San Francisco Dispensary Unveils Cannabis Mural on 420

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Flore Dispensary will unveil the large 37 foot long and 17 foot high mural on the Beaver Street side of the building.  Currently under a black drape, and in seclusion for 6 months, this compassion mural depicts the coming together of two communities during the crisis of AIDS; the Humboldt cannabis farmers and San Francisco patient’s.   

The most notable figures in cannabis legalization were Brownie Mary and Dennis Peron. At first, they gave cannabis in all forms, from flowers and edibles to brownies and tea. Then, they went on to write and promote Prop 215, The Compassionate Care Act, which changed the nation’s perspective on cannabis as medicine. This mural tells that story.

Cannabis Mural Unveiling Details

The Community Mural Selection committee conducted a nationwide search for an artist who could tell the heart felt story of two communities coming together in the act of true compassion by giving free cannabis to the San Francisco LGBTQ community who were being ravaged by the then unmanageable disease, AIDS.  

The program will be hosted by Donna Sachet and starts at 3 PM.

3:00 -Welcome Address by Terrance Alan, founder of the Flore Dispensary

3:10 – History of  Compassion  – Cleve Jones, NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

3:20 – Current State of Compassion – John Entwistle Jr., cannabis advocate and husband of Dennis Peron

3:35 – Mural Dedication – Brian Applegarth dedicates Mural the Cannabis Trail’s 9th Monument 

3:50 – Mural Committee chairs introduce mural artist – Cherie Hamik Newell & Kirstie Manalo

4:00 – Artist Statement – Dave Van Patten

4:20 – Mural Unveiling – Mark Leno and Rafael Mandelman Pull the cord revealing the mural

4:30 – Group Photos 

Visit our San Francisco Dispensary Grand Opening!

Flore Dispensary Grand Opening happens on 4/20 with the finest cannabis flower, pre-rolls and edibles Humboldt can grow on sale just for that day. Also, enjoy the Castro Farmers Market happening on the street in front of the Flore Dispensary from 3 to 7 PM.

For more information about the Flore Dispensary visit our events page


Terrance Alan Founder 



Terrance Alan

Terrance Alan has over 25 years in government advocacy creating both the San Francisco entertainment commission and the cannabis taskforce. He is co-president of the Castro merchant’s and co-chair of CMAC and C2K, both working on cannabis consumption. He designed, constructed and opened a boutique dispensary in the Castro District of San Francisco called Flore dispensary featuring carefully curated cannabis selections with an emphasis on small Humboldt far grown cannabis, social justice brands, equity brands, women owned brands and operates a compassion distribution program with Sweetleaf Joe.

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