A grand opening is planned from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 24 at what is touted as Santa Barbara’s first, all-purpose, fully licensed, adult-use cannabis storefront at 128 W. Mission St.
The Farmacy Santa Barbara LLC will open its doors to provide “a holistic and curated experience for adults, tailored to serve both curious newcomers and experienced cannabis consumers,” company officials said.
The store is in the former home of The Video Shop near the corner of Mission and De La Vina streets, next to Derf’s Café and just a few blocks from the Santa Barbara Mission.
Graham Farrar, company’s founder, Santa Barbara native and South Coast business owner of Glass House Farms, said he is committed to continually investing in the community and hiring local residents to provide personalized service to customers.
He is an outspoken advocate for cannabis education and awareness and president of CARP Growers, an organization dedicated to encouraging sustainable cannabis farming practices.
“Our team at The Farmacy Santa Barbara has deep roots in this community and we will be actively involved in our neighborhood,” Farrar said in a news release. “We’re committed to promoting safe and positive cannabis use, as well as sustainable practices both in our choice of products and environmentally focused community activity.”
Inspired by a “Farm-over-Pharmacy” ethos and a belief that “what appears on shelves should begin in the earth,” the Farmacy will offer a curated range of products addressing a spectrum of health, wellness, beauty and recreational needs, Farrar said.
Customers can try a selection of sustainably produced cannabis products, including many that are farmed and sourced locally.
Experienced “budtenders” will aid customers’ experience and help direct them to products that will meet their interests, dosage levels, and goals. The company will offer local delivery by ordering online ordering at www.thefarmacysb.com beginning Sept.15.
The grand opening will feature food from local vendors, live entertainment, tours of business and the chance to meet and speak with the company’s employees.
See thefarmacysb.com or call (805) 880-1207 for more information.