San Diego, CA
De Soto Street
4645 De Soto St.
San Diego, CA 92109
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About our dispensary in San Diego:

Cannabist San Diego has been serving the medical and recreational cannabis community in Pacific Beach since 2019. We’re located at the end of De Soto Street.


Cannabist San Diego dispensary hours:

Mon-Fri: 7am-9pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-9pm


Additional info on Cannabist San Diego:

Cannabist is located between Dewey Pest Control & Price Self Storage at the end of De Soto Street. Do not enter Dewey’s parking lot or Price Self Storage’s drive. De Soto Street bends hard to the left at the entrance to Dewey Pest Control’s property. Continue on De Soto Street until you reach our building. Our parking lot is just past our building to the right.


Cannabist San Diego dispensary questions?

FAQs on dispensaries in San Diego

Are dispensaries legal in San Diego?

Yes. It is legal to purchase recreational or medical marijuana from a San Diego dispensary that has a license to sell — such as our Cannabist stores. You must be 21 years or over to purchase.

Do you need a medical card to buy from a dispensary in San Diego?

No. As of January 1st, 2017, you do not need an MMJ (medical marijuana card) to purchase marijuana from a dispensary in San Diego. However, you will need a valid, non-expired government-issued ID such as driver’s license, state ID card, or U.S. passport that shows you’re over 21.

How many dispensaries are in San Diego?

Currently, there are around 50 dispensaries in San Diego. That means you can find a dispensary in Pacific Beach, South Bay, Central SD, and surrounding areas. But while there are a variety of stores available, not every weed dispensary in San Diego provides the shopping experience you’ll find at Cannabist.

For example, if you are new to the weed scene, you’ll want to feel secure and comfortable while shopping. We understand that not all dispensaries provide that atmosphere, so when you shop at Cannabist, we make sure that you are getting the highest-quality product in a clean, tasteful, safe and inviting environment. The crew at Cannabist are passionate about our products and eager to answer any of your questions.

And if you are a marijuana aficionado, you will find Cannabist to be the best dispensary in San Diego for our sensational array of superior bud, flower, edibles, and more.

Can anyone go to a California dispensary?

Yes. As long as you have a valid, non-expired, government-issued ID such as driver’s license, state ID card, or U.S. passport that shows you’re over 21, you can shop our San Diego dispensary to your heart’s content.

Is it legal to smoke in public in San Diego?

Not yet.

How close is Clairemont to the Cannabist dispensary in San Diego?

Really close! Cannabist is just off the 5 Freeway in Pacific Beach, just over a mile to the Starbucks at the corner of Clairemont Dr. and Balboa Ave. Depending on time of day, that should be about a 9 minute drive via Balboa and 11 minutes if you take the 52. So, if you’re looking for a dispensary near Clairemont, the Cannabist is your go-to destination.

How close is La Jolla to the Cannabist dispensary in San Diego?

If you’re looking for a dispensary near La Jolla, come visit us! We’re the closest dispensary to downtown La Jolla, about 6 miles by car to the Cove. That’s only about a 11 – 15 minute jaunt to restock your supplies, depending on time of day.

Why Cannabist is the best dispensary in San Diego

If you are looking for a San Diego recreational dispensary that is uniquely equipped to provide you a phenomenal experience, then you simply must visit Cannabist San Diego. Our tasteful store layout allows you to browse our mind-boggling array of top-notch cannabis products. While other dispensaries keep products behind the counters or locked in display cases, we want our customers to be able to read the labels and to browse the products as freely as possible.

When you shop at Cannabist, you can also expect plenty of awesome San Diego dispensary deals. We offer daily specials and a wide selection of THC and CBD products, including flower, edibles, tinctures, topical products, beverages, pipes, and more.

Cannabist is unlike any other San Diego dispensary. For one thing, we provide a pretty stress-free process when reviewing IDs. And for another thing, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you with any questions you may have, and our budtenders inside will make every step of your weed-shopping experience enjoyable.

We happily serve all adults over the age of 21, including seniors, newbies to weed, and experts alike. Located just off the 5 freeway in Pacific Beach, we were voted the best weed dispensary in San Diego by Our customers think we’re pretty awesome too!

Visit us today so we can show you what a truly refined cannabis experience is all about as well as share our “higher standard, higher knowledge, and higher calling” philosophy with you.