Tag Archives: medical marijuana

To survive, SF Mission bar will transform into pot club

The Latino-centric bar Coronitas Bar and Grill, located where the Mission meets Bernal Heights, is in the process of trading in its liquor license for a medical marijuana permit in what it says is a bid to stay relevant in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. “At this point, it’s unprofitable for us to continue with [Coronitas],” said owner Jorge Esparza, who...

Weed Dispensary Finds Refuge in a Former Gun Store

For some 63 years, 3185 Mission St. was home to San Francisco’s last remaining gun shop but pending approval by San Francisco’s Planning Commission, the empty space will reopen as a medical marijuana dispensary in the coming months.   The gun shop closed in October 2015 after its owner refused to comply with increasingly tough city regulations. “It seems pretty...

Mission Marijuana Dispensary Reopens

Shambhala Healing Center on Mission Street is open again, reports NBC News. The dispensary shut down this past summer after receiving a warning letter from the local U.S. Attorney. “The dispensary shut down so that the landlord would not risk losing his building, according to the SF Weekly,” the article reports. It seems that the climate for medical marijuana is a...

SoMa Marijuana Dispensary HopeNet Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From Feds

It survived a raid by the DEA in 2005, and now it looks like HopeNet, a medical marijuana dispensary in SoMa, will try to survive an attack from U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag. Haag sent HopeNet, at 223 9th St. between Howard and Folsom streets, a cease-and-desist letter, according to a post on the dispensary’s website. An employee at the shop...

Holiday Shows, Dirt, Bubbles, y Más!

It’s official, holiday season is in full swing! The city is teeming with bubbles, baubles, bunnies and elves.  Check out the events listing below, as well as SFKids’ copious holiday events flyer and best bets of this week. Kids re-enact the first Thanksgiving on video, in a more accurate portrayal of race relations, warm fuzzies and all. Nancy López reports...