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Vendor Guidelines (Oakland Location Only)

Harborside Health Center exclusively accepts medicine from legally qualified patients who are cultivating in accordance with California law and have signed our collective cultivation agreement.

We have the highest standards for medical cannabis; please do not be discouraged if you do not sell us your medicine the first time. Many people try several times before succeeding, please keep coming back.

As a purchasing department in an ever-changing market, we choose not to suggest specific strains to grow. By the time you get the genetics, flower, cut, and cure, you may be looking at a very different market.

Purchasing Hours

Tue - Fri: 11am-2:45pm and 4pm-5pm
Saturday: 1-5pm
New Vendors welcome anytime during Purchasing Hours.

Voucher Payments:

Tue - Fri: 11am-6pm
Saturday: 1-6pm

Clones Purchasing Hours

Open Daily: 1-3pm and 4-6pm

Edibles Purchasing Hours

Tuesday & Thursday: 11am-2:45pm & 4pm-5pm
Saturday: 1pm-5pm

Appointments only:
Wednesday & Friday: 12pm-2:45pm & 4pm-5pm

Basic Product Requirements


  • Minimum 1lb (454gr) per variety. Purchase price is calculated by gram so exact weights are not necessary.
  • Medicine grade is determined by grow style (indoor/outdoor), bud size, trim, cure, potency and overall quality of the medicine.
  • HHC Purchasing accepts medicine of all grades as determined by price. To get the best price, present your highest grade of material (i.e. grade the shake/smalls out).
  • We are less likely to need very common varieties but please view our online menu to see what we typically carry. We are always looking for exotic, unique, new and different varieties.
  • Cash payment in 7-10 days pending mold testing. Material coming in pre-tested through Steep Hill or other well-regarded California labs will have potential consideration for cash payment.


  • Minimum of 50gr for standard material of any type (cold water hash, solvent concentrates), 30gr for boutique material of exceptionally high quality.
  • Kief is not accepted. Material should come in bulk unless branded & pre-packaged (see below).
  • Solvent concentrate producers are highly encouraged to have Residual Solvent Analysis done at Steep Hill Lab before coming to see us. Current acceptable threshold is 500ppm (though most material Harborside Health Center carries is below 200ppm).
  • Branded materials must meet internal Harborside Health Center marketing standards, i.e. no potentially offensive names or imagery.

Edibles, Topicals & Tinctures

  • All edibles, topicals and tinctures must arrive for consideration shelf-ready, and meeting all standards for medical cannabis edible labeling and packaging in the state of California.
  • Additions to these lines are being considered for early 2016.
  • 5-10 samples of your product should be brought with upon visiting, but will only be taken if there is serious consideration. Evaluation period typically takes a month.

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Harborside Health Center

1840 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606

Harborside Health Center

1365 North 10th St
San Jose, CA 95112

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Here at Harborside Health Center, we offer the finest, lab-tested medical cannabis products. Order medical cannabis online or pick up at our dispensary in Oakland or San Jose. Shop the finest quality of medical cannabis including Bruce Banner, Grand Daddy Purple, Deadhead OG, Durban Poison, Green Ribbon OG and more...

We Choose to Not Use the Term "Medical Marijuana"

While you may have heard medical cannabis referred to as medical marijuana, at Harborside we do not use that term. William Randolph Hearst utilized the word marijuana, as did his political allies, to promote harmful stereotypes about both the Mexican and Black populations. Smokers of marijuana were frequently caricatured as crazed and violent black men or lazy, thieving Mexicans.

We use the term medical cannabis rather than medical marijuana because we choose not to associate the positive healing properties of cannabis with the negative, racist undertones of the word marijuana. To use that term would passively support the wrong and hurtful notions of Hearst and his allies, whereas we believe that cannabis is medicine, and is meant for people of all colors and walks of life.

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