California’s very own cyberpunk dystopia, Los Angeles, takes center stage for the NFL Finals (are we even allowed to say a Super Bowl?) Sunday, Feb. 13. Almost 100 million people will be watching the event at SoFi Stadium.
With Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre slated for half-time, the Big Game offers a global moment for LA’s cannabis culture to shine.
‘But where, exactly, does one obtain these state-legal marijuanas?’ in the City of Angels you might ask. Maybe you’re one of the 70,240 people coming to the game. Maybe you’re one of the 29 million to 50 million tourists expected in LA this year.
Either way, here are the all-star pot shops for packing the most superb bowls.
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It’s 2022—adults age 21 and up with ID can get legal weed delivered to their door like a pizza anywhere in LA, and get on with their life. Skip the traffic. Order online, pay with a debit/credit card or cash, and sometimes it arrives in as little as 30 minutes. Here are three great services that won’t fumble your order:
Eaze also competes to get you weed faster than a pizza. Of their 197 flower products, check out the Foxy brand Garlic Cake, Pacific Stone ounces of Blue Dream, or Wedding Cake.
Emjay has 707 products on tap like Fiore Bugatti for top-shelf zaza, or budget Pacific Stone Wedding Cake. They’ll try to get it to you in 30 minutes with coverage across greater LA.
Amuse will deliver weed the same day you order—across LA. They have 173 pre-roll products, making game day simple. Go with the Jeeter brand 5-packs of minis, Cookies Gary Payton sungrown, or Ridgeline Runtz.
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Best dispensaries close to LAX and SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles isn’t a place—it’s 200 places separated by terrible traffic day or night. Plenty of people land at LAX, stay on the west side where the game is, and never go downtown. When it’s first and goal, here are three great retail shops ready to receive your order and run with it.
Buy legal, Black, and on-point at Gorilla Rx super-close to the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. The new store has 767 menu items, and we’d scoop the Xeno cart from Alien Labs, that Raw Garden Kimbo Cookie Dough to blow on the go. For flowers, the Cannbiotix Thicc Mint on the top shelf, and the Elyon Fatso at the low end. This week only, GorillaRx also sells Valentine’s Day flower bouquets to pair with the fire tree.
Retail is about location, location, location—MedMen LAX next to the airport soars. Imagine going from some legalization backwater like Cincinnati to 172 items on the flower menu alone. Get the: Fig Farms Government Lemon; Connected Gelonade; or Georgia Pie from Farmer and the Felon.
Source tested, named flowers listed on Leafly—not trap shop poison—at licensed stores including Flower and Leaf. For exotics, get the THC Design brand Gelatti Cake. Old-school? UpNorth Silver Haze for the silver-haired. Budget? Flower and Leaf brand Wedding Cake or GG#4.
See also close to the game:
- LAXCC for the Wyld Gummies and Raw Garden Refined Live Resin Pax pods;
- LA Cannabis Co for the Wonderbrett pre-rolls;
- Erba Markets on Pico, and Venice;
- and The Pottery for CANN drinks, and KIVA chocolates.
An hour inland from the beach—Hollywood’s the number one destination for LA tourists. That’s cool because it’s got some world-class cannabis retail. Do your end zone celebration on TikTok at these spots after scoring their elite green.
This chic boutique Lemonnade has OG Kush Josh D Motorbreath, or Gelato Cake from Mad Cow.
Sweet Flower Melrose
Sweet Flower has about 80 different flowers alone, including Seth Rogan’s Houseplant line.
Portlandia gets hotter and sweatier at Serra’s California outlet. A Golden State Lava Flower makes the cut. So does Talking Trees brand Zmasherz.
There’s, of course, much more to explore in our guides to Downtown LA, and beyond.
Good luck out there in the concrete jungle!
Los Angeles legal marijuana FAQ
Is weed legal in LA?
Yes voters legalized it in 2016 for adults 21+, legal sales began in 2018, and the LA Metro area has hundreds of licensed stores and delivery services.
How do I buy legal weed in LA?
Don’t use Google Maps, which lists illegal retailers. Use Leafly, which only lists licensed outlets. You can order right from there. Expect to pay in cash, and have valid identification. Many offer online ordering. Use Leafly Pickup for speed and convenience.
Where do I buy legal weed in LA?
Who can buy legal weed in LA?
Anyone age 21 or over with valid ID and cash. That includes tens of millions of annual tourists.
Why should I buy legal weed in LA?
Legal weed is lab-tested for mold, pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants. The illicit market is not, and is often contaminated, lab tests show.
How do I tell illegal stores from legal ones in LA?
Legal stores have a license number from the city and state, and a QR code in the window. They’re also listed on Leafly. Watch out, because there are still hundreds of illegal shops in LA, and city leaders have not shut them down for good.