LA cannabis tourism guide

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The diversity of the City of Angels lends itself to a unique visit

Los Angeles is home to around 19 million people and 135 cannabis stores. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, there is a lot to do and see, with the City of Angels offering an incredibly rich variety of architecture, food, culture, art and geography. It’s a must-see tourist destination that can’t be seen in just one visit, but there are certain things that should be on the top of the list.

First, it’s important to know that cannabis is legal across California and purchases should be made from reputable dispensaries. Bring your ID because only those 21 years old or older can make purchases and carry up to one ounce of flower and eight grams of extract. If you’re in a vehicle, lock it in the trunk, as anything found inside the cabin is going to be considered an open container and subject to the same laws as an open container of alcohol.

In downtown LA, some of the best shops include City Compassionate Caregivers, Los Angeles Farmers and MedMen DTLA (Downtown LA). City Compassionate has made a name for itself for its own brand of flower, which is cultivated on site. Los Angeles Farmers is home to the “Jungle Boys” cannabis line and MedMen, with several locations throughout the city, is home to a number of popular products.

If you don’t want to deal with the rat race and the vehicles, feel free to order delivery. Proposition 64 legalized marijuana delivery in the state and a number of dispensaries have begun to offer the service. Puffy will deliver the same day and doesn’t charge shipping on orders over $50. Organic Kind offers an exclusive organic menu and free delivery and MCEC Delivery, which targets the medical marijuana market, boasts of more than 750 items on its menu.

Cannabis taxes can be expensive in California and it’s important to find out up front if the prices include the taxes or not. It’s a difference between one price and another with an additional 34.5% surprise tacked on.

There are a number of cannabis tour operators in the city – Green Tours, Ganja Yoga and Puff, Pass & Paint are just a few. There’s plenty to do and never enough time to do it all, but LA is a great place to try.