The new owners of a Lombard Street building have hired an attorney to explore the possibility of opening the first (legal) medical marijuana dispensary in the Marina. If opened, the store would boost the local economy, providing dispensary jobs as well as a place for people to purchase cannabis products in a safe and legal way. The health benefits of marijuana often make the headlines so it is no surprise that the marijuana industry seems to be thriving. Considering it is quite easy to buy weed online these days (if it is legal where you live), it comes as no surprise to find that this industry continues to grow. Even areas that were considered more niche, like the dab rig scene, are coming to prominence and their specific accessories such as the dab torch are also becoming more popular due to people looking for the best hit.
Since marijuana has been legalized, sales in marijuana products have increased dramatically. The owners already have lots of plans for the marijuana dispensary store, such as introducing custom branded cannabis products to help promote the store.
Having determined that the United Studios of Self-Defense, a martial arts studio a few doors down from the possible dispensary site at 2414 Lombard Street, does not constitute a school or recreation center, San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator has not noted any conflicts with San Francisco’s Planning Code which would prevent the dispensary from opening. As soon as the first store gets permission then many more businessmen will be finding details on specific weed strains to see which would be best to use if they open their own dispensary because the marijuana industry is a very profitable one.
Not noted in the Zoning Administrator’s report, however, is the fact that the dispensary would be right across the street from the old Edward II Inn which is being transformed from a hotel to 24 units of supportive housing for young adults between 18 and 24 transitioning from foster care.