CBD oil California

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Being the first state to legalise medicinal marijuana in 1996 and recreational use of cannabis in 2016, it’s no surprise there’s a booming CBD oil industry within the state of California. This article explores the specific laws around CBD oil in California, medicinal marijuana, and where to buy CBD oil in Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento.


Is CBD oil legal in California?

As recreational cannabis use is fully legalised in California, all types of cannabis extracts and products including CBD are legal for adult use.

Dry cannabis flowers, concentrated products and edibles can be purchased from retail dispensaries with an adult ‘A’ licence. Californian retail dispensaries are subject to the standard state sales and use tax, 15% excise tax and in some cases additional local government taxes.

Adults are allowed to possess up to one ounce of cannabis for recreational use and can grow up to six live plants individually or more commercially with a licence.

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Medicinal marijuana in California

Cannabis for medical use has been accessible in California since 1996.
Once approved, following a physician’s recommendation, those with access to medicinal marijuana are able to purchase at dispensaries licensed to sell for medical use. Medicinal marijuana patients enjoy the following benefits:

  • Those under 21 are allowed access to cannabis, though those under 18 require parental consent in addition to a physician’s recommendation
  • Exempt from the sales tax on medical cannabis and cannabis products
  • Higher limits of allowed possession and cultivation. Patients are limited to 8 ounces and 6 mature plants, it’s also possible to have these limits increased with the support of a doctor.


Qualifying conditions

Conditions defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990):

“Any chronic or persistent medical symptom that substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities or, if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health”

Including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Chemotherapy Side Effects
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Radiation Therapy Side Effects


Where to get CBD oil in California

Californian residents have the liberty to buy CBD oil or CBD rich buds online or visit a dispensary in their city. Before buying CBD, regardless of online or at a dispensary, be sure to research the different CBD suppliers and how to identify high-quality CBD oil. Just because a product is being sold in a brick and mortar store doesn’t make it trustworthy.


CBD bud

How to use hemp buds / CBD bud

CBD-rich strains of cannabis are an exciting product of the CBD and medicinal cannabis movement. Hemp buds offer an alternative to CBD oil as a source of CBD that can be smoked, vaped or used to make edibles and ingested.


CBD oil Los Angeles

1. California Caregivers Alliance

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

2815 W Sunset Blvd #201 Los Angeles

PH: 213 353 0100

Mon – Fri: 6:00am – 10:00pm

Sat – Sun: 8:00am – 10:00pm

2. Bloom Pasadena

Medicinal dispensary only

1590 E Walnut St, Pasadena

PH: 626 714 7082

Mon – Sun: 10:00am – 10:00pm


3. Cornerstone Research Collective

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

2551 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles

PH:323 259 8933

Mon – Sat:10:00am – 9:00pm

Sun: 11:00am – 7:00pm

4. Mecca Natural Medicine

Medicinal dispensary only

5650 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles

PH: 323 937 0299

Mon – Sat: 8:00am – 2:00am

Sun: 9:00am – 2:00am


5. Exhale med center dispensary

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

102, 980 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood

PH: 424 279 9497

Mon – Sun: 8:00am – 10:00pm

6. Melrose Herbal Collective

Medicinal dispensary only

859 E 60th St, Los Angeles

PH:323 232 4420

Mon – Sat: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm


7. Hollyweed Dispensary

Medicinal dispensary only

5158 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles

PH:323 592 3113

Mon – Sun:8:00am – 10:00pm

8. The Green Easy

Recreational dispensary

8311 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles

PH:323 424 3035

Mon – Sun: 10:00am – 9:45pm


9. Mary Jane’s Collective

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

4901 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

PH:323 466 6636

Mon – Sat:10:00am – 10:00pm

Sun: 10:00am – 8:00pm


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CBD cream for pain

Regularly using a topical cannabidiol (CBD) cream is an effective source of targeted pain relief for many, especially for people suffering from multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or those who often have sore or inflamed muscles.


CBD oil San Diego


1. Golden State Greens

Medicinal dispensary only

3452 Hancock St, San Diego

PH:619 268 8035

Mon – Sun:7:00am – 9:00pm

2. Apothekare

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

3455 Camino del Rio S, San Diego

PH: 619 701 6036

Mon – Sat: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Sun: 10:00am – 7:00pm


3. Harbor Collective

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

2405 E Harbor Dr, San Diego

PH:619 841 2045

Mon – Sun: 7:00am – 9:00pm

4. Urbn Leaf Dispensary

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

1028 Buenos Ave, San Diego

PH:619 275 2235

Mon – Sun:7:00am – 9:00pm


5. Goldn Bloom Dispensary

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

3325, 3385 Sunrise St, San Diegos

PH:619 955 5540

Mon – Sun: 7:00am – 9:00pm

6. The Healing Center San Diego

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

3703 Camino del Rio S #215a, San Diego

PH:858 324 2420

Mon – Fri:7:00am – 9:00pm

Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 9:00pm


CBD oil Sacramento


1. A Therapeutic Alternative

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

3015 H St, Sacramento

PH:916 822 4717

Mon – Sun: 9:00am – 9:00pm

2. Abatin Wellness Center

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

2100 29th St, Sacramento

PH:916 822 5699

Mon – Sun: 9:00am – 9:00pm


3. 515 Broadway Collective

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

515 Broadway, Sacramento

PH:844 722 9333

Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Sun: Closed

4. Northstar Holistic Collective

Medicinal & recreational dispensary

1236 C St, Sacramento

PH:916 476 4344

Mon – Sun: 9:00am – 9:00pm


5. Two Rivers Wellness

Medicinal dispensary only

315 N 10th St, Sacramento

PH: 916 804 8975

Mon – Sun: 9:00am – 9:00pm

6. Alpine Alternative

Recreational dispensary only

8112 Alpine Ave, Sacramento

PH:916 739 6337

Mon – Sun: 10:00am – 8:00pm


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What is CBD isolate and how to use it

CBD isolate (crystal, slab or shatter) is the most pure form of CBD you can buy. CBD isolate benefits include being THC free, cheaper & able to be used to make DIY CBD products.