The 1st annual San Francisco Weed Week arrives April 13, 2024

SF Weed Week flyer concept. (SF Weed Week)

The 1st annual San Francisco Weed Week sponsored by Sunset Connect arrives April 13 to 21, 2024.

It's just like SF Beer Week, only for weed—featuring 7 consecutive nights of 7 cannabis releases at 7 dispensaries/lounges with 7 world-class farmers in the week-long run-up to April 20th on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park.

Here is the preliminary Press Release. Click here to view Sponsor Packages. Dates and times subject to change. Official digital campaign launch Feb. 26. Print campaign mid-March.

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SF Weed Week-Night 1, Opening Night, Saturday, April 13: 

Sunset Connect's new flavors premier at Mission Cannabis Club on Mission St.

Mission Cannabis Club has a huge lounge. (Courtesy SF Travel)

In so far is headlining sponsor Sunset Connect with the No. 1 pre-roll in Cali. We proudly announce SF Weed Week opening night Saturday, April 13 from 5-8:30 p.m. at Mission Cannabis Club. We'll interview Sunset Connect at 6:30 p.m. live in person and on Instagram about their new strains, new grows, and brand journey. We're hoping to have a DJ, giveaways and elected dignitaries there. Sunset Connect's Ali Jamalian is a founding advisor of SF Weed Week.

SF Weed Week-Night 2, Sunday, April 14: 

Cipher Genetics premier release at Meadow HQ

Cipher Genetics' Christopher Lynch said he is in for a likely seed drop for SF Weed Week. I'm suggesting SFWW-Day 2 on Sunday, April 14, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Meadow HQ in SOMA, so stay tuned. Purple City Genetics and Phinest Genetics are slated to back up Chris.
Cipher Genetics Blue Lobster, bred by Chris Lynch, selected by Maine Trees, grown by Umma Sonoma (Photo by Dankford, Courtesy Umma/Cipher/Maine Trees)

SF Weed Week-Night 4, Tuesday, April 17:

Fig Farms at SPARC-Polk

Tuesday night on Polk St. heats up with Oakland, CA's top-tier Fig Farms gassing up the chic SPARC on Polk lounge. Fig Farms has some insane new fuego to show you.
Fig Farms' Blue Face. (Courtesy Fig Farms)

Party planning for SPARC on Polk's chic lounge. (Courtesy SPARC)

SF Weed Week-Night 5, Wednesday, April 17:

Sense premiers Sense Mints at Moe Greens on Market St.

Also locked: Elite SF grower Sense Cannabis has committed to a release party of (most likely) 'Sense Mints' at Moe Greens lounge on April 17. Node Labs is looking like a good fit to join them.

Sense brand cannabis strain Money Maker. (David Downs)
Weed celeb Elise McRoberts at Moe Greens. (Courtesy Moe Greens)

SF Weed Week-Night 6, Thursday, April 18:

Greenshock Farms at Solful on Irving St.

(Courtesy Greenshock Farms)
(Courtesy Solful on Irving St.)

Solful on Irving has locked in Thursday, April 18 with Greenshock Farms. Greenshock Farms is a winning fixture of The Emerald Cup. Solful hand-selected their Greenshock's 2023 Peppermint Sleighride for a Solful Reserve release. Tons of great food and fun to be had on Irving St., too. 

'Calm before the storm' cannabis operators happy hour 🍻 (b2b)

Headlining sponsor Sunset Connect hosts a reception for Bay Area dispensary and cultivation owners, and operators. Come grab a beverage on us and roll up after the big Thursday before the even bigger Saturday, 4/20. Time: Happy Hour. Location: TBA.

SF Weed Week-Night 7, Friday, April 19:

MOCA Humboldt at Flore in the Castro

MOCA Humboldt has locked in Friday, April 19 at Flore Dispensary in The Castro. Flore's Terrance Alan has been a San Francisco entertainment booster for decades. There's a lovely back patio and amazing food and drink on tap. Friday night in the Castro is a blast.

Zkittlez by MOCA Humboldt. (David Downs)

(David Downs/Leafly)

Moon Made Farms at Vapor Room on 9th St.

Earlier on Friday April 19 from 12-4 p.m. at The Vapor Room has agreed to host Tina from Moon Made Farms. She'll release some of her long-cure batch full-sun cannabis from 2023. Tina and others are big believers in the super-long cure for some cultivars.  Also, High Times editor in chief Ellen Holland has graciously agreed to interview Tina. Holland has a revise of her book "Weed: A Connoisseur's Guide to Cannabis" slated for release then.

Moon Made Farms—Sherbert Haze, 2023 full-sun. (David Downs)

(Courtesy Vapor Room)

Saturday, April 20, SF Hippie Hill 4/20 in Golden Gate Park

Join 15,000 stoners for a sunny day in Golden Gate Park. Contact Alex Aquino to sponsor.
Hippie Hill, Golden Gate Park on April 20, early in the day. (David Downs/Leafly)

SF Weed Week-Closing brunch, Sunday, April 21:

Bay Area Budtenders' Decompression Blunch at Meadow HQ

Sunset Connect leads a thank you brunch for Bay Area cannabis workers on the day after 4/20. With blunts, bellinis, breakfast, and gift bags from our sponsors. Free with RSVP.

April 5-23:
"Get to the Bag" art exhibit coming to Mirus Gallery in the SOMA district

"Get to the Bag" digital flyer concept (David Downs)

(Courtesy Mirus Gallery)

Oh, hey—one more thing. SF Weed Week will be curating and producing "Get to the Bag"—a cannabis mylar bag art exhibition and retrospective at the Mirus Gallery from April 5 to 23. Whole lotta parties and receptions gonna happen there. Major bag industry players Sticker Farmer and Grove Bags are getting involved. Sponsor deadline Feb. 24, here's the rate card.

Rooftop patio with bar service at Mirus Gallery in SOMA, SF. (Courtesy Mirus)
###    It's gonna be lit. 

Lastly, SF Weed Week 2024 first sponsors announced, plus new rates, tiers

Email me at to get involved as a free participant or sponsor. We want participating dispensaries to run an "SFWeedWeek" passphrase, and we'll promote them.

Sponsorships start at the $150 supporter for digital and print media in front of thousands of Bay Area heads. We're going to pack the poster with logos.

We're proud to announce our Headline sponsor: Sunset Connect! Sunset Connect has also signed on to host a '4/21 Budtenders' Blunch Decompression—a thank you party for the industry. LFG! 

The Solful dispensary on 9th and Irving has agreed to come online as a Platinum sponsor. Solful's championing of heritage, legacy, small-batch, high-quality, well-priced cannabis is an inspiration to us all.
The premium nutrient company Mills is our second Platinum sponsor. Mills winning formulas have catapulted their in-house team to the winner's circle, Mills pay the bills! Mills will pop up at our genetics premier on Sunday, April 14.

And the national vape brand Cure Injoy has agreed to come on as our third Platinum sponsor. Cure Injoy high-terpene extract vapes can be found across the Bay Area. The custom all-in-one design makes them perfect for SF Weed Week visitors on the go.

Also, the San Francisco Brownie Mary Democratic Club has committed to a sponsorship. Follow the BMDC and lend your voice to their efforts to lower egregious pot taxes, decrease onerous regulations, and allow legal cannabis to thrive! Look out for their info tables at SF Weed Week events.

What's next?

We have a world-class graphic designer working away to bring our brand together for a digital launch Feb. 26 and print in March. Expect limited-edition signed prints, as well as goodie bags from sponsors.

Brian Applegarth is working with SF Travel on a discounted hotel link.

Farmacy Berkeley is the first to agree to 15% off in April for those who mention "SF Weed Week."

We'll try and commission an illo from Jeremy Fish, and bring in all the food, music, and culture we can. ...

 And you know we're already thinking about how to go even bigger in 2025.
Here's a working map:

 And here's the calendar:

Upcoming dates to be announced

We hope to book the Flora and Flame brand from Oakland, who wants to come over and do a drop, hopefully their award-winning Fish Scale at Barbary Coast.

Flora and Flame - Gary Payton. (David Downs)

Furthermore, The Green Cross' Kevin Reed has also said he wants to be a part of SF Weed Week—so we'll figure out an event that works in his awesome Outer Mission spot.
(SF Weed Week concept art)

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