Christmas Eve – 8:00am – 4:00pm. Christmas Day – Closed. New Years Eve – 8:00am – 8:00pm. New Years Day – 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Open Everyday 8am-11pm
2733 4th Ave S Seattle, WA 98134
Cash and Debit, ATM also available
We asked James Lathrop, founder and owner of Cannabis City, Seattle’s first pot shop, about his business. Here is what he had to say:
Q: When did you open your retail store?
A: I founded Cannabis City in November 2014 and put in an application for a Seattle License (which was awarded by lottery). The interesting thing is, that back then, the LCB required you to already have a location before putting in an application, and there was certainly no guarantee that a license would be awarded.
After the lottery, I was able to calculate the odds of winning. There were 440 applications for the initially 21 Seattle positions; giving a Seattle Lottery winner about 5 percent chance of winning. As soon as I received notice in May 2015 that I was awarded a Seattle license I tore into my buildout spending every day, 12 hours or more, in build out and re-model with the intention to be the first store opening in the city, or even in the state.
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