Stand out from the cannabis crowd.

Cannabis Dispensary & Holistic Pharmacy & Wellness Spaces

Own a piece of a vital and flourishing industry.

Far & Dotter is a patient-centered, expert-led cannabis dispensary and holistic pharmacy. F&D provides personalized care and cannabis education alongside an elevated service experience and high-quality product selection.

At Far & Dotter™, we help people declutter, decipher, and demystify a changing cannabis landscape – honoring the wisdom and personal care we remember from family doctors and neighborhood pharmacists, while taking an innovative approach to medicinal cannabis and holistic wellness.

Target Growth Markets

The evolution of cannabis legalization continues to unfold as states adopt and expand new or existing medical and adult use programs. Presently, 38 states and Washington, DC have legalized medical cannabis and 23 also allow adult use or recreational cannabis. Current expansion efforts are centered on the states highlighted on the map below but we are always open to discussing opportunities in other states.

Current Markets

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia


With Far & Dotter, you get the benefits of a proven patient-focused model and all the tools you need to thrive in a rapidly growing industry. Even better, you’ll be bringing a locally owned and operated wellness center to your community.

Leaders & Pioneers

We’re advancing the wellness experience. Born from Maryland’s #1 cannabis brand, Far & Dotter brings best-in-class products (CBD, vitamins, supplements, medical cannabis, and more), educational events, holistic health services, and wellness experts all under one roof. It’s a fully integrative, quality-over-quantity approach that patients love and trust.

Economic Empowerment

Owning a Far & Dotter franchise is a life-changing experience. You get to be your own boss, be a leader in your community, and create generational wealth for your family. And you don’t have to do it on your own. We provide the toolkit, you bring your entrepreneurial spirit.

Inclusive Opportunities

The Curio Investment Fund provides opportunities for women, BIPOC, and veteran entrepreneurs in need of financial support. Through the support of diverse investors, eligible entrepreneurs can launch a franchise as the majority owner from day one and enjoy a clear pathway to full ownership as a franchisee.

Mission & Values

To serve our guests, franchisees, team members and communities with the best cannabis experience, expertise, education, and enthusiasm.


We know humans are capable of great things when we feel like our best selves. We believe cannabis and plant-based medicine can transform the world and help everyone find wellness. That’s why we are committed to:

Go Far.

Go Forward.

Go First.

Go Friendly.

Go Together.

Far & Dotter is part of the Curio Wellness family of brands. Curio Wellness is a GMP-certified cannabis cultivator and manufacturer of safe, effective and reliable products that’s currently operating in Maryland and Missouri.


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Christine Rhett

Graphic Designer
Your eye for design, Christine will ensure that your content, in-store collateral, and marketing materials are on-brand and visually striking. Christine previously founded her own design company, Chris X Creative, and led visual development for the Nature of Umi wellness brand.

Stephanie Schultz

Digital Marketing Specialist
Your marketing extraordinaire, Steph will support you in developing effective marketing campaigns that expand your customer base and grow your sales. Steph previously led marketing efforts for VOLO Sports and KETTLER Property Management.

Ashley Alberts

Training Manager
Your in-house professor, Ashley develops the training programs and educational content that ensure you are well-prepared to lead a F&D franchise location. Ashley previously served as a training manager for Texas Roadhouse and a Patient Care Advisor at our flagship location.

Andrew Mallinoff

Communications Manager
Your communications confidant and HQ project manager. Andrew previously worked in the political organizing world, managing campaigns and strategic communications for a variety of candidates at the federal, state and local level.

Nathan Podrid

Director of Real Estate
Your expert in navigating the real estate market as a potential cannabis business operator. Nate co-founded One Two Tree Holdings, a real estate investment firm specializing in the cannabis industry. He also served as the Director of Operations Development for Holistic Industries, a multi-state cannabis operator.

Jerel Registre

Fund Managing Director
Jerel comes to Curio having spent most of his career working with firms to drive financial, organizational, and analytical initiatives designed to maximize cashflow and value to investors. Prior to joining Curio, he led a private consulting firm that worked with small- and medium-sized businesses to drive financial and operational improvements by evaluating capital opportunities and identifying operational efficiencies.

Erica Tarnowski

Senior Director of Franchising
Your welcoming party and guide through the franchising process. Erica is steeped in experience in the franchising world, both inside and outside the cannabis industry. Before joining our team, she served as Director of Business Development at 919 Marketing and Franchise Development Manager for Unity Rd Cannabis Dispensaries.

Anthony Darby​

Anthony Darby is the acting President of Retail at Far & Dotter and a three-time CEO within the medical cannabis space, having led multiple local dispensaries as well as consulting for cannabis start-ups nationwide. Anthony’s passion in providing high quality alternative medicine paired with his entrepreneurial experience, hands on industry knowledge, and understanding of unique challenges faced by cannabis operators has helped position him to lead the national expansion of the dispensary franchise developed by Curio Wellness and oversee brand marketing strategies to create heightened brand awareness as Far & Dotter scales.

Wendy Bronfein​

Wendy is the Chief Brand Officer and Director of Public Policy at Curio Wellness. As a member of the executive leadership team, Bronfein drives the company’s legislative agenda across multiple states, oversees the Curio brand, and all corporate communications. Under her leadership, Curio Wellness has become Maryland’s leading medical cannabis company, securing 90% brand awareness within the first year of operations.

Michael Bronfein​

Michael is the Chief Executive Office of Curio Wellness and an entrepreneur and investor focused on innovation and competitive advantage in healthcare services, healthcare technologies, software, and distribution. He has founded, co-founded, invested in, and rapidly grown a number of leading healthcare service companies, including NeighborCare, Remedi SeniorCare, and Sterling Partners.