What is a budline rating?

We have recruited a team of cannabis consumers - or bud inspectors, as we like to call them - to try and review cannabis products and stores anonymously. The curated ratings and reviews on Budline.co express the opinions of these qualified contributors and people who share their experiences. Cannabis consumers can submit their own ratings for products, services, and experiences to budlineco@gmail.com


Our scoring system uses relevant criteria to derive at an average number score.  The criteria is picked by the Budline staff and varies accordingly. We provide context for the average number scores below. 

5 High Five (hands down, this is the most popular)

4 Superb (guaranteed to please)  

3 Very good (a solid choice) 

2 It's good (worth a try)

1 It's ok (never again)

Budline Reviewers

Coveted and considered a dream gig, the Budline’s stable of reviewers are wide mix of people who consume cannabis regularly to put forth the best consumer recommendations for products and store experiences. Some of the them have successful careers, at the best companies in the world, are widely travelled and have lived and worked in various countries around the world - and are collectively responsible for rating millions of products and stores all over the world.

To maintain the objectivity of their review, the reviewers purchase the products or visit the stores anonymously, pay for their experience, and subsequently rate their experience according to five varying assessment criteria. 

Our mix of local reviewers considers a multitude of sources including user review platforms and word of mouth to help us identify Budline-worthy products and stores. To be considered for a Budline review, email us at jason@budline.co and include current information about your business.

Local reviewers review products in their market to identify brands worth adding to Budline. They consider a variety of factors, such as Leafly or Weedmaps user ratings and reviews, to find high quality brands with compelling character or unique aspects. The Budline editorial team makes the final selection of brands and stores that will be covered on Budline.co

If you'd like to use the Budline logo, ratings, or reviews on a product, storefront sign, website, in promotional materials, or anywhere else for commercial purposes, email us to receive written permission. Also, email us if you're interested in aquiring a Budline plaque, certificate, or window decal. All Budline trademarks, logos, ratings, reviews, editorial content, web pages and other brand features are protected by applicable trademark, copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Due to the large volume of inquiries we receive daily, we cannot confirm whether an editor has reviewed your business information.

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8 things you should know about Cannabis (Marijuana)


1. How long does weed stay in your system?

    It depends! How long cannabis stays in your system depends on how much and how often you consume. Everyone is different. What we do know is that the commonly cited detection time of 30+ days may be accurate for some, but that’s largely the exception. A 1989 study of chronic users showed a maximum detection window of 25 days at a sensitivity of 20 ng/mL. However, only one subject in this study tested positive after 14 days. On average, it took  9.8 days to lower THC levels that aren’t detectable. Reporting to Leafly, Paul Cary, director of the Toxicology and Drug Monitoring Laboratory at University of Missouri, claims that for first time or occasional users, “it would be unusual for the detection of cannabinoids in urine to extend beyond 3-4 days following the smoking episode” (at the 50 ng/mL cutoff). Bottom line, how long weed stays in your system depends on a variety of factors, but for most users who don’t consume excessively, THC is usually out of your system within 10 days.


    2. Is smoking weed healthy?

    Cannabis is safer than most popular drugs, legal or illegal. But, is smoking weed healthy? That depends on how you use it and how old you are. For young people whose brains are still developing, using cannabis (or other drugs) carries a much higher risk than it does for fully matured adults. For adults who use cannabis moderately for recreational purposes, it can be relaxing and produce positive health benefits. And, clearly for many chronically ill patients, cannabis can improve their health and quality of life considerably. For more of a more comprehensive look at the risks and benefits of cannabis, read the following articles.


    3. Where can I buy recreational marijuana?

    In the State of California, anyone over the age of 21, can now legally buy recreational marijuana in California with a state or federally issued ID. However, only dispensaries with both state and local permits can sell to customers who don’t have a doctor's recommendations for marijuana.


    4. How can I come down from a high faster?

    First off, don’t panic. You can’t overdose from cannabis, but it can make you uncomfortable if you take too much. Nonetheless, if you’ve consumed more than you’d like, you can try a number of remedies to come down from a high faster:

    1. Black peppercorn: Believe it or not, black peppercorn can be highly effective and provide near instant relief. You can sniff or chew on a few black peppercorns and the onset can be immediate.
    2. Take CBD: CBD lessens the effects of THC.
    3. Rest or take a nap.    
    4. Drink lots of water and light snacks.
    5. Take a shower or bath.

    5. How much does recreational marijuana cost around me?

    According to the Winter 2018 report from MarijuanaRates.com, you can expect to pay on average $14.50 a gram or $277.50 an ounce if like us you live in California. The price of weed in San Francisco generally trends higher than state averages and other big cities like Los Angeles. How much recreational marijuana costs in Los Angeles averages $12-14 a gram and $294 an ounce according to MarijuanaRates.com.

    Prices are higher than they were last year, because once cannabis was legalized recreationally on January 1, 2018, a 15% state excise tax kicked in which is exclusive of any local government taxes.

    Budline believes in the highest quality, all-natural, lab-tested cannabis at the fairest prices possible.


    6. Is CBD legal in California?

    Absolutely. CBD is one of more than 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Because CBD doesn’t produce psychoactive effects like THC -- it doesn’t get you “high” -- CBD is legal in Los Angeles and most of the world provided it contains little to no THC (<.03% in the U.S.). It’s widely available in California and Los Angeles in a variety of forms.


    7. What are CBD tincture effects?

     CBD tinctures produce numerous effects and benefits. Evidence suggests CBD relieves anxiety, may keep depression at bay, alleviates nausea, and appears to also prevent psychosis. The high concentration of alcohol intensifies its effects and accelerates the body’s absorption of it. Most people prefer to use the sublingual method of administration, which means “under the tongue.” Keep in mind that because CBD tinctures are consumed orally, onset of effects will take much longer than smoking because rather than reaching the lungs immediately, the active ingredients must travel through the digestive system first.


    8. Where to buy marijuana?

    If you are over the age of 21, you can purchase cannabis from any dispensary that has both state and local permits. However, in practice, where to buy marijuana in is dependent on where you live. Not many dispensaries are permitted and many localities don’t allow recreational marijuana. In practice, you can buy marijuana in the major cities in California, and a handful of smaller markets. Budline is proud to work with recreational cannabis retailers both in San Francisco and Los Angeles locations.



    Looking for a pot shop nearby? You’ve come to the right place. Budline works with countless licensed medical cannabis dispensaries and recreational cannabis dispensaries. Find all-natural cannabis products, including extracts, edibles, tinctures, topicals, lab-tested flower, and more!



    There are many medical cannabis shops San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix, but only Budline can tell you which medical cannabis dispensary and recreational cannabis dispensary is right for you, we look for the best dispensary in your local area.



    With recreational cannabis now legal in California, more people are asking if there are "weed dispensaries near me” If you’re in San Francisco, Los Angeles or in most of the major cities in California, the answer is a resounding “yes.” If you’re in a rural area, or even many suburban areas, you’ll have fewer options.