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Medical Cannabis in Bakersfield, California

Bakersfield in California is perhaps one of the less cannabis-friendly, and Kern County & Bakersfield have only recently tarted to open up for recreational sales. Medical cannabis dispensaries are around, but there are fewer recreaional facilities.


Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Bakersfield?


There are several dispensaries that operate in Bakersfield, like the Taft Highway Collective. You can also go online and get your medical marijuana card online here!


Possession limits are the same as elsewhere in California – 1 ounce for recreational, 8 oz. or more with doctor’s permission for medical.


How old do I have to be to purchase cannabis in Bakersfield?


Those who have a medical card and are aged 18 or over may buy from a medical cannabis dispensary in Bakersfield.


How late are dispensaries open in Bakersfield?


Dispensaries are typically open between 10 am and 9 pm in Bakersfield.


Leafwell online medical marijuana clinic in Bakersfield


Address & phone number –

3024 Taft Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93313, USA

(415) 287-5070


Legal nuances of cannabis in Kern & Bakersfield


Kern County voted to ban all commercial cannabis activity, including cultivation. This ban applies to both recreational and commercial activity.

Outdoor growing is strictly forbidden. Patients and recreational users can grow up to their allowed six plants inside only.

Kern County generally restricts cannabis-related businesses, especially those who are recreationally-focused.

MMIC Contact

Department of Public Health

1800 Mount Vernon Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93306

(661) 321-3000

Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm


County Activist Organizations

Kern Citizens for Patient Rights



Things to do in Bakersfield


Like much of California, there are several great hiking and biking trails. In Bakersfield, the Kern River Canyon Parkway Trail is one of them.

Other popular places are the Hart Memorial Park, the Kern County Museum, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace (for Country music fans in particular), The Park at Riverwalk, Fox Theater and the California Living Museum (CALM).

There are some great Italian eateries in Bakersfield, including Luigi’s Restaurant & Delicatessen and Uricchio’s Trattoria. Fresco Mexican Grill, 24th Street Cafe, Nuestro Mexican Restaurant, Bootleggers, Wool Growers, Hodel’s Country Dining, La Costa Mariscos and the Hungry Hunter Steak House.


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From only $49, get your appointment scheduled with a certified physican close to you and get approved for medical marijuana.

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