In the seven years following Washington’s I-502 marijuana ballot, world-renowned strains have emerged on the legal market—just as dispensaries have flourished throughout Seattle and greater Washington. Washington’s cannabis industry now includes some of the most innovative brands, strains, companies, and products in the United States. CannaCon was founded to connect the thriving Washington industry with others in our country and across the globe.
If you’re visiting CannaCon Seattle later this month, you’re likely looking to discover some of the best Washington strains, companies, and dispensaries. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to the most lit dispensaries in the Seattle area in close proximity to the expo at Washington State Convention Center. Fire up!
Diego Pellicer | 2215 4th Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98134 (SoDo)
Is it an ancient Roman bath? A colonnade-lined spa at the Four Seasons? A Getty Villa special Turkish antique exhibit room? Whatever your first impressions of Diego Pellicer may be, opulence is the primary influence. From elaborate decorative inlaid tile floors to luxury jewelry store-inspired displays, the luxurious visual decadence of the dispensary perfectly complements its rich selection of premium flower, edibles, concentrates, and pre-rolled joints. Check out brands like Gold Leaf, Harmony Farms, House of Cultivar, and Puffin Farms, and consult Leafly for a guide to classic and potent strains at Diego Pellicer.
Dockside Cannabis | 1728 4th Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98134 (SoDo)
The vast selection of products at Dockside includes flower, pre-rolls, vapors, concentrates, edibles, infused beverages, tinctures, and topicals; and a knowledgeable and educated staff to help you narrow down your choice of products. Dockside has other locations throughout Seattle (farther from the CannaCon expo at Shoreline, Ballard, and 85th and Aurora), so check their website for details.
Have a Heart | 115 Blanchard St., Seattle, WA, 98121 (Belltown)
Founded about eight years ago, Have a Heart has expanded to six separate locations in Washington State, and another 11 locations in states like Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Iowa. A location near the airport in SeaTac is a great first stop off the airplane, or visit the location nearest the CannaCon expo location in Belltown for a wide selection of products. Visit their special events page for weekly discounts and deals.
Ruckus | 1465 East Republican St., Seattle, WA, 98112 (Capitol Hill)
Ruckus was voted one of the 12 best marijuana dispensaries in Seattle by High Times magazine, and is the first and largest Clean Green Certified retailer on Capitol Hill. Situated in East Capitol Hill, its location is just a mile and a half from the CannaCon expo at Washington State Convention Center. The company prides itself on “consistently bringing in growers and processors that are superior to” competitors across a range of products like flowers, concentrates, topicals, edibles, and tinctures.
Uncle Ike’s | 501 15th Ave. East, Seattle, WA, 98112 (Capitol Hill)
Like Ruckus, Uncle Ike’s is just about a mile and a half from the expo location, but “their flagship location at 23rd & Union… served as a sort of billboard for recreational weed, and as the location for various blowouts including one of the city’s biggest 4/20 celebrations,” according to Thrillist. From festive decorative flourishes like a giant neon DRUGS sign, a jukebox, and a welcome mat that says “Puff, puff, DANCE!” near the entrance to a vast array of products, Uncle Ike’s is a mainstay of Seattle dispensaries. The company’s toll-free number is even 1-800-GET-DRUGS.
Did you try any of these dispensaries? What are your favorites? Please let us know in the comments!
Sara Jayne Crow helps cannabis entrepreneurs find new customers with communications, publicity, and marketing rooted in authentic storytelling at Meridian Media.