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Star signs and cannabis strains: September 2023 horoscopes



Welcome to Virgo season, Stargazers! It’s time to sweat the small stuff—get your to-do lists, budgets, and plans in order.

As we say goodbye to scorching summer days and anticipate the mysterious allure of the upcoming spooky season, September brings with it a number of noteworthy celestial events. Mercury, the planet of communication, is still in retrograde until September 15. This means that all zodiac signs might experience some glitches in their communication, so make sure to double check plans, revisit old projects, and avoid making impulsive decisions.

Like Beyonce on the Renaissance tour, Virgo season is in full swing, catalyzing practicality, organization, and attention to detail. Those born under this sign might feel a surge of energy and clarity, while others can harness this Virgoan energy to declutter, plan, and set intentions for the upcoming months. It’s a period during which meticulous planning and a grounded approach will serve everyone well.

Lastly, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck, enters retrograde until the end of the year. This longer retrograde phase encourages introspection and re-evaluation of our goals and aspirations. While it might seem like progress is slow, this period is crucial for realigning with our true desires and ensuring that we enter and/or stay on the right path. Embrace the unhurried pace, reflect on your journey, and trust that the universe has your back.

Your September horoscope


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Woman reading a book with a flower in her hair on green background and the word "Virgo"
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Happy Birthday, Virgo! Virgos, ruled by the planet Mercury, are known for their meticulous attention to detail and strong sense of duty. Those born under this sign are practical, reliable, and analytical.  Need something done right? Call your closest Virgo friend!

September shines a spotlight on Virgos, as it’s your season—a time when your natural traits of precision, organization, and introspection amp up. However,  with your ruling planet of Mercury in retrograde until the mid-month, you may start second-guessing decisions or overanalyzing situations more than usual. It’s essential to trust your intuition during this period and avoid getting bogged down in the minutiae. Remember, sometimes the bigger picture is just as crucial as the details.

Virgo season encourages all signs to embrace a more methodical approach, but for Virgos, it’s like coming home. This month practically begs you to set intentions, declutter your space, and focus on personal growth. Jupiter’s retrograde complements this introspective energy, prompting a deeper reflection on your aspirations and life’s direction. While you might feel the urge to push forward, this is a period of preparation and alignment. Take this time to ensure your actions resonate with your core values, setting a solid foundation for the months to come.

September strain: Sometimes you can’t help but see the world in black and white, Virgos, but we have a strain that helps you see the world in its full spectrum. Oreoz has an aroma reminiscent of campfire s’mores, with additional delicious hints of chocolate and diesel. The name and its creeping effects remind one of cozy indoor moments, perhaps enjoying some cookies with a warm beverage while the leaves turn outside.


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As September unfolds, you Libras might find yourselves seeking balance more than ever, especially with the influence of Mercury’s two-week retrograde. This planetary shift throws a wrench in communication nuances; for Libra, a sign that prizes harmony and clear connections, this means listening will be essential to navigate conversations with patience and understanding to keep relationships in equilibrium.

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The grounding energy of Virgo season gives Libras an anchor to their airy tendencies. This month, consider focusing on tasks that require attention to detail, or delve into organizing aspects of your life that have felt a bit chaotic. Another retrograde in Jupiter makes introspection all the more necessary, encouraging you to reflect on your personal growth and future aspirations. While the world might seem to move at a slower pace, this suits Libras in aligning their actions with their heart’s true desires for a harmonious path forward.

September strain: September can be a transitional month, with the shift from summer to fall leading to potential stress, especially for Libras, who strive to keep balance. You need something sweet and relaxing, so try some Maple Leaf Indica, a strain that has stood the test of time and traveled far from its origins in Afghanistan. Its body-focused effects help with stress and insomnia, ensuring that Libras get their beauty sleep with a mind free of worries.


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September offers Scorpios a chance to delve even deeper (if possible) into their introspective nature, especially with Mercury in retrograde until September 15. This planetary movement can stir up intense emotions and bring unresolved matters to the surface.

For Scorpio, notorious for depth and passion, approach situations with a calm demeanor and seek clarity before making decisions. While your instinct might be to probe and investigate, sometimes letting things unfold naturally is the best course of action.

Virgo season brings organization and practicality, and provides a counterbalance to your intense energy. This month, Scorpios can benefit from making an effort towards meticulous planning and methodical execution in all endeavors. Jupiter in retrograde further invites rumination on broader life goals and personal growth. Embrace this slower-paced energy as it guides you in reassessing your path and ensuring that your actions align with your deepest desires and values.

September strain: You’re a rare one, Scorpio. As September, the new autumnal season, and its mysteries unfold, Rare Darkness seamlessly aligns with your profound depths. Embrace the month’s tranquil moments, allowing the strain to be your grounding anchor with its soothing effects and grape-flavored palate.


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September brings a blend of introspection and action for you, Sagittarius. Mercury in retrograde until September 15, you might find your usual forward momentum slightly tempered. Keep cautious with communication and avoid jumping to conclusions. For Sagittarius, a sign known for its adventurous spirit and optimism, this period is a (hopefully) welcome reminder to pause, reflect, and ensure that your actions are well-considered.

The grounding influence of Virgo season gives Sagittarians a fresh focus on the details—a contrast to their typical big-picture approach. This month, consider dedicating time to organizing your space or refining plans for future adventures. Additionally, with your ruling planet, Jupiter, in retrograde, you’ll feel drawn to reevaluating personal aspirations and beliefs. This might feel too slow at times, but this valuable period helps Sagittarius realign with their true north, ensuring their journey is both meaningful and fulfilling.

September strain: What haven’t you tried, yet, Sag? Sometimes a classic strain trumps even the most beguiling new genetic crosses. So reacquaint yourself with the flavorful Biscotti. This Cookies family strain gets its name after a baked good, and offers that creative kick perfect for those chilly fall mornings with a cup of coffee before the thrall of the day begins.


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September ushers in chilly temps and a period of reflection and recalibration for you, Capricorn. With Mercury in retrograde for the first half of the month, prepare for disruptions in your usual methodical approach. It’s a time to exercise patience, especially in communication and decision-making. For Capricorn, lovers of structure and discipline, this period will show you the importance of flexibility and adaptability, reminding you that an occasional detour can lead to valuable insights.

The influence of Virgo aligns well with Capricorn’s natural inclination towards order and diligence—call it an earth sign advantage. Tap into that Virgoan energy to refine your strategies, set clear goals, and perhaps even reorganize aspects of your personal or professional life. With Jupiter in retrograde, your broader ambitions and life’s trajectory might need an update. Embrace this languid energy as it guides your reflections and ensures that your efforts are in harmony with your core values and long-term aspirations.

September strain: Capricorn, we know you won’t settle for less. As autumn leaves begin their dance, rolling up some Cap Junky, a strain made in collaboration between two of the best breeders in the industry, will bring out the best of your steadfast nature this September. Cap Junky, also called Miracle Mints, offers a tranquil companion for your autumn reflections that’s bursting with creamy, menthol, and pastry terps.


water pitcher and weed pipes on sky background with word "Aquarius"
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September presents a blend of introspection and external shifts for Aquarius. The influence of Mercury in a two-week retrograde foresees unexpected changes in plans and a need for clearer communication. You love innovative thinking and independence, Aquarius, so this period is a reminder to stay receptive to feedback and pay attention that your ideas are conveyed with clarity. Time to revisit past decisions and perhaps make adjustments where necessary, ensuring that your path forward works in favor of your intentions.

Virgo season, with its focus on detail and organization, offers a grounding counterpoint to Aquarius’s free-spirited nature. This month, consider channeling the Virgoan energy to better structure your creative endeavors and streamline your routines. Jupiter’s retrograde motion further amplifies the need to reflect on your personal growth and future aspirations. While the pace might feel more contemplative than usual, this period provides Aquarius with a valuable opportunity to ensure that their actions and goals resonate with their true self and vision for the future.

September strain: Aquarius, as autumn’s golden hues unfold, Gold Leaf resonates with your unique spirit this September while proving a little mystery—after all, its exact genetic heritage has yet to be publicized. Ground yourself in the season’s gentle transformation, feeling harmony with each mellow moment while letting this decant indica strain bedeck your brain in a golden glow. 


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two fish swimming in stars and cannabis leaves on a blue background with bongs and the word "Pisces"
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September brings a gentle ebb and flow of energies for you, Pisces, with your natural deference to the rhythms of the universe. The presence of Mercury in a weekslong retrograde might stir the waters of communication, leading to obstacles to clarity in conversations. For you dreamy fish, this period invites you to get grounded and work so that your feelings and thoughts are expressed with both empathy and precision.

The influence of Virgo season emphasizes practicality and organization—a welcome balancing energy for Pisces. This month, harness the Virgoan traits to structure your dreams and turn them into actionable plans. With Jupiter (a co-ruling planet for Pisces) in retrograde, there’s a deeper call to reflect on personal aspirations and spiritual growth. Embrace this introspective energy as it guides your journey and ensures that your path aligns with your heart’s true desires and the greater cosmic dance.

September strain: Pisces, as autumn unveils its gentle palette and shortens the days, Misty Morning aligns seamlessly with your introspective September energies. This whimsical strain has unique earthy flavors and effects that wash over you like waves. Embrace the season’s transition, finding balance and serenity with each calming inhale. 


blunts and a ram with the word "Aries" on a fiery orange background
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September marks a transitional phase for you, Aries, as the warmth of summer fades and the allure of the spooky season lurks on the horizon. With Mercury in retrograde until September 15, get ready for some minor communication challenges. It’s a time to practice patience, especially when expressing yourself or making decisions. Double-checking (even triple-checking) plans and revisiting past conversations will help you navigate this period smoothly.

During Virgo season, the energy shifts towards organization and practicality. For Aries, this means tapping into a more methodical side, which doesn’t always come naturally. Use this time to declutter your space, set clear intentions, and plan for the months ahead. With Jupiter in retrograde, make time to reflect on personal growth and aspirations.

While the pace might seem slower than what you’re used to, this presents a valuable period for Aries to realign with their goals and ensure head in a direction that truly resonates with them.

September strain: To mentally prepare for the autumnal transition, roll up some of Lumpy’s Apple Fritter. This hybrid strain evokes the feeling and palate of warm apple pastries, perfect for the crisp fall weather and waning days. After a busy summer, September is the time for Aries to wind down and reflect, making this strain a perfect companion for introspection, evaluation, and planning for the rest of the year.


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As September unfolds, Taurus will find themselves at the crossroads of summer’s end and the beckoning of the cooler season. The presence of Mercury in retrograde until the middle of the month induces a need for caution in communication. We know you value stability and clarity, bulls, so this might mean taking a moment to pause before speaking or acting. It’s a favorable time to reevaluate decisions and reconsider some paths you’ve been exploring in your professional and personal lives.

Virgo season, with its emphasis on organization and practicality, aligns well with Taurus’s natural inclination towards order and structure. This month, harness the Virgoan energy to refine your surroundings, streamline your routines, and set tangible goals. Meanwhile, Jupiter’s retrograde motion prompts a deeper introspection about personal aspirations and growth. Taurus should embrace this slower tempo, using it as an opportunity to ensure that their efforts align with their true desires and values.

September strain: You love the creature comfort of a rich meal, Taurus, and nothing goes better with the flavors of fall than Cornbread. This stony strain bred by Rare Dankness is known for its heavy, tranquilizing effects that deeply relax the body—it has a savory palate connoisseurs and casual consumers will love. After a busy summer, September is a time for Taurus to unwind and rejuvenate, and Cornbread makes the perfect companion for those cozy nights in.


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September ushers in a period of reflection and recalibration for always-on-the-move Gemini. With your ruling planet, Mercury, in retrograde for the next two weeks, you might find your usual quick wit and adaptability tested. Communication, a strength for most Geminis, may require a bit more care and focus this month. We advise a pause to think before making any major decisions or commitments, ensuring that your choices are well thought-out and in line with your long-term goals.

The grounding energy of Virgo season offers a counterbalance to Gemini’s airy nature. This month, Geminis benefit from embracing a more organized and methodical approach, in both personal projects and daily routines. Jupiter’s retrograde further emphasizes introspection, nudging you to reevaluate your aspirations and the paths taken to achieve them. While the pace might feel more meandering, this period is valuable for realigning with your true desires and setting a clear course for the future.

September strain: Treat yourself to a piece of the pie with Elderberry, a strain from Spain with flavors reminiscent of berries, wood, and tree fruit. This unique combination of sweet and astringent gives your taste buds a unique experience, perfectly suited to Gemini’s taste-making nature. As September marks the transition from summer to fall, the calming and relaxing effects of Elderberry can be perfect for those cooler nights when Geminis want to take a break and reflect.

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September brings a gentle shift in energies for you, Cancer, and your deep resonance with the ebb and flow of emotions. With Mercury in retrograde for the first half of the month, you might find yourself reflecting more on past interactions and memories. Approach communication with a touch of caution, ensuring that your words are both kind and clear. While revisiting the past can be comforting for many Cancers, set intentions to stay present and avoid getting too caught up in nostalgia.

Virgo season offers a burst focus on order and practicality to whimsical Cancer, and an opportunity to ground their emotions and create a stable environment. This month, consider organizing your living space or setting clear boundaries in relationships to cement your sense of security. Jupiter’s retrograde further encourages introspection, so don’t slack on assessing your goals and how to achieve them. Embrace this period of reflection, allowing it to guide you towards a path that resonates deeply with your heart and aspirations.

September strain: You’re a sensitive soul, Cancer, and the changes in the planets and weather can take their toll. To stay alert and present in your day-to-day life, the sativa-dominant Apple Jack ​​has a reputation for helping users feel focused and energetic. It has the zesty pep of Jack Herer and the creative juices of White Widow wrapped up in a mouthful of skunky, apple terps. This strain will make the transition to shorter, cooler days easier while keeping your eye on the prize.


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As September dawns, Leo, you might feel a shift from your typical fiery energy to a more subdued and introspective mood. The influence of Mercury in retrograde until September 15 can lead to some communication challenges. Leos thrive on clear expression and the intensity of the spotlight— so listen as much as you speak and be patient with both yourself and others. Taking a step back and reflecting before making decisions will serve you well during this period, we promise.

With the onset of Virgo season, you’ll get to channel organization, planning, and attention to detail through your innate vivacity. Take time to channel your creative energies into structured projects or refine ongoing endeavors. Jupiter in retrograde, as the planet of growth and expansion, nudges you to reevaluate your ambitions and ensure that your goals align with your true passions. While the pace might feel more measured than usual, it’s a valuable time for Leo to recalibrate and set the stage for future successes.

September strain: We know you don’t slow down for hardly anything, Leo, and you love the finer things in life. If you’re looking for a strain that can help you relax, reflect, and recharge as you transition from the fiery summer months to the cooler autumn season, Peach Crescendo awaits. This Ethos Genetics hybrid has a palate as complex as you, with peach, chem, and citrus notes on top of a balanced high that keeps you focused on the future. 

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Best Dispensaries in Kansas City for 2024




Missouri hit the ground running when the state legalized adult-use cannabis is TK, building off their medical marijuana program. Kansas City is home to over 40 dispensary options for consumers, highlighting the Show Me State’s penchant for craft and pizzazz.

Whether you’re new to cannabis, or an experienced connoisseur looking for a new dispensary experience, Leafly did the math to find out what reviewers say are the very best dispensaries in Kansas City. Our newly updated Leafly List features the top dispensaries in Connecticut for 2024 based on dispensary reviews and ratings on


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Highest-rated adult use and medical dispensaries in Kansas City

Locals in Kansas City value dispensaries that put an emphasis on customer education, comfortable environments, and friendly staff.

13531 Madison Ave, Kansas City, MO — undefined

“The best spot around if you’re out south. You’ll see a wide range of folks in there, customers and staff. The staff knows the products and can steer you to your needs. Do you need something a little lighter than “stuck on stupid” during the day? They got exactly what you need. However, on the other hand, if it’s a holiday or whatever the occasion, Tuesday, you are ready to get blazed. They got what you’re looking for. Whatever budder, badder, rosin, resin, live, greatful dead, flower, edibles, carts, pre rolls and on and on….they got it…”

706 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“Best local shop in town!”

1222 McGee St, Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“It was great customer service and easy to locate.”

4900 East Bannister Rd., Kansas City, MO — undefined

“It was great . I got in and out even though they were busy ,busy! Ordered on line and was there with it ready in 5min. Couldn’t ask for better service.”

2918 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“A very chill spot with great customer service. Celeste D was awesome and her recommendation was fire. Definitely will be returning.”

6200 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“Knowledgable staff; very friendly. Nice selection and great location.”

1421 Wabash Ave , Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“This place is to be loved all over the world.”

7130 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO — undefined

“Love coming here always had good deals and rewards. Kierra always has a smile and willing to help. Every one there is great. Awesome products and good service.”

4716 NE Vivion Rd Kansas City, MO 64119, Kansas City, MO — undefined

“I have never had a bad experience here. Everyone is always knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help.”

10420 Blue Ridge BLVD, Kansas City, MO — undefined

“I’m new to the area, and this store has been so amazing! Such a friendly group of employees who are extremely helpful and very informational. I love this store!”

9010 E State Rte 350, Raytown, MO — recreational/medical

“Bruce Banner was exactly what I needed. online order ready in and out!!”

5408 Prospect , Kansas City, MO — undefined

“I love it here. Everyone has always been so friendly and helpful, from the minute you walk in, even the security guards are delightful. I can ask a million questions, they do their best to answer all of them and I never feel weird or bad about asking. This is my favorite spot.”


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Selection criteria for Leafly List Kansas City

To calculate the highest-rated dispensaries in Kansas City, our Leafly List team uses a methodology based on quantitative and qualitative review data of dispensaries listed on Leafly in Kansas City. This list also uses quality indicators, like customer reorder rates and deals availability (in markets where discounts are legal). Our teams are dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of highly-rated medical and recreational dispensaries.

Remember, if you don’t see your favorite dispensary on the list, make sure you follow, rate, and review your favorite cannabis locations to let the world know where you find your favorite cannabis.

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Vancouver weed visitor’s guide 2024




When I first landed in Vancouver, British Columbia, as a college undergrad, one of my biggest questions, beyond how I would make friends in a new country, pick my major, and currency conversion rates, was where was I going to find weed?

Thankfully, Vancouver has been a big weed city for a long time, and British Columbia has a reputation not unlike Norcal’s Emerald Triangle—they don’t call it B.C. bud for nothing! Over 5 years into federal legalization of adult-use cannabis, Vancouver and (most of) Canada have built on the infrastructure of the medical/legacy days to offer consumers a wide variety of products and strains from both national, government-owned brands to family-run micro-growers serving their local communities. 

Next time you’re in Vancity, you’ll know where the dank is. Let’s go!

What are Van’s weed rules?

If you aren’t quite old enough to patronize a dispensary in the States, rejoice! Adults 19+ can legally frequent adult-use cannabis dispensaries, and possess up to 30 grams (or the equivalent in edibles, vapes, etc) while out and about. At home, you can grow up to 4 plants and possess no more than 1,000 grams of cannabis and derived products. 

Vancouver, like the Big Apple, allows public cannabis consumption …

Best of all, Vancouver, like the Big Apple, allows public cannabis consumption wherever tobacco smoking and vaping are allowed, with exceptions for parks (there are designated areas), playgrounds, public buildings, and near bus, train, and ferry stops. If your hotel allows it, you can also smoke in your room. 


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Vancouver B.C. has many dope spots. An excerpt of the Leafly map. (Leafly)

Excellent question! Vancouver is a big city with upwards of 80 dispensaries within the greater metro area. In the city proper, most walk-in stores are concentrated downtown; you can take a ferry to North Vancouver for a few more options. Most stores offer delivery services, and you can order cannabis on UberEats the same way you would a breakfast burrito.

Because Canada’s cannabis legislation is federal, dispensaries have two tiers. There are BC Cannabis stores run by the government under the province’s British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch, and there are privately-owned stores. The BC Cannabis stores offer better prices and wider selections from brands based all over the country; privately-owned stores may have more store ambiance and local options from craft growers.

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A number of dispensaries across Vancouver offer pick up and delivery options to adults 19+. You can also order weed for delivery and pickup on UberEats from select dispensaries. Start a Vancouver delivery.

If you’re fresh out of YVR, you can head to Dutch Love on 8602 Granville Street, or  La Canapa up the street on 8002 Granville Street.

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Shopping in a Canadian dispensary is a little different than the States—your weed can be from Ontario or Quebec or Newfoundland. I opted to stick to local BC cultivators with one Ontario exception. Here are six of the best buds I sampled. 


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I am high, what do I do now in Van?

For Van’s best weed attractions, go to:

  • Stanley Park
  • The downtown Art Gallery complex
  • The Amsterdam Cafe
  • Bloedel Conservatory (North Vancouver)
  • Vancouver Aquarium 
  • Pacific National Exhibition, aka The PNE, Playland amusement park (May–August)
  • A ride on the Seabus ferry
  • A Skyride gondola ride to the top of Grouse Mountain (North Vancouver)
  • Skiing and snowboarding at Grouse Mountain (North Vancouver)

Spotlight: Amsterdam Cafe

While smoking in public is now allowed, not everyone wants to light up in a smoking section, and Vancouver winters can be brutal. As of writing, dispensaries cannot host consumption spaces. But one of the most iconic North American smoking lounges is still kicking in Downtown Vancouver: the Amsterdam Cafe.

This is a one-stop shop for a comfortable, discreet sesh–the main floor hosts a full-service cafe with food and beverages. A $10 membership fee gets guests access to the lower-level lounge during the day, and the main floor in the evening. Bongs and rolling kits are available for rental. 

For Van’s best stoner munchie food, get:

  • Tim Horton’s, the (better) Dunkin Donuts of Canada.
  • White Spot
  • A&W, which is not only a root beer brand but an entire burger chain that rivals the American juggernauts McDonalds and Burger King.
  • Mello Donuts
  • La Belle Patate, for a wide variety of Canada’s best munchie food, poutine. 
  • Cactus Club Cafe


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Vancouver weed visitors frequently asked questions

What’s up with the weed lounges?

Unfortunately, dispensaries can’t yet get permitted for consumption lounges—yet. But the Amsterdam Cafe at 301 W Hastings Street, and Cannabis Culture next door both have discreet and stylish smoking spaces for locals and visitors. 

What does federal legalization mean for me and my shopping experience?

It means lots of options, mostly. You aren’t beholden to just your province’s selection of flower, vapes, edibles, or concentrates. I recommend chatting with your budtender, and doing research ahead of time; sometimes out-of-province products are older, or your local store won’t have the full selection. 

Can I bring weed into or out of Canada?

This is a BIG no no. Just because weed is legal at the federal level, it is illegal to cross the Canadian border with it or fly with it. So smoke it while you can, or leave it with a friend before you head home. 


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America’s top weed cities of 2024 announced




America’s tens of millions of stoners need not endure unequal access to their life-saving medicine and safer alternative to alcohol. They can vote with their feet for some fine cannabis cities, or stay to fix the terrible ones. Right now, all across the US, Americans enjoy widely different levels of weed freedom.

Real Estate Witch’s website computed the top 50 best weed cities in America, and the differences speak volumes. Denver, CO ranks No. 1. Louisville, KY ranks dead last. Below, Leafly presents some highlights and picks from each spot.

No. 1 Denver, CO

Apple Fritter. (Courtesy Veritas, Colorado)
Apple Fritter. (Courtesy Veritas, Colorado)

John Denver wasn’t kidding! The Mile High City defends its name with a first-place finish in the stoner city rankings for 2024. I mean, it has a fricking Mile High 420 Fest. Colorado legalized in 2012, and today a mature cannabis industry competes to serve the highest-quality flower and extracts at the lowest price. Denver has nearly four times as many shops per capita as Los Angeles, and the top-shelf ounce average price there bucked inflation, falling $1 in the last year to $242 per ounce. Whether it’s fine dining, shows at Red Rocks, stunning trails, or killer art, Denver delivers for its irie residents and visitors. We can’t wait to visit again.

No. 2 Portland, OR

Moonbow #99 grown by Archive Portland. Indica hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)
Moonbow #99 grown by Archive Portland. Indica hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)

Leafly smokers are in love with Oregon’s world-class growers and their extract scene. From Archive, to Decibel, to Left Coast Standard to TrueCare Farms, Oregon has the juice! It sports the Northwest Cannafest, a crazy specialty in GMO Cookies, and even balanced CBD strains.

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No. 3 Las Vegas, NV

Ghost Train Haze goes choo-choo in Sin City. (Courtesy Nature’s Chemistry)

Sin City aims to corner the market on turnt-up cannabis fun. Las Vegas offers legal tree from the second you land. There’s kiosks in the airport, and the cabbies will drive you straight to da club. Combo that cannabis with a trippy visit to The Sphere, some tasty food, and so much more. The cherry on top: Las Vegas’ licensed cannabis smoking lounges are finally opening up. Read our Las Vegas weed visitor’s guide.

No. 4 Buffalo, NY

According to Whitney Economics, just 4 percent of New York smokers consume licensed cannabis. That’s a failure. But not in Buffalo, NY, where locals—including indigenous communities—charted a speedy path to tons of stores and literal tons of cultivation. That’s how you get safe access and do the will of the voters. Buffalo outranks New York City—ouch! Go Bills!

No. 5 Baltimore, MD

Special Sauce in a jar at Baltimore’s Charm City Smoke Fest (J.M. Giordano for Leafly)

American cannabis regulators don’t want to learn from their competitors in other states. But we can still beg them to study Maryland. which canna-balled into adult-use sales in 2023 with a smash success launch. Existing medical growers bulked up, stores flipped from medical to recreational, and supplies never ran dry. May the speedy reconstruction of the Francis Scott Key Bridge inspire us all.

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No. 6 Phoenix, AZ

(David Downs/Leafly)
That Badu. Cookies opens its first store in Arizona—Cookies Tuscon June 24. (David Downs/Leafly)

It’s so great to see this big desert city flower into a cannabis capital. Phoenix has a huge amount of large-scale indoor cultivation bringing down prices. Its regulators did a savvy job of spreading clubs around the state, and getting city buy-in with the carrot of tax revenue, and another special incentive. Cities that ban stores must allow home-growers.

No. 7 Seattle, WA

Torus Gas Face. Hybrid sativa. (David Downs/Leafly)
Torus Gas Face. Hybrid sativa. Gassy! (David

Shout-out to all the amazing breeders and growers of Washington: From Exotic Genetix, to Torus, to Artizen to Freddy’s Fuego, Phat Panda, and Constellation rosin. The party is on Bainbridge Island this 4/20!

No. 8 Sacramento, CA

Flo White from Amplified Farms 26.8% THC (David Downs/Leafly)
Flo White from Amplified Farms 26.8% THC (David Downs/Leafly)

The world doesn’t know it yet, but Sacramento is going to run away with the weed bag. Killer indoor ships statewide from California’s capitol—Alien Labs, Amplified Farms, Natura, Seven Leaves, and so much more. SacTo is perfectly positioned between the foothills, the mountains, and the coast—with water, power, labor, and affordable land. Locals enjoy fine cannabis at fair prices from plentiful stores, and combine it with tasty eats, trips to the Sacramento River, and the mountains. Go meet your legislator with California NORML May 8, and demand ‘Deli-style.’

No. 9 Kansas City, MO

The Good Day Farm dispensary serves adults 21 and older now in Kansas City. (Courtesy Good Day Farm)
The Good Day Farm dispensary serves adults 21 and older now in Kansas City. (Courtesy Good Day Farm)

Hot damn! Welcome, Kansas City, Missouri, to America’s top 10 weed cities. Missouri pulled off an epic, drama-free 2023 legalization launch and K.C. is on fire with NFL champs The Chiefs, a new airport, a cleaned-up downtown, and the impending arrival of the US Women’s Soccer team stadium. Missouri has solid medical indoor that flipped to recreational, and they are rapidly getting up the learning curve on dope strains. Plus, world-class barbecue, jazz, shopping, affordability, and plenty of room for newcomers.

No. 10 Providence, RI

The East Coast continues to come alive with legal cannabis, and Providence’s jump up seven spots to rank in the top 10 is a testament to its progress. What is going on in Providence? Well, weed is fully legal. They’re epically passionate, and the town boasts twice as many head shops per capita as Seattle. It’s hard to find a map, but once you get there, expect to find weed-friends. 

How we rank the top US weed cities 

Real Estate Witch conjured its results by giving cities points for:

  • Legality of cannabis
  • The cost of weed
  • Consumer interest as measured by Google Trends
  • Dispensaries per 100,000 residents
  • Doctors per 100,000 residents
  • Average rating of dispensaries out of 5 stars
  • Site visitors to Leafly
  • And the prevalence of head shops, concert venues, fast food restaurants, hiking trails, and movie theaters

The ten worst cannabis cities in the US

By that token, here are the ten worst weed cities in America, as well:

  • Louisville, KY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Houston, TX
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Memphis, TN
  • Indianapolis, IN

Go to Real Estate Witch for more details.

And that’s a breezy walk through the top 10 weed cities in the US. You can find your tree in any of them using Leafly, so download the app and tap in to win. Enjoy this golden age of cannabis coast to coast!

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