There are few holidays that derive from a small sector of society's endless love for a very specific and very special plant. April 20th is a day that will last for as long as we do – a day where sharing and caring, and joking and toking are held in the highest regard. If you're partaking in this year's 4/20 festivities, count on these 11 dope L.A.-based brands and dispensaries to make your high-liday extra lit.
One of WeHo's best dispensaries, Calma aims to not only provide you with a calm and pleasurable high, but also to educate the community on cannabis use, create jobs with family benefits, promote consumer safety, and assist with restorative justice.
Calma, 1155 North La Brea Ave., West Hollywood, 90038; (323) 498-0035; open daily from 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Deli by Caliva
With stores in Bellflower, Hanford, and San Jose, and with over 600 employees after just seven years of being in business, Deli by Caliva prides itself on offering quality cannabis at "neighborhood-friendly" prices. Order online for delivery or head to one of its shops for some good vibes and indoor-cultivated and locally grown weed.
Deli by Caliva, 9535 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower, 90706; (888) 688-0303; open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dosist offers dose-controlled cannabis-based products in the form of high-potency distillate with single-strain live resin terpene extract, or fast-acting and vegan gummies. Choose from gummies to make you feel blissful, aroused, calm, or sleepy.
As lead vocalist of Cypress Hill, B and the rest of the band were some of the first mainstream musicians to focus almost exclusively on weed. He took that dedication to the next phase in 2018 with his dispensary Dr. Greenthumb, which now has seven locations throughout Cali – the newest of which opened by LAX this week.
Dr. Greenthumb, 2019 Pasadena Ave., L.A., 90031; (818) 651-7420; open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Josephine & Billie's
As a first-of-its-kind in the U.S., Josephine & Billie's cannabis speakeasy is a trip back in time to the "teapads" of the 1920s and 1930s where people from all walks of life would gather to enjoy jazz music and cannabis.
Josephine & Billie's, 1535 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., L.A., 90062; (323) 792-4518; open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Whether you're looking for a relaxing night at home by the fire or an energetic surf sesh in the 'Bu, L.A.-based Kiva Confections offers strain-specific, plant-based edibles infused with live resin for a very delightful, full-spectrum high that taste as good as they look. We'd recommend going with the Camino Sours, because not only are they palm oil-free, they're also vegan.
Having originally come from the OC, the mission-driven brand People's is one of DTLA's first locally owned and operated cannabis shops – it's also one of the largest in Cali. Featuring two floors of retail space and one dedicated to event activations and parties – along with rooftop parking – there's plenty here for every Angeleno looking for a good time with ease. Head to the shop on 4/20 at 4:20 p.m. for 30% off the entire store.
People's, 1149 South Los Angeles St., L.A., 90015; (213) 437-3137; open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Vape maker and leading cannabis lifestyle brand Stiiizy opened one of L.A.'s most futuristic-looking and experiential dispensaries. Located in the Arts District, Stiiizy offers cannabis in almost every form that you can possibly want it in, including live rosin badder, batteries, blunts, pods, pre-rolls, edibles, resin, rosin jam, rosin diamonds, and more.
Stiiizy, 728 East Commercial St., L.A., 90012; (323) 929-4201; open daily from 6 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Sweet Flower is SoCal's leading cannabis retailer and one of the oldest legal dispensaries in L.A. With shops in WeHo, the Arts District, Studio City, Culver City, and Westwood, you're never too far from a good time. It also operates an employee volunteer program in which owners, managers, and employees volunteer their time to help local causes.
Sweet Flower, 614 Mateo St., L.A., 90021; (213) 377-9420; open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Artist Tree
The Artist Tree West Hollywood is a unique destination that fuses cannabis, a consumption lounge, an event space, and local artwork into one far-out experience. What we love about The Artist Tree is that you can admire live cannabis plants IRL in the shop's innovative cultivation cube and take clones home to cultivate weed babies for yourself.
The Artist Tree, 8625 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; (310) 461-4134; open daily from 6 a.m. to 9:50 p.m.
Opening on 4/20 at 6 a.m., Wonderbrett is offering a BOGO 50% off on the entire store's inventory. It's also hosting its 420 Extravaganza party with free food and drinks from Lattes on Location, Yeastie Boys, and Fatburger.
Wonderbrett, 314 North La Brea Ave., L.A., 90036, (310) 363-0464; open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.