Giant clouds of molecular gas compose a significant portion of the Milky Way’s star-forming structure. Dendrograms of CO emission maps allow us to create detailed catalogues of these clouds. By combining the output of these dendrograms and accurate distances to these objects, we can determine the sizes, luminosities and masses of the clouds. While recent work has produced a catalogue of intrinsic cloud properties by inferring the clouds’ distances from galactic rotation curves, this method is not successful in resolving distances to clouds near the local standard of rest, whose peculiar velocities dominate the relative galactic kinematic velocity. Here I determine the mass spectrum of local giant molecular clouds by manually connecting recent photometric distance estimates to 31 local cloud features in a dendrogram of CO emission. Thought the data are not plentiful enough to generate a statistically robust result, I find a power law index of γ = 1.70 ± 0.01, which is consistent with prior estimates in the outer galaxy. Furthermore, I validate an existing, galaxy-wide catalogue of clouds both by placing the intrinsic properties of these local clouds in the context of the catalogue and by demonstrating that the apparent mass-distance bias is consistent with theoretical resolution limits. Beyond producing a catalogue of masses for the major local clouds, these findings also demonstrate a correspondence between multiple methods of identifying structural features in a dendrogram: one using a position-velocity map and the other using discrete distance data. l = g h