The Apothecarium said it took 18 months to find this new site. The owners of Hi-Fidelity, another cannabis retailer two blocks away, expressed concern it would lose business if it opened there.
The first new cannabis dispensary in Berkeley in decades is opening, with two more to follow. Eventually, there will be six places in town to purchase marijuna.
Even though The Apothecarium has an agreement, the property owner is refusing to let the company gain entry to the space.