Six cannabis dispensaries in San Francisco started legally selling adult-use marijuana on Saturday, the first day allowed under city law and almost a week after it became legal across the state and stores were open for business in Oakland and San Jose.
By 9 a.m. on Saturday, about two dozen customers had formed a line outside of The Apothecarium, a cannabis dispensary based in San Francisco’s Castro District.
Troy Brunet was one of the first customers in line today. He's been a regular customer of The Apothecarium when it was a medical cannabis dispensary, but this time, he didn’t have to show his medical marijuana card.
“I came out here this morning to support and celebrate the fact that The Apothecarium received its permit,” Brunet said.
In addition to The Apothecarium, five other shops were able to start selling adult-use marijuana on Saturday:
- The Green Cross, 4218 Mission St.
- Releaf Herbal Cooperative, 1284 Mission St.
- Harvest on Geary, 4811 Geary Blvd.
- Grass Roots, 1077 Post St.
- Medthrive, 1933 Mission St.
The Apothecarium spokesman Eliot Dobris says it was a bit of scramble to get the shop ready for new customers this morning.