Tampa Bay's best medical marijuana dispensaries and doctors according to CL readers

CBD cafes, shops and bars, too.

click to enlarge Below are reader-sourced recommendations for the best dispensaries and doctors in Tampa Bay. - ADOBE
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Below are reader-sourced recommendations for the best dispensaries and doctors in Tampa Bay.

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay’s inaugural cannabis issue is on stands now. Moving forward, Steve Miller will develop his cannabis column and we'll keep updating  this evolving local listing featuring reader-sourced recommendations for the best dispensaries and doctors—plus local CBD shops, cafes and bars.

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DISPENSARIES

COLUMBIA CARE Serving the Tampa suburb of Brandon, with “proprietary, patent-pending medical brands” served in formats like hard-pressed tablets, suppositories, vapes, and lotions available online, in-store and even curbside. 2116 W Brandon Blvd., Brandon. 813-502-1122. 

CURALEAF Perhaps the most mentioned medical marijuana dispensary, Curaleaf operates in 23 states including Florida where it has nine Bay area locations that sell vapes, flower, topicals, capsules, tinctures, edibles and more. Multiple locations. 

FLUENT Five Bay area locations including South Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg, selling gels, kief, flower, cartridges, topicals, drops and more. Express pick-up, including drive-thru, where available. Multiple locations.

GROW HEALTHY Frequently mentioned by readers as a favored dispensary with exceptional flower. Available across Florida with Bay area locations in Brandon, Lakeland, Largo and Sarasota (plus delivery all over). Multiple locations.

LIBERTY HEALTH SCIENCES Among readers, Liberty gets marked as an overall dependable spot that has four locations across Tampa Bay. Multiple locations. 833-254-4877

MEDMEN You can’t miss the big red storefront, and readers mention loving MedMen for its flower, which some customers choose to see and smell before buying. 326 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-914-9393.

MÜV AltMed’s dispensary launched in Tampa in 2018 as the “Apple Store” of medical marijuana complete with a sprawling array of products including metered dose inhalers, topicals, shatter, flower and more. With four Bay area locations, a MÜV is never too far away. Multiple locations.

ONE PLANT Medical marijuana available in-store, for curbside pickup, and even delivery (free for orders of at least $100; $25 delivery fee otherwise). Hypur pay available. 150 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. 877-308-3344. oneplant.us

SURTERRA WELLNESS Along with Trulieve, Surterra is a surefire place to get vegan edibles like chocolate, mints and gummies. Vapes, flower, gels, patches and more are just some of the other products available at four locations in the immediate Bay area (with others as far reaching as New Port Richey and Lakeland). Multiple locations.

TRULIEVE Trulievers live for Mini Mondays when customers can buy limited quantities of “minis”—popcorn-sized bud (aka 3.5 g of smokable cannabis) all individually labeled to show ingredients and potency. Two dozen Bay area location already open or on the way, including several in Tampa and St. Petersburg. Multiple locations. 844-878-5438.

VIDACANN Beloved by some readers for its topical selection, VidaCann has four Bay area locations with multiple strains and brands of flower, concentrate, capsules, syringes, tincture and vapes, too. Multiple locations.


DOCTORS

CANNA+DOCTORS Three locations in Tampa Bay, with fees as low as $190 for military vets. Saturday appointments available. Multiple locations.

CERTIFIED MARIJUANA DOCTORS About two dozen locations across the Sunshine State with Bay area representation in Largo and Tampa. Multiple locations. 844-420-7277 (PASS)

COMPASSIONATE CARE Osteopathic Dr. Joseph Dryer is out there west of West Tampa practicing direct primary care out of Oldsmar Town Center. His office even considers pediatric cases. 3980 Tampa Rd., Suite 206, Oldsmar. 813-491-4006.

DOCMJ A Clearwater-based company with 29 locations across Florida, including five in Tampa Bay. Jackie Rothman, Chief Operating Officer of Doc MJ, says that the company has processed more than 86,000 medical cannabis patients statewide in the last four years. Multiple locations. 888-429-0835.

DR. CANNABUS The Cannabus makes house calls and regularly pops up at bars and events across the Bay area as part of its extremely active event calendar. Appointments are also available online. 800-827-9927.

MARIJUANA DOCTOR There are five local locations for this chain of evaluation clinics with more than two dozen locations statewide. Multiple locations.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA DOCTOR As an added bonus, this office also offers immigration physical exams and emotional support animal services. 5700 Memorial Hwy. Suite 102D, Tampa. 800-620-2027. marijuana420doctor.com

MIRACLE LEAF HEALTH CENTERS Locations in Brandon and St. Pete sell Delta-8 but also provide medical marijuana approval six days a week. Multiple locations.

MY FLORIDA GREEN Open five days a week in downtown St. Pete’s Edge District just a few blocks from Tropicana Field. 1114 Central Ave. Suite. K, St. Petersburg. 833-665-3279.

TRICHOM HEALTH CENTER Walk-ins accepted (call ahead preferred). Staff will also visit patients at home, Hospice and nursing homes for reasonable prices. 6530 Park Blvd. N, Pinellas Park. 727-330-2773.


CBD + DELTA-8 SHOPS, CAFES AND BARS

BLISS WELLNESS MARKET Apothecary carrying CBD, adaptogens and functional mushrooms. 13721 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. 813-435-3991

CHILL CAWFEE Coffee shop and hemp social that basically has its own Peruvian roast along with shelves stocked with hemp and CBD products including bath bombs and medical grade oil-based tinctures. Owners will also help you organize a “cannabis wedding.” 3407 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Riverview. 813-549-9068

DIGNITARY CAFE Owned and operated by former Buccaneer and current radio and podcast personality Ian Beckles, this South Tampa cafe caters to creatives and also carries CBD products like NuAqua CBD-infused water. 4817 S West Shore Blvd., Tampa. 813-999-4968

D’Z B’Z INC. Tampa-based veteran-owned makers of CBD orange blossom honey, including hard candy and honey pops. 813-650-7529

RAW SMOOTHIE CO. Two locations in Tampa have thee absolute best smoothies and acai bowls to keep your day on a healthy track, and will also add CBD to your order to help you just chill the fuck out. The RSC crew also does corporate catering and serves up its macros to help keep that Noom app in check.

THEE THREE HOUSE A jungle-themed bar and restaurant in South Tampa with “The Herbalizer,” a chamomile-infused Grey Goose cocktail with CBD oil, St. Germain, elderflower liquor, honey, lemon, rosemary and cinnamon. 1809 W Platt St., Tampa. 813-855-5778

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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