North Seattle Gets Two Shops By Marijuana Mogul
Michael Perkins is a busy man. When we spoke to him, he was in the car on the interstate, headed towards his next big marijuana business venture. His goal is to create an eventual brand of recreational marijuana stores spanning the country.
Perkins grew up in the famous Humboldt County for 14 years where he learned the tools of the trade, before opening nine medical marijuana dispensaries and four hydroponic retail stores in California. In 2012 he relocated to Seattle where he opened a handful of medical marijuana dispensaries.
In July of this year, lady luck was on his side as Perkins landed not one, not two, but three recreational marijuana licenses. Two of the licenses are for retail shops in Seattle, and one in Snohomish. He insisted he didn’t fill out a bunch of applications, but instead ‘got lucky.’
The two Seattle recreational marijuana stores are both open and fully operational. Articulately named Grass is located in North Seattle at 14343 15th Ave NE, and eloquently names Mary’s is located North of Green Lake at 12230 Aurora Ave N. So far, only the Grass website is up and running.
The 3rd shop, located in Snohomish, will most likely open in December. The name of this shop is still undecided at the moment.
Ganja Goddess Opens Today in SODO
It’s about damn time. That’s what we like to say over here. SODO finally gets its’ 2nd pot shop.
A while back we had a little too much fun and envisioned a ‘Little Amsterdam’ of sorts in the SODO neighborhood of Seattle. But if you compare the area to the industrial area in Amsterdam, North of Centraal Station, you just may see some similarities.
Ganja Goddess opens today, located at: 3207 1rst Ave E., and will hold grand opening festivities between 10am-9pm. Stop by and say hi to store manager Tammara Wells, who confessed to us, ‘this wasn’t easy, it was very difficult.’ We don’t pretend to imagine it would be easy opening one of these shops, especially with all the regulations and with it being a brand new industry.
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