Tera Martin is the general manager of Green-Theory. Not only has she taken on the responsibility of managing the popular Green-Theory, but she also has taken on the fight against breast cancer using a treatment using high CBD cannabis.
We would like to thank this general manager for taking the time out of her busy schedule to answer the following questions. For managing Bellevue’s Green-Theory and being part of recreational marijuana history, we give Tera Martin a ‘High Five.’
1) Predict the Future. Three years from now what does the local Seattle recreational marijuana industry look like and where are we nationally?
In three years I’d hope that the tax structure would be sorted out by the state. This would allow more consumers to be able to purchase the products, which would result in more tax revenue for the state. I would like to see the laws on how we serve our customers to change as well. It would be beneficial to be able to set up your retail location like any other store selling products. To be able to touch and feel products before purchasing would provide a more authentic experience to the customer.
2) Go back to the age of 21. Someone tells you that you would open a marijuana shop in the Seattle area in 2014. How do you react and what do you say?
My high school English teacher would have changed my grade on a paper she gave me a bad score on. I wrote a debate on how legalization should happen in the United States. Though I was not a user at the time I would have been supportive and excited.
3) What is your favorite part about running Green-Theory? What is the most challenging?
My favorite thing about working at Green-Theory is seeing a product that saved my life be legal and sold directly to those who qualify. The passion behind this business is intense and the feeling and vibes are not easily described. Since being apart of this business I have met some of the most influential people in my life. These people could be budtenders, business owners, you name it. Cannabis is the people’s plant and it brings people together. That is why I am in this business.
4) Who is your role model and why?
My role model is my grandmother. She taught me my strength, love and positivity. The three things you need to beat cancer. I never knew why she taught me those things before she passed but when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28 it clicked. She taught me the tools to become an advocate!
5) Martian Mean Green, Schnazzleberry, and Trainwreck, are some of our favorite names for strains of cannabis. Here’s your chance! If you could name a strain of cannabis, what would you name it?
Pink Gene, named after my breast cancer non-profit. This strain would be a sweet berry flavor, high in CBD, high enough in THC to take the edge off. It would be every woman’s go to for the fight against breast cancer!
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