Styled by design firm Urban Chalet, these decked-out dispensaries look more like upscale bars or restaurants than weed shops. Outfitted with wingback chairs, geometric tile, floral arrangements, and well-appointed bookshelves, Architectural Digest named the original Castro location one of the best-designed dispensaries in the country. Owner Ryan Hudson has since followed up with two additional outposts. The Marina space is the sleekest of the bunch, with marble countertops, crystal chandeliers, and velvet seating arrangements, but all three locations offer a wide array of cannabis, including flowers, edibles, topicals, and concentrates—all batch-tested for purity—as well as dozens of smoking and vaping accessories. One-on-one ‘consultants’ are available to answer questions or steer you in the right direction. (Do you prefer edibles? Tinctures? Smoking?) Order online or request delivery from either the Castro or SoMa shop.
Recreational marijuana use is legal in San Francisco, and over the last five years or so, the its pot scene has exploded, and more and more great spots to buy it have popped up all over the city. The experience of buying cannabis in SF is now as easy and approachable as anything else.
From the Mission to the Financial District, you’ll find beautiful retail spaces, trendy consumption lounges, and friendly customer service that will help you find exactly the kind of high you’re looking for. Whether you’re a longtime smoker or a curious newbie, here are the best weed dispensaries in San Francisco to buy potent, safe cannabis in all its forms.
This guide was written by Bay-Area based writer Clara Hogan. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.