Michael Perkins has done it again, as he has many times before: open a place where one can purchase marijuana. He started in California where he opened a handful of medical marijuana dispensaries before moving to Washington State in 2012 to rinse and repeat. Now, this lucky dog-winner of 3 recreational marijuana licenses – currently owns two recreational marijuana stores in North Seattle, including Grass.
Grass is conveniently located close to I-5 so you don’t have to travel too far once exiting the freeway. It resides off of 15th Ave NE, in the midst of strip malls near the Jackson Park golf course. You can’t miss it as large banners in the front and in the back let’s passersby know that this is a marijuana store for ages 21+.
Apache 6 security team is contracted by the shop to greet visitors and check identification to make sure everyone is of age. Once inside, you are welcomed by a staff eager and anxious to assist you with your purchase.
We enjoy walking into recreational marijuana stores for the first time. Each one of them has their own unique personalities and touches. Ganja Goddess, located in the Industrial District, has an old world flavor; Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, located in between the Central District and Capitol Hill Neighborhoods, has a vintage ‘Reefer Madness’ propaganda-like poster theme going on; Cannabis City, another Industrial District marijuana store has wood floor panels at ‘420’ degrees; and Ocean Greens has a vintage behemoth of a wooden bar as its’ centerpiece. To continue the trend, Grass has a modern touch, accented by wooden floors and walls painted with colors to keep you feeling warm. A large vase stands in the corner with a stick plant decor. A subtle nice touch.
Grass organizes the glass product display cases by quality and price of bud. If you would like to pay a lower price and don’t mind a lower quality of cannabis, there is a section of the store for you. If you want nothing but premium grade marijuana and are willing to pay for it, there is also a section for you. And if you want a price and quality in between those examples, they got that too.
The Operations Manager was very helpful and gave us an in depth analysis of their entire line of products. What stood out to us is that Grass is very selective of what they carry and takes pride in their premium choices. While packaging and branding is not everything, it can at least give a sense of what a company is trying to achieve and the effort they put forth. In short, Grass has an unique and spectacular selection of brand conscious products.
Grass is Michael Perkins first recreational marijuana shop. He just opened Mary’s, located off of Aurora Avenue. Perkins should be adding a 3rd legal retail shop in Snohomish County sometime this month. But don’t expect him to stop there. Perkins hopes to expand his brand of legal retail shops into other states that legalize the plant.
For more information about Grass including location and contact info, check out www.grasswa.com