The results are in….. 2023’s top 10 weed cities in America have been named. Even better, our home of California took 4 different spots!
It looks like there are a few new spots for all weed lovers to check out this year in a total of seven states.
How Are They Picked
The real estate website Real Estate Witch has divined the top 10 best weed cities in the US for you. Real Estate Witch computed it’s list based on legality, number of weed doctors and stores, dispensary ratings, Leafly visitors, average pot prices, and cool stuff to do in the area.
So here we go, book a ticket, plan a road trip, and take off for places where your lifestyle is not only protected but celebrated! Enjoy!
Top 10 Weed Cities
Thanks to Leafly for providing us with a little more insight on each of the 10 cities.
Check out these top 10 weed cities below. How many have you been too?
- No. 1 Portland, OR
- No. 2 Denver, CO
- No. 3 Buffalo, NY
- No. 4 Seattle, WA
- No. 5 Baltimore, MD
- No. 6 Las Vegas, NV
- No. 7 Sacramento, CA
- No. 8 San Diego, CA
- No. 9 Los Angeles, CA
- No. 10 San Francisco, CA
- Bonus City—No. 11 Boston, MA
No. 1 Portland, OR
“Portland, Oregon ranks as probably the freest place on the planet for weed fans. Oregon legalized adult-use cannabis in 2015, and intense competition has lowered the price of cheap ounces to $50. Ounces—not eighths. Portland has the most dispensaries per capita of any city on the list; there’s fancy stores like Serra, and budget options like Floyd’s. The music scene, the abundance of hiking trails, and the pot-positive people shine bright in Stumptown” .
No. 2 Denver, CO
” The Mile High City earns its name with a second place finish in the stoner city rankings for 2023. Colorado legalized in 2012 and today an all-singing, all-dancing, mature cannabis industry competes to serve the highest quality flower and extracts at the lowest price. Denver has nearly four times as many shops per capita as Los Angeles, and a top-shelf ounce average just $243. Whether it’s Taco Bells, music venues, trails, or head shops, Denver delivers for its irie residents and visitor”.
No. 3 Buffalo, NY
“Buffalo, New York is the dark horse of 2023 stoner cities. It came from nowhere to take third place thanks to fresh legalization in The Empire State, and a scrappy mix of cheap pot, a decent amount of stores, quality service, and a passionate weed scene. New York City has just a handful of dispensaries for nearly a million smokers. By contrast, indigenous landowners in Buffalo got a head start and have lots of stores open, with weed very cheap. Top-shelf ounces are now cheaper on average in Buffalo, NY than in San Francisco, CA. That’s just wild”.
No. 4 Seattle, WA
“The home of Grunge, Amazon, and Starbucks loves to drink good, eat good, and smoke good—making Seattle the fourth best weed city in the US this year. I’m currently puffing on some devastatingly strong, world-class Gas Face; bred by Seed Junky Genetics, and grown by Torus. The 24.8% THC strain makes the crisp white April sun even more brilliant as the seagulls screech and wheel in the sky. Seattle has a chill, high-quality dispensary scene, with lots of options at any price. Top-shelf ounces average $248. Shawn Kemp Cannabis in Belltown has over 2,400 THC products for sale—dayam. Pair that amazing ganja with Seattle’s robust music scene, and gorgeous nature trails”.
No. 5 Baltimore, MD
“Maryland is on the cusp of becoming the next legalization state, but Baltimore’s already earning accolades as the fifth best weed city in the US. Its robust medical cannabis scene has the most doctors per capita ready to write a recommendation than any city on the list. A serviceable amount of Maryland dispensaries exist, and they’re well-reviewed. Average dispensary prices are high, but no city loves weed as much as B’more”.
No. 6 Las Vegas, NV
“Back in the day, Nevada used to advertise prison time for a few joints. Today, Las Vegas is the sixth best weed city in the US, and an epicurean epicenter of the West. You’ll see weed advertising from the second you land as Harry Reid International Airport, where there are kiosks to pre-order bud. Cabbies will take you to their ‘favorite’ spot. Delivery service is world-class. Proper cannabis hotels and lounges are coming next. Nobody does decadence like Vegas; it has more head shops and Taco Bells per capita than any of the higher-ranked cities. It also has a surprisingly high amount of nature trails. Stay high-drated”.
No. 7 Sacramento, CA
“Go, Sacramento, go. California’s capital city earns its place in the US’ 10 best weed cities list with plenty of really high-quality shops, low prices, and a lot of fast food and music. Leading cannabis brands like Alien Labs and Symbiotic Genetics call Sacramento home. We think it has the right mix of affordability, industry, and political alignment to become even more of a cannabis epicenter”.
No. 8 San Diego, CA
“The sun-drenched surf wonderland land of Jeff Spicoli takes eighth place in the country’s best weed cities. The city is still ramping up on licensing stores, but the ones that are open are really good, and deliver it to your door across the region. Average top-shelf ounces run $270 and falling. San Diegans love their herb, their tacos, their nature trails, and music clubs. No one is surprised to see San Diego shredding the gnar on this list”.
No. 9 Los Angeles, CA
“America thinks Los Angeles is the number one weed city in the US, but it squeaks out a ninth place finish on this list. Why so low? Five years after legal sales started in California, LA has just three dispensaries per 100,000 people—the same as Buffalo, NY. And LA legal weed is more expensive than Buffalo—yikes. Los Angeles is massive and has a lot going for it, whether it’s music venues or trails. But the city that gave the world the seminal rap album “The Chronic” and the strain OG Kush still has yet to license a single cannabis event. If you want to smoke weed legally in public, you have to drive out to Adelanto, CA in the desert. That’s not the recipe for success”.
No. 10 San Francisco, CA
“Rounding out the top 10 list is the city where the cannabis freedom movement took off—San Francisco. The city that pioneered medical cannabis has no use anymore for pot doctors. San Francisco went legal in 2016, yet SF has less than one-third the number of dispensaries per capita than Portland and higher average prices than Las Vegas. SF’s copious amount of trails and music venues rescue it from falling out of the top 10 list entirely. You gotta pump those numbers up, SF”.
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