The first and only dispensary to buy weed SF you’ll find around Shakedown Street is right at home in this hippie soul neighborhood. Berner’s on Haight is a local collaboration from Shawn Richard, a Cannabis Equity Program partner who was greatly affected by the War on Drugs, and Berner, aka Gilbert Milam, a Galileo High School dropout who made his bones in the cannabis industry in the 1990s working at SF’s Hemp Center medicinal cannabis dispensary. The dispensary has more than 60 strains of flower on offer including Berner’s signature Cookies line, as well as a menu of drinks, edibles, tinctures, vapes, and prerolls.
California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana use in 1996 via Proposition 215. It wasn’t until 2016, however, through Proposition 64, that recreational marijuana use became legal. Proposition 215 opened the proverbial door for the United States, and today, weed is legally available to most of the country.
Medical marijuana cardholders 18 and over and recreational marijuana users 21 and over can find state-approved dispensaries in major cities like Lost Angeles and San Francisco. While it’s legal to use cannabis in The Golden State, how do the laws pertain to possession, use, and distribution in San Francisco? Is it legal to smoke weed in public? Can you share it with your friends? What about growing your own?
In the following information, we’ll explore the ins and outs of San Francisco cannabis laws because the more you know, the less likely you’ll find yourself on the wrong side of the law.