Our History

The Vapor Room was founded in 2004 in San Francisco by a small group of therapeutic cannabis activists who dedicated themselves to the grassroots movement of cannabis advocacy by providing a compassionate, safe, and comfortable environment for a diverse culture of medical cannabis patients seeking relief for their symptoms while being in a welcoming and comforting community.

2004-2012 Lower Haight

The Vapor Room remained at the forefront of premier cannabis providers through the years, being lauded as a model provider in California with our use of modern vaporizer technologies in our welcoming lounge, filled daily with a great group of members from all walks of life. Our beloved Lower Haight location offered a uniquely professional yet comforting atmosphere that was a welcoming environment for patients of all ages and backgrounds, whether they were new to therapeutic cannabis or well versed in its beneficial impact on symptoms of illness and pain.

Vapor Room on Haight

After our doors originally opened in 2004, we continuously provided compassionate use of our menu free of charge to low and fixed income members. We operated without incident, and improved the relative safety of our surrounding Lower Haight neighborhood, until 2012 when we lost our permitted, compliant and model MCD during the 2011-12 federal crackdown. We tried our hardest to stay open but we, along with others, succumbed to the federal threats rather than risk action against our landlords’ property by the feds.

Today

The Vapor Room staff is well known for setting the standard for friendly, knowledgeable and caring service to our members. Our knowledgeable staff has years of experience working with a widely diverse population of medical cannabis patients from all walks of life. We have provided years of service in a uniquely professional yet comforting atmosphere that is a welcoming environment for patients, whether they are new to therapeutic cannabis or well versed in its beneficial impact on symptoms of illness and pain.

Significantly, our leadership was closely involved with the Board of Supervisors and Department of Public Health in helping to draft the 2005 Medical Cannabis Act of San Francisco that permits and regulates dispensaries in the City. Several members of our management team also served on San Francisco’s Medical Cannabis Task Force from 2010-2012.

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