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SF cannabis industry preps for high 4/20 traffic

SF cannabis industry preps for high 4/20 traffic

‘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.

The Curated Guide to Cannabis in the Bay Area: Best Dispensaries, Deliveries, Artisan Edibles + More

The Curated Guide to Cannabis in the Bay Area: Best Dispensaries, Deliveries, Artisan Edibles + More

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.

The Top 10 Dispensaries in San Francisco

The Top 10 Dispensaries in San Francisco

“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.

The 11 Best Marijuana Stores in SF

The 11 Best Marijuana Stores in SF

“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.

Berkeley OKs Third Cannabis Dispensary on Short Stretch of Telegraph, Despite Opposition

Berkeley OKs Third Cannabis Dispensary on Short Stretch of Telegraph, Despite Opposition

“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.

Bay Area Dispensaries Sign Big Deals With Canadian Cannabis Companies

Bay Area Dispensaries Sign Big Deals With Canadian Cannabis Companies

“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.

O Cannabis! Canucks invest in California’s weed

O Cannabis! Canucks invest in California’s weed

“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.

Chem Tales: Apothecarium Acquired!

Chem Tales: Apothecarium Acquired!

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.

Luxury chain of cannabis dispensaries snapped up for $118 million

Luxury chain of cannabis dispensaries snapped up for $118 million

“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.

Breaking news: Apothecarium acquired by Canadian wellness company

Breaking news: Apothecarium acquired by Canadian wellness company

“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.

Cannabis Dispensary Field Trip: Boomers Experience The Apothecarium In San Francisco

Cannabis Dispensary Field Trip: Boomers Experience The Apothecarium In San Francisco

“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.

Most Expensive Legal Pot Product Sold for $11,000 at Las Vegas Weed Dispensary

Most Expensive Legal Pot Product Sold for $11,000 at Las Vegas Weed Dispensary

The Seattle cannagar is made by the company Leira, who developed a partnership to sell their high-end cannabis and pot products in Las Vegas. The company intends to sell less expensive, smaller versions of the cannagars publicly at other Vegas dispensaries including The Apothecarium, ShowGrow, Nevada Made and The Grove. Read the full story here.

Chain Dispensaries Limited to Four S.F. Locations

Chain Dispensaries Limited to Four S.F. Locations

“Right now, the only San Francisco dispensaries with more than one storefront are Harvest (on Geary and off Mission) and the Apothecarium (Marina, Castro, and South of Market). But a look at all of the businesses applying for new dispensary permits shows that some larger companies are applying for as many as five permits.” Read the full story here.