The Most Exciting Dispensaries in Southern California

Updated on February 16, 2022

After marijuana was legalized in California in January 2018, any adult of age 21 and above can purchase recreational marijuana legally – all you need is a valid photo ID or a driving license.

Below, we have provided a list of some of the best and most exciting dispensaries located in Southern California. If you are a local resident and are a fan of recreational marijuana, then you should definitely check it out.

Green Kong

If you are looking for the best dispensary in California, then Green Kong’s dispensary in Perris,CA takes the top spot. It is a marijuana dispensary located in Perris, California. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or a Cannabis connoisseur – you will love this place.

Green Kong aims to help its customers explore the benefits of recreational marijuana. And they have achieved this plan by providing their customers with a fun, relaxed, and friendly space.

In addition to that, they also maintain a blog where they regularly post about topics like the various benefits of consuming cannabis, different ways to use marijuana, and many more.

If you live in the Inland Empire or Orange County, you can get your cannabis right at your doorstep absolutely for free. For free deliveries, you need to order a minimum amount of 40 dollars.

Once you order the things you need, Green Kong processes the orders within minutes. Then, you can either pick up the package from the curbside or tell them to deliver it right to your doorstep.

They have a wide assortment of products, including cannabis flowers, vapes, wax, pre-rolls, tinctures, topicals, etc. You can even buy cannabis edibles and several other accessories.

The staff and customers recommend some of Green Kong’s products regularly, and you can check them out when you visit their site.

You can sign up for free and become part of their Green Kong Loyalty Program. You can get access to top brand deals, exclusive VIP events, annual sales, etc., all year long. Once you join the VIP club, you can even claim 1 cent pre-rolls.

They deliver cannabis products from 7 AM to 10 PM. They accept orders till 9:30 PM.


Located in the Los Angeles outpost of Portland, Serra is one of the first cannabis dispensaries that have an interior envisioned by their local design firm, Commune. They are also the crafters of SoCal cool and other projects like the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and DTLA.

Serra is Italian for a greenhouse, and the designers have made sure that the shop lives up to its name. They have floor-to-ceiling windows which illuminate the entire store with natural light. To add more to the vibe, there are lots of pale oak trees, brass accents, cement-tile floors, and potted plants.  

The dispenser displays their products on counters made of Carrara marble. There are free-standing glass vitrines as well. Around the central flower bar, there is an oval-shaped counter. They have topped this counter with brass mesh trellis. Here, they showcase their cannabis flowers.

These designs make the shoppers feel like they are buying products from a jewelry boutique rather than a pot shop.


Located in Sacramento, California, CC101 is one of the leading cannabis clubs and has been highly popular among cannabis lovers.

CC101 has made a name for itself for selling some of the industry’s finest edibles and concentrates. You can even buy top-quality flowers from them. This dispensary house houses some of the largest varieties of cannabis products in Sacramento.

Some of their popular products include cartridges, vape pipes, Sativa, hybrid cannabis, and gears.

Botiq Venice

Blue-dyed glass walls, glossy white fixtures, glassy panels – this cannabis dispensary has everything you need to give yourself a luxurious shopping experience.

Opened on April 16, this 900-square foot jewel box takes cannabis shopping to the next level. The glass walls have a striking resemblance to Tiffany and Co.’s signature robin’s egg shade. They like to stick to this theme throughout the entire shopping experience. That is why they also provide shopping bags of the same hue.

Their cash wraps add more to the overall minimalistic look of the store since they can disappear inside cabinets when no one uses them. Talk about cool.

They have four pedestal-like flower towers located in the street-facing windows. Each of these towers shows a dried marijuana nug of Botiq Venice’s private-label strains – three of them are Indicas, and the other is a hybrid. These strains are kept in a see-through plastic box (and the cool part is you can smell through the glass as well). They float on air and keep on spinning continuously on a magnetic puck.

The store has foliage-flanked entry in the front and oasis-like garden space in the black. And just like their interiors, the exterior also has a blue and white color palette. If you are looking for pictures to post on Instagram, then this is the right place.

The garden is also called the electric garden. Besides adding beauty to the dispensary, this garden also acts as a place where customers queue up for entry and for educational events and vendor distributions.

Deli by Caliva

Sometimes, fine meat-seekers mistake this store for an exotic food store. However, they cannot be blamed as this dispensary has replicated the theme of a 1950’s era delicatessen so spot on that it can confuse anyone.

Their shop contains signs that declare “fresh cuts daily”. Other than that, they contain wire shopping baskets that are located in the front door and have an old-school counter-mounted take-a-number ticket dispenser. They also have a glass display case that is stocked with souvenir-style merchandise instead of chops, roasts, and hocks. Some of this merchandise includes take-a-number-ticket keychains, T-Shirts with Deli logos, canvas totes that have “Thank You” written on them, etc.

Not only the shop but the products also give a 1950’s vibe, especially in the product packaging. Some of them include Greens, Twists, Roll-Ups, Nickels, etc.

Wrapping Up

These are some of the best cannabis dispensaries that you can find in Southern California. Serra is well known for its greenhouse-like vibes, plus it feels like you are buying recreational marijuana from a jewelry boutique. CC101 is known for its massive popularity and wide range of products. Go to Botiq Venice if you want a luxurious shopping experience. And Deli is optimal for getting that old-school 50’s vibes.

However, if you are looking for the jack of all trades with the best benefits and a friendly shopping experience, then Green Kong is just the right dispenser for you.

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