The Pacific Northwest's mecca that is Seattle has become known for its coffee, grunge music scene, and tech millionaires. But since legalizing marijuana statewide in 2012, it's also become a popular destination for those seeking a rich cannabis culture.
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Where to buy it
Locals love Uncle Ike. It's a one-stop shop for your cannabis and glassware needs, and they're even dog friendly. They also produce a web series, Cooking with Cannabis, with local drag queen, Bitsy Bates. Find more info here.
Seattle Cannabis Co
With a very helpful blog, Seattle Cannabis Co stays on top of the latest trends in the industry and offers some friendly and knowledgeable "budtenders" for their clientele. Find more info here.
This high-end location offers a wide variety of premium marijuana strains, concentrates, and edibles. They also have a customer appreciation program that makes you want to come back for more. Find more info here.
Where to experience it
The Fremont Troll
There's a local legend of trolls taking up residence under the Aurora Bridge. If that's not reason enough to visit while experiencing some of Seattle's finest strains, there's currently a huge statue under the bridge that makes for a perfect Instagram snap or just a trippy escape from the city. Find more info here.
Seattle Great Wheel
Why not get high while getting high? Located at Pier 57, this ferris wheel comes with breath-taking views of the city and Puget Sound. At night, the lights are breath-taking. Find more info here.
Gas Works Park
One man's former gasification plant is another man's rustic playground. Located right on the water, this park offers a unique setting for explorers and Insta enthusiasts. Find more info here.
Where to eat after
General Purpoise Donuts
Seasonal flavors made with fresh, local ingredients, this local favorite has the best donuts. It's a perfect place to curb whatever sweet tooth may have come along with those munchies. The hazelnut cream paired with a cup of coffee is perfection. Find more info here.
This sustainable company offers a tasty menu of vegan noms. With four locations and a food truck around Seattle, their focus is on community. It's a socially and environmentally-conscious way to chow down when you're on a different level of consciousness. Find more info here.
The 5 Point Cafe
Open since 1929, this family-owned local staple is a safe space for inebriated folks looking for a tasty meal and some good company. Their colorful history is known throughout Seattle, full of opposition to the man and sticking up for the working class. Find more info here.