SAN FRANCISCO, October 15, 2018 -- The Apothecarium , a family-owned cannabis dispensary, has

reopened its SOMA dispensary at 527 Howard Street (at 1st Street) in San Francisco’s Financial District.

The completely redesigned space was created by the same design team as The Apothecarium’s flagship

Castro dispensary -- named the best-designed dispensary in the country by Architectural Digest . The

dispensary is celebrating this milestone with discounts on four popular women-owned cannabis brands:

Kikoko, Kind Medicine, Mellows and Whoopi & Maya.

“We aimed to build a dispensary where you can be proud to bring your mom,” said Ryan Hudson,

co-founder and CEO of The Apothecarium. “Our goal is to put first-time visitors at ease with a beautiful

atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. We’re excited to offer four days of discounts on four

popular women-owned brands -- that’s one way we want to support women in the cannabis industry.”

To celebrate the new dispensary, The Apothecarium SOMA will offer the following discounts on

women-owned brands:

  • 20% off Kind Meds - Tues Oct 16th

  • 20% off Kikoko - Weds Oct 17th

  • 20% off Mellows - Thurs Oct 18th

  • 20% off Whoopi & Maya - Fri Oct 19th

Discounts are good for in-person orders at The Apothecarium SOMA only and may not be combined

with other offers. Simply ask for the discount at checkout.

The Apothecarium SOMA features 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

dispensary is approximately 1,900 square feet. It first opened in 2011 as Igzactly420 and was acquired by

The Apothecarium in September of 2017. The dispensary closed for renovations in June of this year.

“At The Apothecarium, we pride ourselves on being the dispensary where doctors feel comfortable

sending their patients with serious medical conditions,” said Hudson. “Whether you are dealing with a

chronic condition or just looking to relax – our cannabis consultants are trained to help you select the

right product 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.

(415-741-0741 The Apothecarium SOMA will accept cash and debit cards. The new

dispensary is located a short walk from the Montgomery BART Station.

The store was designed by Urban Chalet, the same interior design firm that designed The

Apothecarium’s Marina and Castro dispensaries. Vincent Gonzaga served as architect.

In addition to providing cannabis, The Apothecarium runs significant community engagement programs,


Providing free Cannabis Education classes every Thursday evening at The Apothecarium Castro

Giving $350,000 in cash donations to community nonprofits since opening in 2011

  • Offering a U.S. Veterans discussion and support group

  • Giving regular dispensary tours to physicians and other healthcare professionals

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 education via in-depth one-on-one consultations. The company was

founded by three first cousins and two family friends 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.

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