Ex-Boxing Champ Opens New Potrero Hill Dispensary Saturday – SFist


The former North American Boxing Organization junior welterweight champion is now boxing up eighths, prerolls, and your favorite cannabis goodies at Potrero Hill’s first dispensary.

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There are currently no cannabis dispensaries in Potrero Hill. Potrero pot smokers do have the option of hiking down to Dogpatch where there are a couple on Third Street, but well, these are not the most high-end dispensaries. But a new marijuana dispensary opens Saturday morning in Potrero Hill at Mississippi and Mariposa Streets, whose CEO and co-owner describes the place to SF Weekly as “almost like walking into a Gucci store.”

Image: Authentic 415

That is, a Gucci store with a professional boxing motif. Authentic 415 opens at 165 Mississippi Street at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, and its unconventional store displays featuring boxing championship belts, boxing gloves, and robes and shorts are those of the aforementioned CEO and co-owner Karim Mayfield. A Fillmore native, Mayfield held the North American Boxing Organization junior welterweight title from 2011 to 2014, currently runs a boxing program for youth called Soulchamp, and you can get a little visual story of how his biography is reflected in the dispensary’s mural in the video below.

“The store is called Authentic 415 because I’m authentically 415, and being authentic means  giving back to the city and the people who raised me,” Mayfield said in a release. “I’ll use my new position as CEO of a cannabis business to help people be safer by giving them a trusted place to purchase a product that’s finally being

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