It’s tough to open a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco‘s Sunset District. Just ask former Oakland mayor Jean Quan, whose Sunset dispensary was denied by the Board of Supervisors in 2017 amidst a deluge of community opposition, even though the Planning Commission had approved it. The Barbary Coast Sunset dispensary (now called Sunset Pipeline) did open in October 2019 at Irving Street and 23rd Avenue, but only after a contentious lawsuit.
So, while there is a dispensary straddling the Inner and Outer Sunset, there hasn’t really been a pot shop in the Inner Sunset east of the big 19th Avenue divide. But there will be soon, as late Tuesday night, the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved a permit for a new dispensary called Solful, to be located at 900 Irving Street (at 10th Avenue, depicted below as an orange dot), in the former Room Service delivery shop.
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Solful has one other location in Sebastopol, which opened in 2017.
“I’m a 22-year resident in the Inner Sunset, raised my family three blocks away from 900 Irving Street,” Solful co-founder Peter Dickstein told the Planning Commission Thursday night. “We’re committed to improving the neighborhood in all kinds of