Berkeley Patients Group carries the flag of the cannabis movement. Hence the crowds

Photo courtesy of Berkeley Patients Group
Photo courtesy of Berkeley Patients Group

Perennial “Best of the Bay” contenders Berkeley Patients Group now serve all adults 21 and older with the same compassion and expertise they’ve offered their patients for almost twenty years.

Not long after receiving GreenState’s inaugural Best Northern California Dispensary award, BPG opened its doors to anyone 21 and older with valid ID, including tourists. But BPG didn’t forget its origins. The now dually-licensed facility continues to serve the Berkeley patient community that stood by it through thick and thin, or more specifically, the Department of Justice.

With a high-end network of vendors dating back to its opening under now-deceased AIDs activist Jim McClelland, BPG offers one of the best flower selections in the country. The buyers have an eye for fresh talent; upstarts like Cannabis Cup winners Fig Farms can be found gracing the shelves with their Banana line. 

You’ll find a wide range of edibles and extracts, and wide-ranging apothecary section. There are new, buzzy products such as Dr. Kerklaan’s Sleep Cream; discerning connoisseurs can find high-end extracts from trend-makers like Beezle. As for edibles, BPG is one of a handful of places where you can get Butter Brothers products, an essential name to any true enthusiast, as well as more moderate options like Satori’s Strawberries in Dark Chocolate.  

Alas, BPG’s excellence also is its Achilles heel. You can count on the destination to be consistently busy, and with adult-use sales in vogue, doubly so. BPG has branched out into vending machines and pickup service (click around first online, place your order, then  breeze in later).

BPG continues to be a can’t-miss destination for anyone searching for some of the world’s best cannabis with the service to match. Keep an eye out for their sister location NuLeaf opening in Emeryville soon.