What are the things that people look for from a cannabis dispensary? Price is a factor, of course, as is quality and design (in other words, a retail space that doesn’t resemble a college dorm room). But the most vital element of any cannabis dispensary is an informed and educated staff — also known as budtenders — who fully understand the products they’re selling, and can explain those products in terms that make sense, much like a wine sommelier.
When seeking out edibles in Los Angeles, budtenders become even more crucial, helping customers to navigate flavor, feeling, and proper dose amounts when purchasing edibles for recreational use. Here now, are 10 worthy dispensaries that offer a wide selection of edible cannabis to try.
The Artists Tree
Open since 2019, West Hollywood’s Artist Tree feels like a chill out spot, thanks to the venue’s multi-purpose use as a dispensary, art gallery, consumption lounge, and event space. The company delivers within an eight mile radius, and has stores in Koreatown and Beverly Hills that also sell edibles from rosin gummies to Social Tonic’s ginger lemongrass drink.
Serra’s, which means greenhouse in Italian, offers a line of cannabis-infused chocolates, caramels, and gumdrops with real fruit.
LA Cannabis Co.
At this cozy corner dispensary in Inglewood, employees are trained to guide customers in what LA Cannabis Co. describes thusly: “Each budtender is a specialist in Los Angeles lifestyle and thinks about what cannabis products best get their customers through their days.” That includes a whole assortment of gummies and beverages.
Sweet Flower Dispensary
With locations in the Arts District, Melrose, Studio City, and Westwood, customers enjoy Sweet Flower Dispensary because of the selections, price, and high level of service. They also stock edibles like passionfruit guava gummies, or Dr. Norm’s peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bag.
Eagle Rock/Northeast LA
As one of LA’s oldest dispensaries, Eagle Rock’s Cornerstone Wellness has also developed a reputation for getting to know their customers. It’s far from one of LA’s fanciest spaces, but Cornerstone’s vetting and curation process for products is rigorous. So if you have the time, book a a consultation to figure out what type of edible you prefer, including Marigold Sweets handcrafted chocolates.
East Los Angeles
The High Note
One thing about The High Note: the company’s East LA location is stunning. And while it’s always nice to have style, this dispensary has one of Southern California’s largest inventories for customers seeking out edibles.
The Higher Path
One click on the Higher Path’s edibles inventory and it’s easy to see how robust their operation is, from infused dark chocolates to Potli’s chili oil. This established dispensary is centrally located in Sherman Oaks.
Catalyst Cannabis - Belmont Shore
It’s hard not to think you’re in a Mac store when entering Catalyst Cannabis in Long Beach. This dispensary also has locations in Bellflower, North Long Beach, and Santa Ana. Staff are well-versed in edibles, and this location also sells fast-acting Kanha Nano edibles, which the company claims takes effect in 15 minutes or less.
MOTA - Medicine Of The Angels
For locals feeling nostalgic, there’s Mota - Medicine of The Angeles in Silver Lake. Nested right in the historic and former Circus of Books, Mota opened in 2019 with flower and multiple brands of edibles.
99 High Tide Cannabis Marijuana Dispensary
Open since 2015, the 99 High Tide dispensary offers plenty of edibles, including brands like Rayne Drops and Space Gems that are vegan and gluten-free.
Note: Los Angeles dispensaries are still operating under capacity rules determined by the LA Department of Public Health. It’s best to contact the listed dispensaries first to see if ordering online, or in-person visits, are preferred.