There is nothing that feels quite like the first time you walk in to a dispensary or cannabis retail store. Similar to the childlike wonder of Christmas morning, there is an excitement of being able to access large selections, understand product sources, and chat openly with knowledgeable staff. Across Canada and parts of the United States cannabis consumers are able to enjoy safe and easy access to quality legal cannabis. These nine dispensaries are breaking the mold and setting the bar high in cannabis.
Canada – Cannabis Retail Stores
Starbuds – Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Starbuds is all about altering perceptions around cannabis and helping Canadians on their journey with recreational cannabis. “We are curious. We are passionate. We are Starbuds.” They are here to help consumers, regardless of experience, enjoy the best that the industry has to offer.
Hello Cannabis – Dundas, Ontario
Hello Cannabis is super approachable, with bright yellow branding and a community feel and focus. They have an inviting open concept, displaying local art and different strains inviting patrons to browse. The staff are very friendly and keen to educate people about stock and the plant in general.
Niagara Herbalist – St. Catharines, Ontario
The Niagara Herbalist is locally owned and it is clear they are passionate about the community. They have a good selection of cannabis and accessories, and even have an in store recycling program for packaging. In addition, the Niagara Herbalist is a certified living wage employer, meaning they don’t pay the minimum wage but an hourly rate that can support a person financially.
NewLeaf Cannabis – Calgary, Alberta
NewLeaf Cannabis invites people to ‘embrace a new narrative on cannabis’ through dedicated staff, quality products, and online resources. They offer cannabis as well as smoke accessories, making it a one stop shop for newbs and cannasseurs alike.