The Castro Cannabis Dispensary
12 PM – 8 PM
258 Noe Street
San Francisco, California 94114
Our mission at Flore goes beyond top-quality cannabis. Our business is rooted in compassion, and our home base of San Francisco has played a pivotal role in shaping cannabis legislation. In 1991, San Francisco residents approved Proposition P in support of the medical use of cannabis. In 1992, a bill was passed that allowed for the distribution and purchase of medical cannabis throughout the city, culminating in the first public cannabis dispensary, The San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club, which opened in 1994. Just two years later, in 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis. In the same year, the founder of Flore Dispensary, Terrance Alan, opened one of the first Prop 215 medical cannabis dispensaries in Castro called CHAMP. Now decades later, Prop 64 allowed for the opening of Flore Dispensary.
There’s so much to see and do in our beloved city – cannabis history is just one of the many facets. From the funky streets of The Castro to the modern, soaring lofts of SoMa and Latino roots and old-school taquerias of the Mission District, there’s a reason SF was named one of the “world’s best cities.” Sites like the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the scenic, winding Lombard Street and the emblematic corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets have become synonymous with San Francisco’s allure in popular culture. Visitors to The Castro District can stop at Flore Dispensary before they embark on their explorations of this deeply cultural and colorful world-famous LGBTQ+ hub.
Quality Cannabis Products Curated By Those Who Care
At Flore, our vision is to create a dispensary that serves our San Francisco community the best quality weed that Northern California has to offer. This is why we’ve partnered with master legacy growers and family farms with decades of experience from the Emerald Triangle and who are using regenerative farming techniques to ensure that we’re supporting our region while also supporting the health of our planet. Another part of our store and mission is to provide our guests with friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff who encourage a comfortable buying experience. Our highly trained cannabis consultants are there to answer and discuss any questions and concerns you may have.
Shop the Best Weed in California
At Flore, you’ll find some of the best weed in the world, no matter your desired consumption path — it’s all top-shelf. We work with farms with decades of experience out of the famed Humboldt County, California. Our flower starts at $18 per gram and varies based on location and quantity. We take pride in curating the best selection of weed products. Our wide array of items suits every customer — including international guests! If cannabis flower isn’t the only thing you’re looking for in-store pickup, our staff will walk you through our concentrates, edibles, vapes, pre-rolls, and topicals. We also stock some of the best products that reflect the latest trends in the industry, like THC-infused beverages.
For those searching for alternatives to THC, Flore carries a variety of CBD products, including concentrates, drinks, edibles, flower, pre-rolls and more. We also provide CBD wellness products, pet products and a collection of accessories. No matter what you’re looking for, you can count on Flore to provide the best quality cannabis products offered in California!
We Love The Castro
Flore Dispensary has always dreamt of serving The Castro, and now we’re pleased to call it our home base. Our heart and soul are in San Francisco, and we are proud to serve The Castro community with some of the best weed in Northern California. Our dispensary in The Castro is overlooked by the Twin Peaks of Eureka Valley and nestled between the famed Haight-Ashbury and buzzing Mission District. It’s a neighborhood filled with love, advocacy, and important LGBTQ+ history. If you’re going to explore The Castro, stop by Flore Dispensary!
Attractions in the Castro
The Castro is brimming with history – it’s been a home and haven for the gay community since the 1940s and has played a huge role in advocacy and activism for LGBTQ+ rights. In fact, our founder, Terrance Alan, has been personally involved in work helping the gay community, including those suffering from AIDS, since the 1980s. As a legacy dispensary owner in San Francisco, opening Flore in The Castro is a means to honor his work and dedication to providing compassionate cannabis care to those in need.
The Castro is culturally significant to both the city of San Francisco and the gay community worldwide, so a leisurely stroll down the Rainbow Honor Walk is a great place to start your tour. The walk guides visitors along several blocks of more than 30 plaques for LGBTQ+ rights pioneers who have made a significant impact in history. Or visit the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society. Founded in 1985, the foundation is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. These locations are a great opportunity to educate yourself on the meaningful history of the neighborhood while also enjoying the sites and sounds of the city.
If you’re interested to learn even more about The Castro’s strong connection to the LGBTQ+ community, visit the Harvey Milk Photo Center. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected government official in California before he was assassinated in 1978, along with then-mayor George Moscone, by fellow supervisor Dan White. The photo center is dedicated to Milk and intends to honor him for his lifelong passion of photography. The center is the “oldest and largest community wet darkroom in the United States,” offering visitors the chance to view exhibitions of work by prominent photographers, as well as the chance to take a class or join a lecture.
Another top location is the Castro Theatre. It’s been officially designated a San Francisco Historic Landmark, and that’s not only for its Art Deco opulence. Since 1922, the theatre and its neon sign have become a symbol of the neighborhood. The theatre is the only single-screen movie house in the city and is known for hosting several movie premiers and film festivals throughout the year. These days, you can experience everything from an eclectic art film to a fun and light-hearted sing-along. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a high-quality edible from our dispensary and brace yourself for a night of singing your heart out.
Visit Our Castro Dispensary Today!
At Flore, we want to contribute to our neighborhood’s cannabis history, which is why we held an international competition to find the best mural design to display on the exterior of our building. Dave Van Patten’s design tells the story of compassionate cannabis in San Francisco, where Humboldt farmers would donate a percentage of their crop to CHAMP or other cannabis co-ops, allowing patients in need to receive cannabis for free or at low costs. The mural has been named the first stop on The Cannabis Trail, which honors the pioneers, places and significant historical moments that paved the way for the legal cannabis access we have today.
Whether you’re just visiting San Francisco or you’re a born and raised local, a trip to The Castro is filled with sites and scenery to be enjoyed and experienced. There’s nothing quite like the pairing of the highest quality medical and recreational cannabis in Northern California and a pleasant and educational exploration of the most famous LGBTQ+ neighborhood in America – The Castro. At Flore, we’re happy to be your guide.
Where is Flore Dispensary located?
Flore Dispensary is located in the vibrant and historical Castro neighborhood in San Francisco, California. You can find us right off Market Street in the city, an area with plenty of restaurants, shops and museums to visit after your trip to Flore Dispensary.
258 Noe Street
San Francisco, California
What makes Flore Dispensary different?
We’re a sungrown-forward dispensary selling the best Humboldt weed there is. Our store’s brand, Flore Cannabis, focuses on providing our Castro community with the sungrown cannabis harvest by legacy, small-batch farms in Humboldt County. We partner with multigenerational farms which not only grow the highest quality sungrown cannabis you can smoke, but do so using regenerative farming practices that give back to the land that’s been so central to this area of the world for decades.
Not only is our mission rooted in opening people’s eyes to the quality of sungrown cannabis, but we aim to provide a shopping experience that makes you feel like you’re entering the redwoods of Humboldt County, with friendly service you can count on.
Can I use a debit card at Flore Dispensary?
Yes, we accept debit cards and credit cards. We also accept cash and have an ATM available inside the dispensary.
Where am I legally allowed to smoke weed in Castro?
California state law prohibits cannabis smoking in public but you can smoke on private property.
Do I need to be a certain age to consume cannabis in Castro?
Only adults of legal age are allowed to enter a store that sells recreational cannabis in California. This means that you must be able to prove that you’re 21 years old or older or 18 with valid medical documentation, so please bring your ID card or driver’s license. Without a valid ID, you won’t be allowed to enter our cannabis stores or buy cannabis products. Being 21 doesn’t mean that you can smoke weed anywhere in the county.
All visitors who wish to view our products must be 21 or older for adult use sales or 18 or older with a valid medical marijuana identification card (MMIC) or doctor’s recommendation. We verify photo identification and medical status at the door.
How much does weed cost near Castro?
At Flore Dispensary in Castro, you can purchase a gram of flower starting at $18 and an eighth of flower starting at $25.
We carry a range of concentrates, edibles, vapes, CBD products, pre-rolls, THC-infused beverages, topicals, pet products, accessories and other products to enjoy. A majority of these products are sourced directly from Humboldt County, California.
How much weed can I legally buy near Castro?
California law says recreational dispensary customers can purchase one ounce (28.5 grams) of flower per day and up to eight grams of concentrates and manufactured products (including edibles, oils, extracts and other products) per day.
A medical patient can purchase up to eight ounces of cannabis flower per day.
Flore Dispensary San Francisco follows all California laws and prohibits purchasing more than the allotted amount.