752 Commercial St., San Jose, 408-456-0420, plpsanjose.com

One of San Jose’s largest and most popular dispensaries, Purple Lotus carries over 50 strains of the Bay Area’s most exotic cannabis, and hundreds of other products from the best brands in the game. The space is huge, with 20 rotating budtenders working in a very-purple 10,000-square-foot canna-arena. Purple Lotus’ goal is to provide quality service, a comfortable atmosphere, and cannabis goods for every budget. The founders of Purple Lotus were medical marijuana patients long before legalized adult use. They say their numerous trips to dispensaries throughout San Jose and the rest of the state were largely disappointing—they experienced inconsistent, poor-grade cannabis that was both overrated and overpriced. Years of frustration led the team to open Purple Lotus in 2009, with the hope of offering a wide array of top-quality products and services to assist in the treatment of a variety of conditions. Fast forward a decade, and Purple Lotus is flourishing in the age of legalized recreational use. This dispensary is known for its selection—a cornucopia of cannabis products for all budgets—and its commitment to quality and customer service. 

Hours: 9am-9pm every day.

Ordering: Online, in-store, phone orders, and delivery (next day with $50 minimum).

Deals and Steals: 15% discount for seniors 65+ (with ID); 15% off all products for veterans (with ID); 10% discount for disability; 5% student discount (with ID).