Winner: Planet K
Multiple locations, planetktexas.com
How much easier would marketing be for Planet K if they operated in one of the eight American states where recreational marijuana was legal? Water pipes could actually be called bongs; note holders could be roach clips; pollen could be kief; its "End Hemp Prohibition" campaign could change to a "Make Weed Fucking Legal Already" campaign; and not everything would need to be referred to as a "piece." Still, despite the necessarily camouflaged terminology, employees at the six Planet K locations in San Antonio are total professionals and can help anyone who walks into their establishment — from veteran vapers to reefer rookies. The stores carry a wide variety of items like cigarettes, cigars, vaporizers, novelty merchandise, books, magazines, calendars, erotica and products made from CBD (cannabidiol, a cannabis compound). They also sell molds to create your own water pipes and even Ouija boards, although we're not sure why anyone would want to mix ghosts and ganja, unless you're pretty tight with Scooby-Doo.
2. Hazel Sky Smoke Shop
3. Mellow Monkey
2286 Bandera Road