Modesto Makes the List: “Best Cities to Get Stoned”

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Welcome to Modesto, California, a city that recently ranked as one of the “Best Cities to Get Stoned.” Yes, that’s a thing! Just in time for the high/rolly holiday – 4/20 – we made the list just behind Salem, OR, and beat out Oakland, CA. So what makes a city a great place to bake? We wondered the same thing. We know and love the canna-culture Modesto has to offer, but we wanted to dig deeper and explore the specifics of what put us at No. 15 in the United States. [1] (And yes, we called our parents to gush.) The ranking is about as scientific as you can get without setting foot in a lab: They analyzed a sample of the 200 largest U.S. cities (eliminating 95 based on recreational marijuana legality), which resulted in a final sample of 105 cities, excluding those from Maine, Montana, and Vermont due to population size. Read on to find out more about what makes our beautiful city one of the best places to get stoned!

Are you a fan of lighting up in Modesto? Stop by Medallion Wellness at 4213 McHenry Ave. Suite E or 1313 McHenry Ave. or call (888) 354-0139 for all the cannabis supplies you’ll need to explore Modesto. Elsewhere in CA? We are, too. Visit us in Merced or Waterford for top-shelf flower, pre-roll, edibles, and an enviable vegan selection. And make sure to read up on the latest news from the Cali cannabis scene on our blog.

Access to Cannabis in Modesto

According to the city rankings, access boils down to a few things that, just like the cannabis flower, are pretty cut and dry. Modesto scored high at 16th out of 105 cities.  

  • Modesto has got you covered with a solid concentration of recreational dispensaries per square mile. Though, if we’re honest, none compare to Medallion Wellness
  • The city is buzzing with cannabis collectives, creating a sense of canna-community and canna-camaraderie. Whether you’re an enthusiast or a medical cannabis user, these collectives offer a welcoming space to connect and access cannabis resources.
  • You won’t have to go far in Modesto to find a head shop. The city is sprinkled with spots where you can score smoking accessories, vaporizers, and all the essentials for your cannabis experience.
  • When it comes to growing your own cannabis at home, Modesto follows the chill vibes of California state law. As long as you stick within the limits defined by regulations, you’re free to cultivate your stash for personal use.
  • While there is a maximum number of plants allowed for home personal cultivation (6), it’s all about finding that perfect balance between enjoying your homegrown goodness and respecting the guidelines. [2]

Satisfied Cannabis Consumers in Modesto, CA

In Modesto, California, cannabis consumers are finding their bliss and being vocal about it. Customers are satisfied with all Medallion Wellness has to offer ranking us 16th out of 105. Okay, the rating is based on the city, but just check out our reviews

From our diverse range of products to our welcoming atmosphere, we represent why consumers say Modesto has become a haven for those seeking a positive cannabis experience. So what do customers want in a dispensary experience?

Product Selection

One reason our customers love us is our incredible range of products. No two strains are alike, and each customer has their favorite, so if we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, our awesome budtenders can help you find a replacement that may become your new favorite. We offer:

  • Seeds for at-home cultivation
  • Flowers
  • Pre-rolls
  • Edibles
  • Concentrates & tinctures
  • Topicals
  • Cartridges
  • Infused pre-rolls
  • Capsules

However you consume, we’ve got your back!

Friendly Cannabis Staff in Modesto

But it’s not just about the products – it’s the entire experience that sets us apart. As soon as you step into our welcoming atmosphere, you’ll be greeted by our fun, knowledgeable, and friendly staff who are passionate about cannabis and dedicated to ensuring you have a positive and personalized experience. We take the time to listen to what you need and we never tire of talking cannabis! We believe that customer satisfaction is about more than just selling products – it’s about building relationships and creating a sense of community. We foster an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone feels comfortable and respected!

Convenient Cannabis Delivery in Modesto, CA

Convenience is at the heart of what we do at our Modesto locations. Hey, our customers lead busy lives so we’re here to make access to cannabis as easy and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we’ve gone the extra mile to provide multiple convenient options to meet your needs, helping our city to secure the 47th spot (tied with Oxnard) out of 105.

Weed Delivery in Modesto

Location should never be a barrier to accessing top-quality cannabis. That’s why we’ve expanded our delivery area to accommodate as many enthusiasts as possible. So, sit back, relax, and let us handle the journey from our store to your door. Wherever you are in our extensive delivery range, count on us to drop off your favorite products seven days a week to elevate your cannabis experience. Our delivery range spans from Pleasanton (west) to Sonora (east), and from Lodi (north) to Northern Fresno (south).

Cannabis Curbside Pickup in Modesto

For the middle ground between in-store browsing and doorstep delivery, we offer our customers curbside pickup. Just order online, bring some cash, and we’ll do the rest. How convenient!

Weed Lounges in Modesto

Fifteen of the 105 cities on the list tied for 49th place along with Modesto in the category of lounging. The guidelines for ranking in this category are how many local accommodations are weed-friendly, how many bud & breakfast establishments exist, and the number of cannabis lounges in the city. Interested in learning more? We’ve got recommendations that are up-to-date and curated so you get the best bang for your buck. Call (209) 222-3110 to reach our friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Munchies in Modesto

When it comes to satisfying those post-smoke cravings, Modesto has you covered with a variety of options that will appease even the most discerning smoker’s palate. In fact, Modesto proudly holds the 23rd spot on the list for fast food and cheese lovers – two categories that are undeniably effective at satisfying those munchies.

Fast food aficionados will delight in the diverse selection of quick and convenient options available throughout the city. If you’re in the mood for a classic burger and fries, a mouthwatering slice of pizza, or a tantalizing taco, Modesto’s fast food scene has something for everyone.

Fast Food in Modesto

  • Grab a burger, fries, and root beer float from A&W
  • Weinerschnitzel Day is September 9th, but you don’t have to wait to get yourself a yummy snack here
  • Quench your dry mouth with Sonic’s Ocean Water and the best ice, right?

Local Modesto Eats

  • Is Botanero209 Mexican Munchies our choice for Mexican food because it has the word “munchies” in the title, or because of their Mexican Street Corn in a cup? Does it really matter? This place slaps.
  • Vegans will flip over TNK Vegan Cafe. Grab a steamed bun or cream cheese puffs on their gorgeous outdoor patio.
  • If you’re in the mood for pizza and chill vibes, head over to Michael’s Pizza Bar and Grill. It’s a grill…it’s chill… it’s a chill grill.

Cheese in Modesto

But let’s not forget about the cheese lovers out there! Modesto takes pride in its cheese offerings and has earned its place as a destination for those seeking cheesy delights. In fact, one of the oldest cheese farms in the state is in the Modesto city limits. Shop an incredible selection of fromage at Fiscalini Farmstead. Tell them we sent you!

Modesto: A Cannabis Paradise

Modesto, CA, stands as a true cannabis utopia for enthusiasts from near and far. And Medallion Wellness, with our friendly staff, diverse offerings, convenient access, and supportive community, has helped Modesto has cemented its reputation as a destination that caters to the needs and desires of weed lovers.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you visit our city with cannabis on the itinerary:

  • In Modesto, the legal age for recreational cannabis use is 21 years old. (18 for medicinal use.) [1] Make sure to bring a valid government-issued ID to verify your age when visiting our dispensary or consuming cannabis products.
  • While cannabis consumption is legal in Modesto, it’s important to know where you can partake legally. Public consumption is generally prohibited, and it’s best to consume cannabis in private spaces such as residences or designated consumption areas. Be mindful of others and respect the rules set by the establishments you visit.
  • It’s important to plan your consumption responsibly and never operate a vehicle while impaired. Opt for alternative transportation options like StanRTA or call for rideshare.
  • Modesto adheres to the state of California’s possession limits for cannabis. For recreational use, adults are allowed to possess up to one ounce (28.5 grams) of cannabis flower or eight grams of cannabis concentrate. [3]

Always remember to consume responsibly, respect the rules and guidelines, and be considerate of others in the community. By doing so, you can fully enjoy the cannabis paradise that Modesto (number 15 out of 105!) has become while staying on the right side of the law.

How Much Does Weed Cost In Modesto?

Whether you’re looking to pick up an old stand-by or dip your toe into new waters, we are ready to deliver… curbside… or in-store. Take a look at our menu, call (209) 222-3110 with questions, or stop by one of our two Modesto locations to find out what your favorite products will cost you. See you soon in one of America’s best cities to get stoned, Modesto, CA!


  1. 2023’s Best Cities to Get Stoned – LawnStarter Ranking. Lawnstarter. Published April 17, 2023. Accessed June 8, 2023.
  2. Dept. of Cannabis Control California. What’s legal. Department of Cannabis Control. Published 2023.
  3. NORML. California Laws and Penalties. NORML.
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