Monday, February 28, 2011

If Seattle Can Have a Cannabis Farmers' Market Why Can't We?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 2:46 PM

click to enlarge Any toothpick samples, brah? - SOUTHLAKEUNION.KOMONEWS.COM
  • southlakeunion.komonews.com
  • Any toothpick samples, brah?

SFoodie has always found shopping the farmers' market a powerful kind of therapy, hooking our hemp shopping bag over one shoulder, digging the gorgeous colors, and wallowing in the sensual luxury of sniffing herbs and flowers.

For shoppers at Seattle's newly launched Cannabis Farmers' Market, that kind of retail therapy reached new heights yesterday.

Seattle's KOMO 4 reported Sunday on the launch of the monthly marijuana market in South Lake Union, a neighborhood in the heart of the city being converted into upscale condos and office parks. The Cannabis Farmers' Market lets medical marijuana patients browse a collection of weed vendors, reports KOMO 4 vendor Ray Lane:

With names like "Pineapple Express," "Kungfoo Goo," and "Stimulus," a wide variety of marijuana roped in a packed house at Seattle's first Farmers' Market for pot ... With a valid I.D. and the correct medical papers, patients could shop freely. Each gram goes for about $10 to $12.
Tacoma, Wash., hosted the first Cannabis Farmers' Market last fall. It returns there next Sunday, then appears again in Seattle in late March. KOMO 4 reports that police know about the market, which is expected to grow as word gets, uh, passed around.

Follow us on Twitter: @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook. Contact me at John.Birdsall@SFWeekly.com

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • Arcade Fire at Shoreline
    Arcade Fire opened their US tour at Shoreline Amphitheater to a full house who was there in support of their album "Reflector," which was released last fall. Dan Deacon opened the show to a happily surprised early audience and got the crowd actively dancing and warmed up. DEVO was originally on the bill to support Arcade Fire but a kayak accident last week had sidelined lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh and the duration of the west coast leg of the tour. Win Butler did a homage to DEVO by performing Uncontrollable Urge.
  • Comic Con 2014

    Comic book enthusiasts, Cosplayers, TV and movie fans, and celebrities descended to sunny San Diego for the annual gathering at Comic-Con International.

    Whether hitting up a panel to check out The Simpson's announcement of a cross over with Family Guy or Futurama. Or hearing a new movie with Sam Raimie based on a video game or accidentally rubbing shoulders with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in cosplay, being a cosplayer, San Diego Comic-Con is the place to be. Photographs by Christopher Victorio