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SF is the place for social consumption

Moe Greens occupies 4,200 square feet in total, with a lounge that comprises 1,500 square feet. Customers enter the dispensary, consult with a “budtender,” and head home with their goods — pre-rolled joints, traditional “flowers,” vaporizers and cartridges, and edible pot products. Or they can stick around and consume them at Moe Greens in three consumption areas.

While customers over 21 can can sip cannabis infused beverages like California Dreamin’, a tangerine flavored sparkling beverage with 10 mg of THC ($8), or munch on edibles like sparkling pear Prosecco-flavored cannabis gummies from Kiva ($23), there’s otherwise no food — and no alcohol — sold at Moe Greens. Outside food and beverage is allowed — preferably just a snack or sandwich, not a stack of pizzas. No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

That said, Haas doesn’t picture Moe’s as a one-stop shop: It’s part of a broader downtown destination he hopes to help foster in the Civic Center area.

“Moe’s is perfectly positioned to serve the local businesses in the area, as well as anyone attending events at the nearby music, art and entertainment venue,” says Haas. “It’s the perfect pregame spot.”

That is, if you can still move from your booth after a long session in the lounge.

“Moe Greens is one of about 10 legal consumption lounges (for vaping, smoking, and dabbing marijuana) in San Francisco (there’s also one in Oakland). While that’s a modest number compared to the city’s population of bars, it’s high enough to earn San Francisco comparisons to Amsterdam when stacked against Denver, Oregon, and Washington, other legal marijuana states where on-premises consumption lounges are highly rare.”