For that reason, we’ve compiled a shortlist of the most popular weed strains in the south Bay area, California. After all, who wants to make their own decisions when others can make them for us?
Oh, and Sour Diesel also happens to be a popular choice for medical patients, thanks to its ability to diminish feelings of stress, anxiety, pain and depression. A CBD heavy sativa strain you don’t want to miss!
This blend of OG Kush, Durban Poison and Cherry Kush also has a number of medical uses; anxiety, depression and pain relief to name but a few. A must try for weed users in the South Bay area.
Before you accuse us of having some kind of childish cookie addiction, remember that these are the most popular weed strains in South Bay. It’s not our fault. Take a long, hard look at yourselves.
Throughout this experience, Blue Cookies numbs the body into a painless, warm serenity. Like dipping into a hot bath and staying submerged beneath the surface while the problems of the world simply float away.
We don’t want to come over all senior here, but things were different back in our day. Weed couldn’t be ordered like a pizza. There was none of this new-fangled “Internet” nonsense. People didn’t drive around in “cars”. Okay, that last one might be pushing it, but things were different! People who wanted to smoke weed didn’t know what they were buying until they were home. They had to meet with criminals down darkened alleys and break the law.
We can practically hear your brain clunking through the gears: “Girl scouts? This must be some kind of joke, right?”
It’s no joke. One of the most popular weed strains in the South Bay area really is named after an innocent troop of sweet and helpful young women. And not only that, it’s absolutely badass!
Sweet berries and an earthy, woody flavor combine for a natural, satisfying smoking experience that leaves you wanting more.
The cannabis scene in the South Bay area is one of USA's best. Therefore, let's look at the most popular weed strains in the South Bay area!
But here we are! 4/20 in the age of coronavirus has arrived. Lucky for you (and for them), dispensaries and delivery services are essential businesses. They will be open, even though you can’t go inside, with menus available online and available for curbside pickup; and they will be very, very happy to sell you an arsenal of cannabis products to ease you through the anxiety, sleeplessness, and general malaise of quarantining and social distancing.
With artistry, flavor, and variety, the gold standard for infused-chocolate-covered treats surely must be Cannacraft’s Satori Chocolates, offering CBD- and THC-covered almonds, mints, blueberries, strawberries, and chocolates ($20 and up, available at dispensaries Bay Area–wide). // Prefer your chocolates with a dose of superfood? Bite into Atlas’ Mexican Chocolate and Pepitas Clusters ($18, available at Eaze), made with hemp seeds and cannabis-infused coconut oil. // Straight out of Wine Country, Garden Society is now delivering its signature gelées and low-dose dark chocolates ($22; free delivery on orders over $50) direct to those in-the-know located in Sonoma and Napa counties. Check out the rosette pre-rolls, perfect-sized and available in CBD as well as sativa and indica THC ($38, Apothecarium, SPARC). // From Oregon but legally ported to California, Wyld is the industry leader in gummies ($18), with 1:1 and high-CBD varieties, and also stands out with its blood-orange, sativa-enhanced white chocolates (available at Posh Green, Urbana, and Project Cannabis). // If you must travel, melt away pandemic stress by popping a hand-crafted Mellow in either THC-infused peppermint bark or the CBD-rich brown-butter sage ($7, available at Vapor Room). // Oakland-based Kiva Confections has added a few flavors to its storied line of work-friendly microdosing Petra mints—if the Moroccan mint is too mellow, pop a few Saigon cinnamons ($20 to $35, available at Hi-Fidelity and bud.com). // The only reason to own a microwave is popcorn, and the only infused popcorn within reach when we fire up Netlfix is reasonably dosed, sea salt–kissed Pop-Up Potcorn ($9, available at Sava and Nice Guys Delivery).
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There is no bigger name in cannabis than Cookies, and there is no better location for a cannabis dispensary than the Haight-Ashbury near Golden Gate Park. So when the Cookie Fam blessed SF with its latest outpost just before Christmas, Berner’s on Haight (1685 Haight St., Upper Haight) drew celebrities including NBA legend Gary Payton, who lends his name to a strain of weed sold exclusively inside, obviously. But if you ask CEO and founder Shawn Richard, he’s most proud of his “equity shelf”: a rack of flower, vapes, and edibles brands produced by other social equity entrepreneurs. // Smoking lounges are a forbidden luxury in the age of social distancing, but the centrally located Vapor Room (79 Ninth St., SoMa) still has a carefully curated flower menu that, pound-for-pound, may be the best in the city. It’s our choice for grabbing IC Collective flower—the only true Chem Dog around—as well as the best sun-grown flower and the latest luxe edibles. $65 ounces of Old Pal also do the trick, and are great source material for trying out cannabis baking recipes. // The other newcomer in the city thanks to the equity program is gay-owned Eureka Sky (3989 17th St., Castro), which carries all three flavors of Lagunitas’s popular HiFi Hops as well as Flow Kana’s sungrown flower and the usual array of cartridges and edibles. // Briefly shuttered, The Apothecarium‘s South of Market location (527 Howard St.) is back open for pickup and delivery only; both the flagship in the Castro (2029 Market St.) and the Marina (2414 Lombard St.) can accommodate in-store customers with social distancing guidelines observed. Please queue responsibly—and please check the website for aggressive 4/20 sales running Friday, April 17th through the big day on Monday. // All orders at all three locations of SPARC (1256 Mission St., 471 Haight St., 502 14th St.) must be submitted online for pickup or delivery. It’s worth the extra step: 4/20 sales on brands including Gold Seal, Garden Society, and Brotherly Love Organics run through the end of the month. // So seriously did The Green Cross (4218 Mission St., Excelsior) take the COVID-19 pandemic that the storefront first instituted safety practices back on March 11th. Commitment to health and deep cleaning can be seen in person: There’s no smelling samples, and there’s no touching anything you won’t purchase. If you’re a germaphobe—and who isn’t these days—TGC is your jam. // For a break from those Zoom meetings and Zoom hangs, freshly rebranded Urbana (4811 Geary Blvd., Richmond; 33 29th St., Mission) is live-streaming 4/20 celebrations from its otherwise-shuttered lounges.
There was at least one positive development in 2020 before all went to coronavirus hell: San Francisco’s first social equity dispensaries, owned and operated by individuals harmed by the war on drugs, opened for business. They’re still open, and proudly carrying brands launched by certified equity entrepreneurs.
The lone brick-and-mortar dispensary in Marin County is still the CBC Marin Alliance in Fairfax (6 School St. #210), just as it’s been since the 1990s. Walk-ins are medical only, but the delivery service is for everyone 21 and up. // The best dispensary experience is still Emerald Pharms (13771 S. US-101, Hopland), because the best dispensary experience includes a meditation pond, a serene grove of trees, and is all solar-powered. For now, hours are reduced from noon to 4pm, but if you do make it, ask about the high-THC-V Pink Boost Goddess. // Those of us lucky to enjoy a Russian River getaway already know about Riverside Wellness Collective in Guerneville (15025 River Rd.). Online express ordering is recommended for the duration of the crisis. // Harvest House of Cannabis (2449 2nd St., Napa) is operating normal hours but is mandating online and phone orders for pickup.
Remember the vape-lung crisis of 2019? It was a big deal, but not so much in regulated markets like California. Not a single case of vaporizer-related lung injury was linked to a product made by AbsoluteXtracts ($37, available at Eaze), and now that COVID-19 is ravaging lungs, we feel it’s a wise alternative to smoking flower, if that has you worried. // What, exactly, is in your vaporizer cartridge? It’s a good question, and there’s a simple answer with Bloom Farms‘ line of single-origin cartridges ($33, available at Sava): the strain that’s printed on the label. // Sherbinski’s, the lifestyle brand from the progenitor of many recognizable cannabis strains, is filling its own cartridges of Gello Gelato, Sunset Sherbert, and Pink Panties ($35-$78, available at Vapor Room). // Born in Humboldt County, Dosist (formerly known as Hmblt) celebrates the seat of cannabis legacy in its plant science–based formulas that are “chemically engineered to make people feel a certain way—calm, sleepy, relieved of pain—without getting high.” The company’s recyclable pens also promise precise doses: The OG pen promises 200 hits ($100), while the newer 50-dose mini pen ($40) is perfect for your pocket (available at dispensaries Bay Area–wide). // What, or who, is Bae? Loaded question, so let’s stick with Bae Vapes, maker of the macaron-flavored one-time pen-and-cartridge combo as well as cartridges for your Pax Era ($40-$44, available at Posh Green Cannabis Boutique). // We get it: You were never worried about vapes. You are a pro. You want potency, as quickly and cleanly as possible. You, friend, want the full-gram cartridges from Heavy Hitters, with full flavor and full effect ($60, available at Magnolia Oakland). // Known for clean cannabis, Oakland-based Brite Labs was one of the very first to be certified safe and free of the deadly additive Vitamin E acetate, the culprit behind last year’s vape crisis. Breathe easy when you see the Brite Labs label on Pax Era pods and regular pen cartridges, including in high-CBD offerings like Ringo’s Gift ($30-$50, available at SPARC). // For the best value, we can’t argue with what’s on offer from Circles ($15 half gram, $25 full gram, available at Eaze). Stock up on the “vacation vape” single-use vapes now and plan your post-COVID trips later.
Just around the corner from Hot Cookie in the Castro, Eureka Sky is one of the city’s first social equity dispensaries. (Courtesy of Eureka Sky)
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