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San Francisco County

San Francisco County comprises the City of San Francisco, located at the heart of the Bay Area, bordering the Pacific Ocean to the West, Marin to the North, Alameda County to the East, and San Mateo County to the South. The city is largely on a mountainous peninsula, which narrows to form a point at the Golden Gate Bridge on the North end. It is known for its diverse culture, steep hills, and iconic landmarks such as Pier 39, cable cars, and Alcatraz Island.

San Francisco has a rich history that dates back to the early 1800s, when it was founded by Spanish missionaries. In the 1850s, it became a major hub for the California Gold Rush, attracting thousands of people from around the world. Today, San Francisco is home to a population of over 883,000 people, making it the 13th most populous city in the United States. The city is famous for it's unstable tectonics, with several large earthquakes in it's past, including the 1906 earthquake and resulting fires, which destroyed much of the city.

The culture of San Francisco is diverse and vibrant, with a strong focus on the arts, food, and technology. The city is home to numerous museums, galleries, and performing arts venues, as well as a thriving restaurant scene featuring cuisines from around the world, largely focused in Chinatown and the Italian neighborhood of North Beach. San Francisco is also known as a hub of innovation and is home to many technology companies, including Twitter, Meta, and Uber.

In addition to its iconic landmarks, San Francisco is also home to other popular attractions such as Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, and the Presidio. The city skyline is dominated by the iconic Transamerica Pyramid and the Salesforce Tower. The city is a major economic center of the Bay Area.

The countercultural hippie movement of the 1960's centered on San Francisco, and is considered by many to be the starting point of cannabis culture in California, if not the Western United States. Even today, events like the April 4th smoke at Hippy Hill draw thousands to light up in the spirit of the cities cannabis musical icons, such as the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane.

San Francisco allows commercial cannabis, including cultivation, however due to the urban density and real estate costs, this is a small number of indoor licenses. The vast majority of licensing in San Francisco is retail.

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