A Guide to Orange County’s Most Luxurious Dispensaries
We’re Californians and clearly we love our cannabis. Ever since we made recreational use legal, dispensaries have been popping up all over the place, offering any and every cannabis-infused product your heart could possibly desire. Whether you’re an old time member of the cannabis club or a newbie that doesn’t yet know the difference between CBD and THC, it’s hard to ignore the draw of these all-natural products -- especially when Orange County is home to a host of beautiful, boutique-like shops that will make you want to lather up in CBD-infused body oil, with a side of edibles.
Sitting on a polished shelf in a little glass bottle, this is nothing like the hippy dippy stuff our parents used back in the day... and maybe that’s why we love it.
Serving Orange County since 2016, Bud and Bloom is practically a cannabis staple by now, having been named one of “California’s Coolest Cannabis Dispensaries” by the Venue Report and one of the “Most Beautiful Cannabis Dispensaries in America” by Leafly. (Some top-notch praise if you ask us!) Not only is it cool and beautiful, its great service and stellar products will keep you coming back.
People’s OC may look like a sleek man cave inside with its polished wood and industrial piping, but with a team that knows their stuff and recognizable products from some of California’s best known growers, it’s about much more than just the aesthetic. Winner of Dope Magazine’s 2017 “Cannabis Store of the Year” award and OC Weekly’s “Best Patient Appreciation Days,” People’s OC offers tincture, extracts, and topical selections -- and even offers seeds if you want to grow your own!
Wax, concentrate, drinks — oh my! If your soda needs a punch of THC or you need a Kush Queen bath bomb, then check out the offerings at Kannabis Works. You’ll find all the basics, along with more unique selections like cannabis-infused olive oil, CBD water, and lube. Basically, you’re going to need to make sure to take a few grocery store tote bags with you for all the shopping you’ll be doing.
Re-established this year, Haven has made a little corner for itself in Orange County’s cannabis market. With multiple locations in Long Beach, this dispensary is joining the OC with a lineup of
pre-rolls, edibles, extracts, and topical selections. Plus, their new rewards program gets you even more -- from gifts on your birthday to free cartridges and eighths. Now that’s a birthday!
With several locations in California and Nevada, Blüm is working to creature a culture of social change where shopping for and using cannabis feels normal. Pulling away from the stigma that’s surrounded cannabis for years, they offer a variety of trusted products sold by a team that will listen to your needs and help you find what’s right for you, specifically. OC Weekly voted Blüm's BudTenders “Best Of” in both 2017 and 2018 — so clearly, these guys know what they’re talking about!
Orange County Cannabis Club has been offering up delicious edibles, award-winning concentrates, and some of the best that California growers have to offer. With great product comes great responsibility and the company even has a blog set up on their website to offer information on cannabis -- everything from cooking and baking recipes to easy, informative guides for newbies.
Marissa Stempien is a freelance editor and writer that loves a good day at the beach. With a degree in English Literature and a minor in Asian Studies, she has written on travel, fashion, beauty, technology, culture, and food, and enjoys writing short stories in her spare time. Find her on social media at @paperandlights.