensary has become known for their low prices, great customer service, and welcoming atmosphere. They also offer deliveries from 8AM to 8PM. The staff is friendly and laid-back. Offering rewards for every dollar you spend, the Jaxx Cannabis dispensary believes in giving back to their customers. 

  • Address: 1210 Olive St., Ramona, CA, 92065
  • Phone: (619) 206-5274
  • Hours: Store: 10AM-8PM, Delivery: 8AM-8PM


Mankind is a large dispensary located in Miramar. This is a no-nonsense dispensary with a huge selection and friendly staff to help you navigate it. Offering delivery and curbside pickup, Mankind dispensary has earned the title of one of the best dispensaries in San Diego. By providing such a hands-on and knowledgeable experience, Mankind is friendly to new cannabis users. The educated and kind staff will help you find what you need and allow you to touch and smell the products.

  • Address: 7128 Miramar Rd, San Diego, CA 92121
  • Phone: (855) 626-5463
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 

Central San Diego Dispensaries

Urbn Leaf Bay Park

Do you love the atmosphere and ambiance of a matcha bar? Then you are going to love Urbn Leaf’s locations around town. Lubes, suppositories, and salves are just the tip of the iceberg, because in addition to a large selection of smokables, they also offer a large variety of non-flower products. In fact, it is one of the largest you will find. They deliver throughout the San Diego area and those deliveries are free with orders over $100. There is a $60 minimum for delivery.

  • Address: 1028 Buenos Ave, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Phone: (619) 275-2235
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 

March and Ash

March and Ash are eco-conscious and eager to serve. With locations in Mission Valley, City Heights, Imperial Valley, and Vista, plus a delivery service, you will find some of the best San Diego dispensary deals around. If descriptions like high quality oil infused with freshly harvested live terpenes gets you excited, you are at the right place. Plus, you know, Tommy Chong goes there sometimes.

  • Address: 2835 Camino del Rio S #100, San Diego, CA 92108
  • Phone: (619) 314-7336
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 


Posh – that is how some describe the vibe of this upscale, San Diego California dispensary. From the valet parking upon arrival to the free gift for first-time visitors on the way out, the experience is one of luxury and refinement. This is not just another cannabis dispensary in San Diego. It is an elevated refined experience. The central location near the football stadium makes it easy to access no matter where in San Diego you happen to live. 

  • Address: 3455 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108
  • Phone: (619) 701-6036
  • Everyday Hours : 8AM-9PM

Golden State Greens

If you are looking for a San Diego dispensary that’s open late, Golden State Greens has you covered. This Point Loma shop is heavy on the wood and glass aesthetic. What it lacks in excessive flair, it more than makes up for in customer service. Flower, oil, and wax reign supreme with regard to quality. If you have questions, expect friendly and knowledgeable answers from this highly experienced staff.

  • Address: 3452 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Phone: (844) 420-8387
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 


Do names like Friendly Farms, Papa & Barkley, Farmer & the Felon, and ABX, mean anything to you? To people in the know, these names evoke the highest quality product on the market. They are also just a few of the brands you will find at Klover. Expect friendly San Diego dispensary delivery service.

  • Address: 3500 Estudillo St, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Phone: (619) 688-0888
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 

Goldn Bloom

This low-key shop has been described as having a crazy diverse supply. It is the place to go if you just want to be in, out, and on your way. It goes without saying that they always have plenty of stock. While easy to get to, you might find the location outside the normal tourist zone. It is the kind of place you don’t accidentally encounter. You go there because you know where you are going. You return because you get what you are after every time.

  • Address: 3385 Sunrise St, San Diego, CA 92102
  • Phone: (619) 955-5540
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 


The dispensary is said to look like a hipsterized garage, as if that were a bad thing. It looks like it belongs between Mountain View and City Heights. In other words, it looks like what it is and is placed exactly where it is right at home. The budtenders will serve you up whatever you need from their very wide variety. If you want to read about CBD for hangovers, head to their blog. If you want to pick up some CBD for hangovers, Hikei awaits.

  • Address: 3940 Home Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
  • Phone: (619) 517-8605
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 

San Diego Recreational Cannabis (SDRC)

With claims of being the largest licensed recreational dispensary in the San Diego area, San Diego Recreational Cannabis is located on Hotel Circle in Mission Valley. The building is marked by clear and distinct signage and contains an open floor plan with ten checkout stations, helping to minimize bottlenecks inside the store. The security screen process to enter the storm is similarly streamlined, with fewer holdups and a lot less hassle compared to other dispensaries.

  • Address: 1299 Camino del Rio S, San Diego, CA 92108
  • Phone: (619) 906-5546
  • Hours: 9AM – 9PM

Cookies Mission Valley

Cookies was founded by partners Jai and Berner, the latter of the two responsible for the Girl Scout Cookies strain of weed. Their Mission Valley location can be found on the north side of I-8 off of Mission Center Ct, in an area surrounded by office buildings. The store’s products are given interesting names, such as Cereal Milk, London Pound Cake, and Sticky Buns. In addition to marijuana, the location also offers a variety of Cookies-branded accessories and merchandise for customers to purchase.

  • Address: 7850 Mission Center Court, San Diego, CA 92108
  • Phone: (619) 359-4016
  • Everyday Hours: 10AM – 9PM

MedMen San Diego

Distinctive red signage marks MedMen San Diego at their location on Convoy St, in an area densely packed with other shops and businesses. The company sells premium cannabis products, as well as publishing an online magazine on cannabis and culture. The store carries an in-house brand as well as other well-known cannabis brands and products. Reviewers say staff are “friendly” and answer questions patiently. Parking is available on site, with accessible ATMs at the location. Pets are also welcome.

  • Address: 5125 Convoy Street, Suite 211, San Diego, CA 92111
  • Phone: (619) 450-8909
  • Everyday Hours: 8AM – 9PM

East County Dispensaries

Lit La Mesa Dispensary 

Marked by a large and visible sign as well as festive inflatables around the holiday season, Lit La Mesa Dispensary can be found on University Avenue with a mixture of commercial shops and residential buildings surrounding the location. The store offers cannabis products through an in-person shop, as well as online, although purchasing through the shop’s online portal requires an account. Reviewers say the customer service and check-out experience at Lit La Mesa is “fast and easy” compared to other similar dispensaries. 

  • Address: 7729 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Phone: (619) 439-6048
  • Everyday Hours: 7AM – 8:50PM

The Reserve

Located off of La Mesa Boulevard, The Reserve can be easily noticed by the large bolded sign on the storefront. A self-classified boutique, the shop can be found directly in the La Mesa downtown area, surrounded by other stores, strip malls, and plazas. The store carries a variety of products with interesting and creative names, such as Blueberry Cookies, Wedding Cake, and Sour Grapes. The interior of the store contains sleek, minimalist furniture, with reviewers reporting “great customer service” and “good prices.”

  • Address: 8744 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Phone: (619) 373-7473
  • Everyday Hours: 8AM – 9PM


With a black tent and red sign outside the storefront, EMBR is located right on the intersection of Commercial Street and Canter Drive. The store is partnered with Phat Panda, a homegrown cannabis producer from nearby Washington state. The company claims they have the largest open floor retail space in La Mesa and San Diego. In addition to its physical location, EMBR also offers online ordering and home delivery. The store provides a small number of parking spaces for customers and an open-concept interior design with plenty of wood and hanging light fixtures.

  • Address: 8300 Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Phone: (619) 383-0709
  • Everyday Hours: 9AM – 9PM

The Grove

The Grove can be found right off I-8, located on Center St. The store is surrounded by other shops in the area, with a white and green sign that is clearly physical to anyone passing by. A small number of parking spaces are available directly in front of the store, with a larger parking lot adjacent to the side. The first licensed medical marijuana dispensary in La Mesa, The Grove offers both online and in-person shopping options, as well as various educational articles about cannabis on their website.

  • Address: 8155 Center Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Phone: (619) 420-4420
  • Everyday Hours: 7AM – 9PM

Cookies La Mesa

With its distinctive sky blue sign, written in font akin to playful handwriting, Cookies La Mesa is located adjacent to Kumeyaay Hwy, on El Cajon Boulevard. A variety of residential buildings can be seen scattered around the Cookies La Mesa location, as well as a large strip mall on the other side of the road. Cookies was founded by partners Jai and Berner, the latter of which originated the popular Girl Scout Cookies strain of cannabis. Reviewers often praise the customer service and knowledgeability of staff.

  • Address: 7935 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Phone: (619) 737-1920
  • Everyday Hours: 7AM – 9PM

Urbn Leaf La Mesa

Located south of Kumeyaay Highway, Urbn Leaf La Mesa can be found in a plaza on El Cajon Boulevard, with a small black sign in white font marking the location for drivers and passers-by. The plaza that houses the store offers plenty of parking, while customers may also purchase Urbn Leaf products online. In addition to cannabis products, Urbn Leaf La Mesa sells a variety of Urbn Leaf-branded accessories and merchandise, including t-shirts, tank tops, and hats. 

  • Address: 7339 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite C, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Phone: (619) 784-2525
  • Everyday Hours: 7AM – 9PM

Emjay La Mesa

Emjay La Mesa can be easily spotted due to its aquamarine-colored store head and bold sign. The store offers free delivery through its online shop, as well as in-person shopping at its shop on University Avenue, north of Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway. The store has an ATM on-site, with an open concept layout and products displayed along the walls for easy access. Reviewers report good prices and helpful staff, as well as “respectful and nice” security guards outside the store.

  • Address: 7180 University Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Phone: (415) 853-6529
  • Everyday Hours: 9AM – 9PM

HOTBOX San Diego

Located on Parkway Drive just north of I-8, HOTBOX San Diego’s large sign makes it easy to spot for visitors. The company grows its own cannabis, with all products planted and cultivated in the Southern California area. The store is situated directly next to a plaza of shops, with ample parking in front of the shop. The interior is lined with row by row of cannabis products, lining both sides of walkways. Reviewers praise the dispensary’s “great prices, “great selection,” and friendly customer service.

  • Address: 8260 Parkway Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
  • Phone: (619) 303-6298
  • Everyday Hours: 10AM – 9PM

Dr. Greenthumb’s San Diego

Inspired by popular song, Dr. Greenthumb, by hip-hop group Cypress Hill, Dr. Greenthumb’s San Diego was founded by Louis Mario Freese, also known as BReal, one of the members of Cypress Hill. The San Diego location is located on Campo Road, south of Highway 94, with a large green sign outlined in black for ease of visibility. Though the shop is on the smaller side, the store sells a variety of cannabis products, as well as clothing and merchandise. The store grows its own cannabis, with exclusive in-house brands and products.

  • Address: 8760 Campo Road, La Mesa, CA 91941
  • Phone: (858) 222-2527
  • Everyday Hours: 9AM – 9PM

OutCo El Cajon

Located next to San Vincent Freeway, Outco’s logo and signage can be seen adhered to a large warehouse-like building with an olive exterior on the side of Wing Avenue. Several other businesses neighbor OutCo’s building on one side, while an empty field sits opposite to the building. The company grows and distributes its own cannabis, and has in-house formulas for extracted products such as CBD oil. Reviewers say that the store is medical only, but praise the quality of the products and helpfulness of the staff.

  • Address: 8157 Wing Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
  • Phone: (619) 448-4420
  • Everyday Hours: 10AM – 7PM

The Boulevard Dispensary

Sitting adjacent to Highway 94 on Federal Boulevard, The Boulevard Dispensary’s neon green signage is sure to be spotted by any passing vehicle or pedestrian. Two neon green crosses are affixed to the building on either side of the store’s sign, helping with recognizability. The store is Lemon Grove’s first legal dispensary and offers information and assistance to those unfamiliar with cannabis. Reviewers praise the store’s prices and say the ordering process is quick and easy.

  • Address: 6470 Federal Boulevard, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
  • Phone: (619) 844-5100
  • Everyday Hours: 8AM – 8PM

South Bay Dispensaries

SouthWest Patient Group

Never mind the vast array of concentrates or the convenient location near the Mexican border or the quality care you will receive. The reason you want to visit SouthWest Patient Group is for the second to none educational experience you will receive from the moment you arrive. The microscope just past the entrance should prepare you for something very different. The seminars and workshops in the theater make this a destination for visitors even without the presence of the largest showroom in the region.

  • Address: 658 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173
  • Phone: (619) 663-6337
  • Everyday Hours : 9AM-9PM 

Harbor Collective

Did you need some dab of shatter, CO2 oil cartridges, or pressed water hash? Harbor Collective is the one-stop shop just outside the Gaslamp for everything you are looking for. There are edibles as well as smokes. Don’t just settle for whatever you can get from the nearest weed truck. This convenient location has brands such as Cookies by Berner. A $50 order is all it takes for free delivery.

  • Address: 2405 E Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92113
  • Phone: (619) 841-2045
  • Everyday Hours : 7AM-9PM 

A Green Alternative

South Bay has it lucky in a lot of ways. Herb is plentiful and legal, unlike on the other side of the border which is literally just a few feet away from A Green Alternative. The lab-tested stash is examined thoroughly to ensure the highest quality. The aesthetic is a cross between a pharmacy and a coffee shop. There will not be long waits so 10 minutes is more than enough time to budget for your run to the border. If you want to avoid the crowds, AGA is your destination.

  • Address: 2335 Roll Dr #4, San Diego, CA 92154
  • Phone: (619) 920-8500
  • Everyday Hours : 9AM-9PM 

Grasshopper Dispensary

Located south of Filipino American Highway, the Grasshopper Dispensary is surrounded by an iron gate with a large green sign on the side of Trousdale Drive. The store, which offers in-person shopping and delivery from their website, is located at the end of the street next to a UHaul Center. Cannabis products sold at the Grasshopper Dispensary are purchased locally, with a portion of profits donated to local Cultural Arts programs. Reviewers praise the selection and customer service quality from staff.

  • Address: 376 Trousdale Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Phone: (619) 565-2837
  • Everyday Hours: 7AM – 10PM

Urbn Leaf San Ysidro Dispensary

Located inside a busy plaza surrounded by shops, Urbn Leaf San Ysidro Dispensary can be identified through its understated sign and olive green building front on E San Ysidro Boulevard. The store near downtown Tijuana is one of several franchise locations of Urbn Leaf. In addition to cannabis products, Urbn Leaf merchandise and clothing can be purchased at the shop, such as hats, t-shirts, and tank tops. Online delivery is available in addition to in-person shopping at the store location. 

  • Address: 658 E San Ysidro Blvd, San Diego, CA 92173
  • Phone: (619) 663-6337
  • Everyday Hours: 7AM – 9PM


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