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Best-Rated Dispensaries in California

2022-11-07T09:45:45-08:00

California cannabis lovers are among the most discerning cannabis consumers on the planet. With the largest cannabis market in the nation, and the second highest number of dispensaries (1,440), California makes it possible for cannabis consumers to be choosy about what they buy and where they shop. At Off the Charts, we understand that in order to remain one of the best-rated dispensaries in California, we have to do more than just offer high-quality products?we also have to provide excellent customer service and reasonable prices. And that’s exactly what we do every single day.

We offer a huge selection of cannabis products, great deals, and the best possible price on every single product. Additionally, we make a daily commitment to go above and beyond for our customers, and because of that, we continue to strengthen our relationships with the communities we serve. But no need to take our word for it. We’re proud to point out the abundance of 4- and 5-star reviews that every Off the Chart dispensary location receives on Google and Yelp.

Take a look below at what our customers have to say about our SoCal cannabis dispensaries in Vista, Palm Springs, Sherman Oaks, and Winterhaven. We’ve highlighted some of the details in bold.

Off the Charts Dispensary Vista, CA 

1745 E Vista Way

Five Stars

Google Reviews

“This place is amazing!! Absolutely must stop here, they have anything and everything you need and the staff is freaking amazing!! Andre has the brightest smile and is so quick to help and gives useful information!! 10/10” – Leah Spears

“This place has it all!! They also price match to make sure they have the best deals 🤑 Came all the way from Dana Point for this 🤠” – Fernando R. Zamarron

“Great experience!! My trip to Off the Charts was nothing but great! The security guard “J” greeted us at the door and made sure everyone felt safe. We need more people like him!!!” – Cameron Young

Yelp

“I have been to many dispensaries.This one has the absolute BEST staff. Sky & Brooke. All of them are rad as well. The vibe of this place is awesome. The people are super cool & extremely helpful. Great place.” – Stacey C.

“Best dispensary in SD !! I have given this business five stars but would definitely give them more if that was an option. Every time I visit I feel like I’m taken care of, and that is incredible because they’ve managed to hang onto what they’re there to do and that’s provide compassionate care to those that need it. I highly recommend this business to anyone looking for a local dispensary to acquire their medicinal needs with kindness and fantastic customer Service. Their selection is out of this world. I’ve actually never seen one like it, and that’s definitely saying something. I just wanted to drop in and leave a decent review because I just dropped in, and as always everyone was super helpful and kind. They deserve 10 stars, hell 1000 stars!! Thank you guys again for being there when I need you, really grateful that Off The Charts has chosen San Diego to call home :::)” – Alexandra H.

“I love this dispensary. I’ve been coming here for years. They have the most competitive prices and a friendly knowledgeable staff. Even when it gets busy, they keep it efficient and moving so you don’t wait long. I highly recommend visiting this place. It’s a candy store for the bud lover.” – Ariel S.

Off the Charts Dispensary Palm Springs, CA

1508 S Palm Canyon Drive

Five Stars

Google Reviews

“I LOVE this dispensary so much! The OTC employees really go out of their way to help you find great products & great deals!!! Such a friendly environment, I have been to so many dispensaries out here in the Valley but no one tops OTC. Please do yourself a favor and pay them a visit! Thanks OTC! You got a lifelong loyal customer here 💓.” – Nancy

“Great shop! The professionalism exceeded my expectations with Mel’s great customer service. Amazing products with the best prices around, and offer many deals including $10 1/8s and $5 pre-rolls. Highly recommend if you’re in the area and looking for quality meds.” – LC

“Best dispensary in town by far! Driving by the place it may seem small from the outside but wait until you see inside! From the very friendly guard up front Manny, made me feel right at home. To the knowledgeable and friendly staff. This place has it all, if you want quality they definitely have it but if you want an amazing deal they have that too! Also shout out to the fantastic budtender Ciarah, every thing she recommended me was on point and tasted amazing! Thank you again for the great first time experience, this is definitely going to be my new spot!” – Brandy Cole

Yelp Reviews

“My favorite dispensary in the Coachella valley! Great selection and wonderful customer service! I highly suggest for locals or anyone visiting !” – Hannah S

“I basically stumbled into this RAD little shop off the beaten path in Palm Springs today. It’s tucked away near a few hotels (SANDOR V, Caliente Tropics, ACE Hotel) and very close to amazing crepe (Gabino’s) and ice cream (KREEM) shops. The staff here is awesome. You get Happy Hour pricing in the opening and closing hours. You also get a free 1-gram preroll J on your first visit! Off the Charts? Off the CHAIN! – Dylan B

“I was in town for a week and happened to walk by the store. Great marketing to prop the front door open so potential customers find it inviting to walk in. Customer service was 5 star and the pre-rolls I bought were great quality and at the right price.  I even got a little freebie for being a first-time customer. Great little shop and highly recommended.” – Sarah C

Off the Charts Dispensary and Lounge Palm Springs, CA

757 Williams Road

Five Stars

Google Reviews

“This is definitely the place to go. They are a family away from home. Always kind and know what you need. They have the best prices in town and have a wide variety of products. From the time you walk in the door you are greeted and your experience here is worthwhile. Hang out in the lounge for a bit and enjoy the people around. I never go anywhere else but here” – Linda Maudlin

“Otc is da bomb. Go see mike dabzz when you’re there. He knows his stuff and doesn’t let you buy something he wouldn’t like for himself. I’m picky about vape pens and he always finds interesting ones to recommend.” – Dave Postal

“The staff and bud tenders are fan fvcking tastic. They are so helpful.  If I have questions they are all willing to answer. They will suggest items. Great service fully stocked. Would love to work for them.” – Elicia Jimenez Pedroza

Yelp

“My go-to shop as it’s a less than 5 min drive. I frequent often and have had interactions with most budtenders, all which are always happy to help. I know they offer happy hour deals but I’m not familiar with them so it’s best to ask. Their lounge is small, but adequate for the space. Seems like every day it’s a different genre. One night it’s hip hop, games or house music. They also display their rigs and bongs by the entrance if you’re ever in need of one.” – Manira C

Micheal (think that was his name) was amazing with helping me pick out products. Good call on the highlights! The store has very comfortable vibes with a solid selection. One of the few places in the valley where I see clones! I’m a kid in a candy store every time I go.” – Anthony C

‘Visited this place because the pictures looked pretty and it was. However, that’s not why they are receiving a 5 star. The stars increased because of the great customer service.  I mean everyone from the security guard to all 3 customer service reps were not only friendly and welcoming,  but super knowledgeable.  They have a large selection and were able to explain things in detail. It was also reasonably priced. This is definitely one to support. – Shanta M

Off the Charts Dispensary Sherman Oaks, CA

5242 Van Nuys Boulevard

Five Stars

Google

“This place is soooo freaking cute and clean and the prices are ridiculously cheap. I feel like I’m in Oregon.  Val & Aaron are so informative and helpful. The vibes are immaculate. If you are in the area you have to stop by !” – Nawla Haras

“Fun and friendly with a cool vibe. Literally just spent $35 at a diff dispensary on less than 20% of what I bought at OTC. So cheap and great — this will be my reg spot from here on.” – Gabi Gotts Music

“This shop is one of my favorite shops ever! They have another shop in Palm Springs and when I found out they opened one here in Sherman oaks that’s all I go to now! Highly recommend great deals and friendly staff! Don’t miss out!” – Dominic Ray

“Such an awesome new dispensary in a great location! They have every product/brand and more! Usually I have to go to certain shops to get certain products. Now I can just go here for everything, such a great selection! Also the awesome staff member who helped me said if there’s anything they don’t have that I want to let them know so they could order it. What a great new addition to the valley, I will be here often. Also tons of great discounts and they have a happy hour (10% off) in the mornings and evenings. Definitely recommend!” – Kevin Frey

Yelp

“Had a memorable experience last weekend. My budtender Vee was very accommodating and friendly. As someone that is relatively new to concentrates, she gladly answered all my “dumb” questions and recommended several products for me to choose from. From there I was able to decide which one was best for me. I’d recommend Off The Charts to anyone in the Valley looking for quality products and service with a smile.. Thanks again Vee! :-)” – Jees G

I want to start this off by saying that I have really bad anxiety and normally hate going into dispensaries so I ALWAYS do delivery…I found Off The Charts on weedmaps and…was instantly welcomed and helped by Alana. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful…The store itself is bright, clean, organized and has SO many options. I also really appreciated that I was able to walk around the store and actually look at the products up close – unlike most stores that have it all behind the counter…I bought 18 boxes of edibles and 6 vape pens – for the same price I normally spend on 10 boxes and 2 pens. This supply is going to last a few months but whenever I am ready to buy more I will definitely come back here. Thank you guys, especially Alana!” – Mackenzie J

Off the Charts Dispensary Winterhaven, CA

2115 W Winterhaven Drive

Five Stars

Google Reviews

“FIVE STARS! Great customer service,  the PRICES are unbeatable,  I saved over $50 vs buying in Ariz.” – Dallas Nelson“It’s the dispensary shop to go to in the Yuma/Winterhaven area….Hands Down!!!👍👍😤💨🤯💨😑😄😁😆.” – Jey Ville

“What a great dispensary.  Best dispensary in the Yuma area.  Finally reasonable prices instead of being charged outlandish prices, like in Yuma. Thank you for opening your dispensary in Winterhaven.” – Sandra LaPlaca

“Clean and spacious location. Good quality prices. Friendly people. Employees know what they are talking about when you ask questions.” – Eric Estrada

Best-rated dispensaries in California | Off the Charts

At Off the Charts, we love what we do, not just because we love cannabis but because we love cannabis people too. If you’re already a loyal customer, we thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. And if you’re new, welcome! We can’t wait to get to know you.

Whoever you are, you’re the reason we do what we do. And we’re here for you.

Whether you’re looking for the highest quality cannabis products to help manage your pain, calm your nerves, or get the party started, we’ve got you covered. We know you’ll appreciate our wide selection, our knowledgeable and helpful staff, our reasonable prices, and our extraordinarily high standards of cleanliness, quality, and service. Come see for yourself why all 5 Off the Charts locations are considered among the best dispensaries in California.

Best-Rated Dispensaries in California2022-11-07T09:45:45-08:00

Say Ta-ta to Tar With the CastAway Pipe

2022-12-02T20:10:53-08:00

Using patent-pending technology, the new CastAway pipe helps to reduce tar from reaching your lungs while letting those tasty terps shine through.

Smoking cannabis has been one of the most popular consumption methods for millennia. And for good reason; when smoked, the effects and efficacies are instantaneous, which is what many medical cannabis patients need from their medicine. However, it’s no secret that smoking anything is not the healthiest option—and that includes cannabis. That’s why CleanBuzz Technologies developed the CastAway Pipe System that eliminates tar and carcinogenic particulates from smoke, so you get a fresh, clean experience with every draw.

A Cool, Clean Buzz

CleanBuzz Technologies is on a mission to make smoking cannabis safer for everyone—especially medicinal patients, who face the conundrum of needing the full potency of flower for pain management but also fewer carcinogens in their lungs.
By utilising patent-pending, first-of-its-kind technology, the CastAway pipe is a basic two-piece design constructed of anodized aluminum that includes the bowl inclosure and a screw-on stem. The bowl liner has a large enough capacity to hold up to 0.3 grammes of herbs. The pipe achieves full flower potency with less tar and plant matter reaching your lungs in three ways:

  • Improved Taste and Flavors: The flavour and purity of your herb are degraded by tar buildup in a dirty pipe. For superior flavour, a clean pipe is essential. CastAway liners reduce tar buildup in the bowl, making every draw delicious.
    Reduced Tar and Carcinogens: Removing the tar from your pipe bowl improves the flavour of your flower while also lowering the risk of carcinogenic fumes. No more clogged pipe bowls—and better flavour and safety.
    Simple Pipe Cleaning: Cleaning a cannabis pipe has always been a sticky, stinky, and unpleasant task. But not anymore! Simply remove the used bowl liner, along with all the nasty tar and residue trapped inside. Replace the old liner with a freshie and you’re ready to go. buy online metal pipe for smoking weed

How the CastAway Pipe Works

The CastAway Pipe traps messy and unhealthy particles in a proprietary disposable bowl liner called Trap the Crap where a 60-mesh screen offers the initial level of filtration before the smoke travels down into the ceramic trapping beads for the second stage. When smoke passes through this chamber, tar condenses onto the surfaces of the beads, trapping carcinogenic particles before the cooled smoke flows into the pipe stem—and then on to you.
When medicinal patients put the CastAway’s pipe liners to the test using high-potency flower, up to 300mg of tar and matter was removed from each gram of flower smoked. The patients also reported full potency of their flower and less congestion in their lungs.
Additionally, the full flavour of your cannabis is preserved so you can still taste those terps!

Liners: Clean versus dirty.

How to Clean the CastAway Pipe

Thanks to the disposable liners, cleaning the CastAway pipe is a breeze!
After using the pipe 15 to 20 times, or when you notice harsher hits, simply remove the used liner out of the pipe, wipe the pipe bowl clean and drop in a fresh new liner. Voila — a like-new pipe in under a minute with no messy residue removal. This easy pipe-cleaning solution means no more sticky or smelly residue on your pipe and fingers!

Developed As An Alternative to Vaping

CleanBuzz’s cutting-edge technology was created to address the key flaws and concerns associated with vaping, such as potency loss due to the extraction process and the possibility of being exposed to hot metal ions, which can be detrimental to the lungs.
Similar to vaping, this innovative smoking technology eliminates tars and particles and overcomes the lack of efficacy experienced by medicinal patients who vape. Additionally, there are no metal ions in the lungs now that the hot wires have been removed.
The CastAway pipe is the first product to use this revolutionary smoking-technology paradigm for the flower smoking market, with full potency, reduced tar and easy cleanup. The pipe is nearly indestructible, portable, and proudly manufactured in the United States.
You wouldn’t drink expensive wine from a dirty glass, so why would you smoke cannabis from a dirty pipe? The CastAway pipe will elevate your experience, every time.

Say Ta-ta to Tar With the CastAway Pipe2022-12-02T20:10:53-08:00

Let’s Talk Legitimacy

2022-08-10T09:32:34-07:00

Don’t ask Pete Morales to wax poetic about the glory days of trap shops. As the general manager at EMBR dispensary in La Mesa, his feet are firmly planted in the future, which, by the way, has arrived. Yes, your weed may cost a little more than it used to, but you can shop for it in a dispensary that looks and feels like a Whole Foods store. Or you can have it delivered directly to your home. And you get the peace of mind knowing your weed is perfectly safe to smoke. These are good things.

But even in this bright new future, the legitimacy of the cannabis industry is still in question and the stigma still remains. And that, Morales believes, is what we should be talking about. One of the biggest obstacles to legitimacy, in his eyes, is the City (in his case, the City of La Mesa), which deprives dispensaries of opportunities to get involved with the community.

“I can’t throw any events here. I can’t have a food truck or a DJ booth set up out here,” he says. “If we can’t engage with the community, then how can we show them we’re not just sleazy stoners? Clearly we’re not considered legitimate businesses if we can’t get involved in community events.”

The Gray Areas of compliance are also of particular concern to Morales. For example, when he was trying to establish systems and processes for waste management at EMBR, the compliance information he needed was almost impossible to find.

“I was literally looking through resource after resource after resource,” he says.  “There wasn’t a standard or a template that I could go off of.”

In the end, after extensive research, phone calls, and confirmation from the City that he was in compliance, he set a clear standard for his store’s waste management and created a template to make it easy for his employees to follow. Although Morales enjoys creating systems and processes to make a seamless work environment, the absence of clear compliance standards is a huge obstacle to full legitimization for the cannabis industry.  This lack of transparency not only increases the bureaucratic burden for the businesses that are trying to play by the rules, but it also potentially leads to more violations and citations, which ends up looking bad for all dispensaries.

“When people see that in the newspaper, they throw us all into one group and say, ‘Oh look at those stoners, they’re messing up,’” he says. “But there’s a lot of us out here that are running legitimate businesses. We’re paying our taxes, we’re providing jobs to the community. It’s not some sketchy, sleazy drug dealer in the alley.”

If sketchy is what you’re looking for, you may want to look elsewhere. Recent collaborations among state and federal law enforcement authorities resulted in the shutdown of nearly 30 unlicensed, illegal marijuana dispensaries and wholesale distributors in Southern California, many in East County San Diego.

Let’s Talk Legitimacy2022-08-10T09:32:34-07:00
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