Seattle Marijuana Information
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With Seattle obviously being Washington’s largest metropolitan area, it is the primary focus of the legal marijuana industry. As of 2013 the population of Seattle was about 625,000, but that number has exploded in the last three years, due to the expanding tech and marijuana industry. Almost everywhere you look, there is a crane building something new! On July 7th, 2014, Cannabis City opened, being Washington’s first recreationally legal marijuana store. Seattle also holds numerous cannabis conventions; Hempfest and CannaCon have history here. With the perfect mixture of mountains meeting the ocean, Seattle is an excellent place to explore the urban city life and then adventure only a few minutes outside the city limits for some epic views of the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainer. If you are a winter sports freak, the slopes are just over an hour away to either Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass, with Baker around two hours away.
Seattle is also home to The Seattle Seahawks NFL team, The Seattle Mariners MLB team, and the Sounders MLS team…so almost any sports fan will enjoy the city. Public consumption of marijuana is still a fineable offense ($27 dollars), but it is actually less of a priority than jaywalking, so do not freak out if a man (or woman) in black comes to tell you to put it away. With the booming economy and influx of population, not only has the job market increased, so has the music scene. At any given time of the day or night, any day of the week, you will find everything from swanky jazz clubs like Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, to underground techno/house music events at Club Q, to even grunge rock shows in some random neighborhood coffee shop.
The legal age to purchase marijuana is 21, which is the same for the entire state, but you do not have to be a resident! Any other state license will work fine to legally buy marijuana from one of the numerous “pot shops,” in and around the city. With the culture mixture of the fast paced tech industry and the steadily growing marijuana industry on the other end of the spectrum, you will be able to find your own pace and exactly what you need, whether you are just visiting or if you have decided to make Seattle your home. One of the many reasons to visit Seattle is to enjoy its world-class seafood at Rays Boathouse in the Ballard area, or Etta’s in the Pikes Places Market. Pikes place is also home to the worlds first Starbucks, a very popular destination. Huffpost puts Seattle as one of the top 15 cities in the United States for restaurants per capita and we ALL like to eat!
Pricing for marijuana also varies, it just depends on what shop is doing what deal on what day. The state tax is a steady 37%, the highest in the country, BUT do not let that scare you, as you will be able to easily find quality product at any price point. Daily deals can be found on the kushguide.com app. Regardless of what you are into, any person coming to visit the city will find anything and everything they need to have a really good time, in a beautiful place, with great people. For a full directory of cannabis shops in Washington, click here.