The Apothecarium may be the first cannabis brand to run afoul of the city's restrictions on chain stores. For now, the dispensary is the first marijuana business to enter what used to be forbidden territory, a last frontier: the Marina.
Recreational cannabis is legal in California, where it's (technically) illegal to smoke outside. But what about where people are already smoking cigarettes? Here are some public places where cannabis use is, if not openly accepted, at least tolerated. Sometimes, that's all you can hope for.
Working person, homeboy, hipster, Muni-rider: You all use cannabis, you all buy cannabis, and on a stretch of Mission Street between Cesar Chavez and the Daly City border, a few minutes apart from one another, there's a dispensary that embodies you.