In honor of 420, we reached out to some of our favorite Los Angeles budtenders to ask about the best products they’re recommending to customers right now. Here are the items they say earn high marks.
The Artist Tree
West Hollywood’s largest dispensary is currently hosting a “420 extravaganza” in-store. One of the top sellers is a strain of flower called Cereal Milk by CBX Cannabiotix. “Its high is a mix of the stoniest stone to the happiest high, making it perfect for any occasion,” says dispensary co-founder Lauren Fontein. The Artist Tree, 8625 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. theartisttree.com.
DELI by Caliva
DELI by Caliva stocks an array of premium brands created by The Parent Company, a sort of cannabis super-group. This year, The Parent Company brand manager Devin Cardoza says it’s Fun Uncle Cruisers that are flying off the shelves. “We kept the flavors tasty, the oil potent, the hardware quality super high–and the price point really affordable,” Cardoza says of the vape line. “My personal favorite is the Berry Gelato with its sweet and creamy flavors and a smooth pull that indica fans will fall in love with.” 9535 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower. delibycaliva.com.
“More than ever, we’ve heard from consumers that, overall, they are looking for products that can help with sleep and winding down,” says Michelle Mendoza, the head buyer at Sweet Flower. She directs shut-eye seeking customers to Kiva Camino Midnight Blueberry and Wyld Elderberry Gummies, both rich in relaxing CBN. For customers not quite ready for bed, she also recommends the PURE BEAUTY Hybrid Minis, for a “calm-but-euphoric, happy high.” 8163 Melrose Ave, Melrose; 11705 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; 1414 Westwood Blvd., Westwood; 614 Mateo St., Arts District. sweetflower.com
Erica Kay, founder and co-CEO of Cornerstone Wellness, has some special selections for the big day. “4/20 is always a festive day where we set aside our favorite, usually more potent, product to share with friends,” she says. This year, she is suggesting two “fun, strong, and shareable” options: PURE BEAUTY’s Little Strong Drink, which she dubs “perfect for swirling into a sparking beverage on a warm spring day,” and Sonder Stoned Fruit Space Crystals, a nostalgic pop rocks-inspired treat made from real fruit and punched up with THC. 2551 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock. cornerstonecollective.com
Calma West Hollywood cannabis educator Danelle Bancroft shared several of 420 products she is loving of late, including the Keef Bubba Kush Root Beer, a cannabis-infused take on the classic soda. “It doesn’t taste like weed at all, and the high comes faster than eating a normal edible. I love making root beer floats with my favorite ice cream,” she says. 1155 N. La Brea Ave, West Hollywood. calmawesthollywood.com
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