(California) Pot Shop Profile: Harborside

Harborside in san jose and oakland offer great service and marijuana selection.

A medical cannabis dispensary and wellness center, Harborside is a nonprofit organization located in California. Locations are available in San Jose and Oakland. It is well-known as the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the United States with over 200,000 patients. It is a pioneering facility that was the first to not only assist vets and elderly people who require medical marijuana, but they were also the first to truly support children with illnesses that could benefit from medical marijuana, including those with Dravet Syndrome. 

Steve DeAngelo, who founded Harborside in 2006, is also the founder of Steep Hill Labs, the first marijuana testing lab in the nation. The mission of Harborside is “to help build a world that lives by the values that cannabis teaches us.” The company exists within several tenants, such as “Kindness over cruelty,” “Change over status quo,” and “Generosity over greed.” According to the New York Times, “Harborside, a nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary with locations in Oakland and San Jose, California, is looked upon as a model of how others could operate." Harborside even delivers to patients in the local vicinity. 


Like many dispensaries, Harborside offers a huge online menu for consumers to choose from. It’s always a good idea to call to ensure that the strain or product that you are interested in is in stock by calling before visiting Haborside, but some of the strains you might expect to find there include Indica hybrids like Barry White and Banjo SG, Sativa hybrids like Frankenstein OG and Chem Fruit, and CBD varieties like Lemon Remedy and Durban Cookies. Products are Sun Grown, Clean Green Certified and CBD-rich. 

Some of the concentrates that are likely in stock include Ganesh Wafers, Bubbleman, Golden Drop and Banana Pie. Edibles available from Harborside range from chocolates to baked goods like brownies and cookies to candies. The shop carries THC coffee, cheesecake, egg nog, mango lassi and many other delectable treats as well. Need a new cartridge? Try varieties like Trainwreck, Skywalker, and Black Lime Reserve. 

Each shop also features a variety of specials at any given time, such as chewy edibles for just $5. Check the website or call in advance to check on any available specials.


Unlike many other dispensaries, Harborside focuses on a membership program that fosters community and service. Through the membership program, individuals may have their purchases delivered for free, participate in free on-site holistic health services like reiki, yoga and meditation, and pick up orders that they order online from home if they prefer. Members must have a doctor’s recommendation and be citizens of the state of California. Seniors may also obtain a 15% discount off of products available.


Harborside Oakland:

1840 Embarcadero

Oakland, CA 94606

10am - 8pm daily

(888) 994-2726 x3

Harborside San Jose:

1365 North 10th St

San Jose, CA 95112

10am - 8pm daily

(888) 994-2726 x4

For contacting the company only:

Hours: 10am - 6:30pm, 7 days/week

(888) 994-2726 

(888) 99Harborside