Patient Consultant Stories: Yazzy

Patient Consultant Stories: Yazzy

"Every two weeks, like clockwork, I see a patient I'll call 'Renee.' When I first met her, she had a fairly severe case of social anxiety. She was missing her kids practices and performances -- and the resulting isolation…”

Featured Artist: Barbara Pollak-Lewis

Her current work explores difficult emotions, such as pain and sadness. She uses a muted palette with a vibrant background for maximum impact. Ms. Pollak-Lewis’ current cody of work explores the concepts of RAGE in response to our shared human experience during this time.

Patient Consultant Stories: Alex

Patient Consultant Stories: Alex

"I love getting to use my Spanish with our patients. A few weeks back I helped an older gentleman who came in because he was having trouble sleeping. He didn't speak any English…”

Patient Consultant Stories: Kyle

Patient Consultant Stories: Kyle

"A couple months ago I was helping a patient who hadn't used cannabis since college. She was scheduled for knee surgery and really wanted to avoid taking any opioids. She wanted to try cannabis before her surgery…”

Father's Day 2019

Father's Day 2019

Treat Dad to a hole-in-one hitter & bent grass ball stash!

Windows for Harvey 2019

Windows for Harvey 2019

Windows for Harvey is a neighborhood-wide celebration honoring Harvey Milk around the time of his birthday on May 22. Participating neighborhood merchants and artist-designers will create installations inspired by Harvey and his legacy.

Featured Artist: Joe Ziegler

Featured Artist: Joe Ziegler

Come check out our featured artist, Joe Ziegler, during the Castro Art Walk May 2nd from 6-8PM at our Market Street location.

April 20th - #APOTH420 DEALS

April 20th - #APOTH420 DEALS

Join us for #Apoth420. We’ll have deals running for both April 19th & April 20th all day, so make sure to stop by!

Patient Consultant Stories: Nik

Patient Consultant Stories: Nik

“Even though cannabis is legal in California, lots of our members are looking for discrete ways to use it. A few months back I helped a middle aged woman who is also a mother. She was looking for something…”

Valhalla Voluntary Product Recall (CA Only)

Valhalla is voluntarily recalling a single batch of Tangerine Sativa Gummies produced and sold in California, batch number 1-0543, due to the possible presence of visible mold.

Featured Artist This Month: Danyol Leon

Featured Artist This Month: Danyol Leon

“Now showing in our Castro Dispensary Gallery: Pocho by Danyol Leon. Danyol, who is both an artist and one of our Patient Consultants, creates works of art inspired by his Latinx heritage ‘utilizing Mexican foods as canvases - a visceral attempt to reconnect with the ways of my family. All food items were purchased at local, Latinx owned grocery stores in the Mission.’”

Patient Consultant Stories: Bethany

Patient Consultant Stories: Bethany

“I’ve sold cannabis to two of my SF State professors since I started working at The Apothecarium a year ago. It was definitely a bit of a surprise…”

Patient Consultant Stories: Sara

Patient Consultant Stories: Sara

Dorothy Parker famously joked that the two most beautiful words in the English language are “check enclosed.” But today, we’ve got a much, much better word: “REMISSION.” Sara Payan came to The Apothecarium as a stage III colon cancer patient…”

Featured Artist This Month: Joe Ziegler

Featured Artist This Month: Joe Ziegler

For Black History Month we are exhibiting artist, Joe Ziegler, who emphasizes the cultural and historic importance of black contributors, with intent to encourage further research and engage respectful dialogue regarding our culture’s collective history through their art. We will be displaying these works on the walls of our Marina dispensary from Feb 1st to March 28th.

Patient Consultant Stories: Peter

Patient Consultant Stories: Peter

“Some of our older patients still can’t quite believe they can purchase cannabis legally. I helped an older woman recently who told me what it was like to smoke cannabis back in the 60’s in Greenwich Village. ‘Just finding a dealer was a challenge…”

An Interview with Sara Payan, Our Public Education Officer

An Interview with Sara Payan, Our Public Education Officer

Sara Payan came to The Apothecarium as a stage III colon cancer patient while she was in the midst of chemotherapy. She ended up becoming part of our family -- as a Senior Patient Consultant and our Public Education Officer.

Now in remission -- Sara has helped thousands of patients from behind the counter of The Apothecarium and through her classes, speeches and outreach to health care providers.