Kyle Shaughnessy is the Sales and Education Coordinator at The Apothecarium in San Francisco. He was first introduced to cannabis in graduate school, and immediately noticed a shift in his attitude and anxiety. “I was pleasantly surprised to discover how it alleviated my dyslalia, a speech disorder I’ve suffered from my entire life, which manifests in a hesitation, or stutter. Read the full story here!
‘Tomorrow's 4/20 will probably be the busiest day we've ever had here at the Apothecarium’ said Eliot Dobris a spokesperson for the dispensary. ‘It's on the weekend, it's fully legal in the state of California, so we are expecting a lot of people to turn out.’ Read the full story here.
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From the chandelier to the art gallery to the carefully selected furniture and exquisite detailing, The Apothecarium's palatial flagship location (2029 Market St, Upper Market) sets the style bar high and is the standard by which other dispensaries are judged—including its satellite locations in the Marina (2414 Lombard St.) and SoMa (527 Howard St.). Read the full story here.
“Not to be outdone, the Apothecarium's three locations in the city will have a sale on both Friday and Saturday.” Read the full story here.
“The three Apothecariums sprinkled throughout the city represent the high-end future of cannabis. Each one recalls the lobby of a stylish, boutique hotel or extremely fancy dermatology office. The Castro location even won Architectural Digest’s award for best cannabis space in the country. If you’re looking for 1-1 consultations with a knowledgeable budtender in a location that makes you feel like stoner royalty, this is your jam. Not only do they offer impeccable service, but the organization is committed to community engagement -- it hosts education events for healthcare professionals and medical patients and has donated more than $350,000 to local nonprofits since 2011.” Read the full story here.
“Ryan Hudson, co-founder and chief executive officer of The Apothecarium, envisioned a better dispensary experience. “Years ago, I was standing in line at a dispensary, waiting behind a woman my grandmother’s age,” he said. “Like me, she was there for a serious medical issue. But the people working there were unable to provide her the information she needed. That was my ‘lightbulb moment’—when I decided to create a dispensary where she could find quality cannabis in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment and also get the information and support she needed to use it safely and effectively.”
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“The days of shady doctors prescribing medical marijuana cards for stubbed toes or back pain are happily over in San Francisco. You can now walk into a cannabis store that looks like Sickbay on the Star Trek Enterprise simply by being over 21 and providing valid ID.” Read the full story here.
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“Berkeley officials have given the green light to cannabis retailer The Apothecarium to set up shop on Telegraph Avenue. At a packed City Council meeting Tuesday evening, dozens of citizens weighed in over several hours on whether the city should grant its approval for the company to locate its fifth outlet near the UC Berkeley campus.” Read the full story here.
“Two Bay Area cannabis dispensaries announced big deals this week with publicly traded Canadian marijuana companies. The Apothecarium, which operates three popular dispensaries in San Francisco and one in Las Vegas, accepted an offer of $118 million in cash and stock from TerrAscend, a cannabis company in Toronto.” Read or listen to the full story here.
“This week two major businesses – Oakland’s Harborside and San Francisco’s Apothecarium – announced deals with Canadian investors whose government considers cannabis as legit as Tim Hortons coffee.” Read the full story here.
“Hudson – who will remain The Apothecarium’s CEO – is the latest in a slew of California marijuana executives who’ve sold out to Canadian companies or struck some form of partnership.” Read the full story here.
“Separately, the Apothecarium of San Francisco, which operates three dispensaries in the city and one in Las Vegas, agreed to sell itself for $118 million in cash and stock to TerrAscend, a Toronto cannabis producer licensed in Canada and some U.S. states.” Read the full story here.
On Tuesday, The Apothecarium — one of the Bay Area’s most venerable dispensaries — announced that Toronto biopharmaceutical and wellness company TerraAscend will buy it. In a statement, Apothecarium’s Chief Marketing Officer Eliot Dobris noted that $118 million deal will lay the groundwork for additional locations around the country. Read the full story here.
“The Apothecarium, one of the country's leading cannabis dispensaries, will be snapped up by TerrAscend in a deal that includes the chain's three Bay Area locations, a cultivation and edible manufacturing facility in Nevada, as well as edible product line Valhalla Confections. The Toronto-based biopharmaceutical and wellness company will pay $73.7 million in cash and TerrAscend voting shares worth about $44.7 million.” Read the full story here.
“Canadian marijuana firm TerrAscend announced it will acquire California-based The Apothecarium in a deal worth more than $118 million (157 million Canadian dollars).” Read the full story here.
“The swanky San Francisco-based cannabis dispensary the Apothecarium has entered into an agreement to be acquired by a publicly traded Canadian corporation, making the dispensary's 200-plus employees among the first local industry workers to benefit from the corporate takeover of the cannabis industry.” Read the full story here.
“For my first dispensary field trip, it felt fitting to start in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood, not far from where legendary activist Dennis Peron established the first cannabis dispensary in the 1990s at the height of the AIDs epidemic. From the window of The Apothecarium’s flagship store on Market Street, I could see the building where Peron allegedly drafted Proposition 215, the Compassionate Care Act, which ushered marijuana to its current legalized status in the State of California, through the medical back door.” Read the full story here.