The Cannabis Buyers Club
was the first public medical marijuana dispensary
. It opened in February 1994 at 194 Church Street in San Francisco, California
, founded by Proposition 215
coauthors "Brownie Mary
" Rathburn, Dennis Peron
, Dale Gieringer, with Beth Moore, John Entwhistle, Jason Patrick Menard, Gerry Leatherman, Dr. Tod H. Mikuriya
. The club, prior to being legalized under California law, was at Ford and Sanchez Street in San Francisco, 1993. Still subject to legal hassles after that date, it eventually changed its name to "Cannabis Cultivators Club" and even "Cannabis Heating Club".