The Apothecarium, a family-owned medical cannabis dispensary has acquired an existing dispensary in
San Francisco’s SOMA district, Igzactly420. The dispensary, which is located at 527 Howard Street
between 1st and 2nd Streets, is The Apothecarium’s third San Francisco dispensary, joining their Castro
and Marina locations. The SOMA location will remain open to patients for several months before
undergoing a complete renovation. The updated look is being created by the same design team as The
Apothecarium’s flagship Castro dispensary -- named the best-designed dispensary in the country by
“We are now offering SOMA patients the same in-depth consultations and personal service we offer in
the Castro and the Marina,” said Ryan Hudson, co-founder and executive director of The Apothecarium.
“Members of The Apothecarium -- and existing Igzactly420 members -- can shop and use their Reward
Points at each of our three San Francisco locations: Castro, Marina and now SOMA.”
The SOMA dispensary first opened in 2011 and was acquired by The Apothecarium in September of
“At The Apothecarium, we pride ourselves on being the dispensary where doctors feel comfortable
sending their patients with serious medical conditions – and where patients feel comfortable bringing
their mother,” said Hudson. “Whether you are dealing with chemotherapy, insomnia or chronic pain –
our patient consultants are trained to help you select the right medicine and dosage for your needs.”
The Apothecarium SOMA is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(415-834-5225 apothecarium.com). The Apothecarium SOMA will accept debit cards at a “cashless
ATM.” The new dispensary is located a short walk from the Montgomery BART Station and is also
convenient to Caltrain.
The new store will be designed by Urban Chalet, the same interior design firm that designed The
Apothecarium’s Marina and Castro dispensaries. The Apothecarium SOMA will feature a mix of
traditional and contemporary design – combining many of the visual elements of the flagship Castro
dispensary with new details unique to the SOMA location. The Apothecarium SOMA is approximately
1,500 square feet.
In addition to providing patients with medical cannabis, The Apothecarium runs significant community
engagement programs, including:
Giving $350,000 in cash donations to community nonprofits since opening in 2011
Offering free support groups to patients, including a women's’ health group and a U.S. Veterans group
Sponsoring educational events open to the public, including classes on cancer and cannabis
Giving regular dispensary tours to physicians and other healthcare professionals
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
About The Apothecarium
The Apothecarium is a family-owned business that is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cannabis
dispensaries, with an emphasis on providing patients with in-depth consultations. The company was
founded by three first cousins and a family friend in 2011. The Apothecarium’s flagship Castro
dispensary was named the best-designed dispensary in the country by Architectural Digest. In 2015 the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared October 1 “Apothecarium Day.” The company operates
three San Francisco dispensaries and one in Las Vegas. The company also has a permit to open another
dispensary in Berkeley, CA. Patients and customers may order their medicine in the dispensaries or
online for pickup or delivery. More information at apothecarium.com