Cannabis Store – FAQ

Can I buy cannabis here?

If you are over 21 years old and have a valid ID, you can buy legal marijuana.

What qualifies as a “valid ID”?”

A driver’s license, instruction permit, identification card from any U.S. state or territory or province of Canada, U.S. Armed Forces I.D., Merchant Marine ID, Government-Issued Indian Tribal ID card from Washington, or a passport.

How much can I buy?

Any non-medical patient may have up to 1 ounce, 7 grams of extract for inhalation, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused product (“edibles”), and 72 ounces of cannabis-infused product in liquid form (“edible” beverages). If you are a medical patient registered with Washington State, you may possess up to 3 times those amounts.

Can I resell any of cannabis products?

No way! Only licensed retailers may sell cannabis products. Anyone else doing so would violate both WA State and federal law.

Can I return or exchange anything?

Unfortunately, all sales are final. Due to strict laws, there’s very little we can do in the way of returns or exchanges. If you purchased an unsatisfactory product, please let us know so we can avoid those products in the future. But sadly, even if your Super Lemon Haze had a dozen seeds, we can’t offer returns. If you purchase a cartridge, be sure to keep a copy of your receipt as well as the original packaging. If there is a manufacturer malfunction we can exchange the product.

Be advised: while discrete and convenient, cartridges have the highest failure rate of any mode of consumption. Due to this, overlaid with their cost, means cartridges are an inherently higher risk product to purchase. Ask your budtender what they recommend for low-failure rate options and proceed with some caution.

I bought a cartridge and it isn’t working—what do I do?

First, make sure your battery is fully charged. Check to make sure you haven’t locked it (to unlock your pen, press the button 3-5 times quickly, depending on the style of pen you own). Do you still have the receipt and original packaging? If you don’t, there is unfortunately nothing we can do. If you still have all these components, bring them back in the first 24 hours after purchase, with the cartridge and we will be able to exchange it. As mentioned earlier, cartridges have a higher failure rate than other products (if you bought a gram of flower, you may experience user error, but you bud won’t just be busted). Because they are an electronic device susceptible to manufacturing flaws, they can be a riskier way to consume cannabis.

Contact Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Control Board to encourage legal changes in return and exchange policies so we can eventually offer easier exchanges on faulty products.

Can I smell/open/try any of these products here?

No. According to state law, there can be no open containers of cannabis anywhere on the premises of a dispensary, that includes the parking lot. Remember that consuming cannabis is illegal in public anywhere in Washington State. Write your congresspeople and ask for them to allow a safe place to consume.

I’m going on a trip out of state, what should I bring?

Crossing state lines with cannabis products is a felony. While more and more states embrace legal access to cannabis, it’s easy to forget how many states still criminalize it. Our federal government has not de-scheduled cannabis; cannabis is federally illegal. Transporting it across state lines is not allowed.

Where can I consume my product legally?

As mentioned before, it is illegal to consume cannabis in public in WA State. Only 25% of hotel rooms in the state can be designated smoke-friendly, but whether those rooms are cannabis friendly will depend on a case-by-case basis. You will need to use caution and discretion when using cannabis in WA state. We encourage you to write your congresspeople and ask for places to safely consume.

What happens if I am caught for illegally consuming cannabis in public?

Providing that you are over 21, generally you may receive a ticket for about $30, similar to a parking ticket.

I just bought some delicious product, what are the rules for driving with it?

The rules for driving with cannabis products are like the rules for driving with alcohol. That means no open container. Products must be stored in the farthest back area of the vehicle. You can get a DUI for driving while stoned. It’s also illegal to chauffeur friends around while they smoke in the back seat.

Do you sell to medical patients?

Yes. Both of our cannabis locations are medially endorsed and are able to assist medical patients with a valid authorization. We have a small $1 to cover the cost of making your card.

How can I become a medical patient?

Talk with your doctor. If you have conditions which qualify you to use medical cannabis, your doctor may be willing to write you the necessary recommendation. Once you have the paperwork from your doctor’s office (it should be two pages on tamper-proof paper), you can take that to any medically endorsed dispensary and register into the state-wide database. Once you’ve done all that, you may purchase cannabis without paying sales tax, you may purchase up to three times the legal limit, and you may be able to grow your own plants.

Do you sell candy bars of gummies?

Washington State law says that all edibles must be individually wrapped in fully sealed packaging in no more than 10 mg doses. The closest to a candy bar we can get is a bag of individually wrapped chocolates. Gummies are also restricted by the law, due to the concern that they would be inherently more appealing to children—raising the potential for them to fall into the wrong hands.

Is tax already included?

Yes, our prices are out-the-door, all-taxes-calculated.

What products are local?

Because of federal and state law, all cannabis products must be grown and processed in Washington State. So everything we sell is at least moderately local. We take extra care to support craft farmers and get to know all of our vendors.

Do you have a loyalty program?

Yes! You can choose if you want to be contact via txt msg or email. We try not to bombard you with sale info and rather contact you just when we have things you won’t want to miss. We keep track of the points for you. No hassle, nothing to remember, your loyalty to us accumulates and helps your save.

Do you have a senior or veteran discount?

Yes we do! Remind us at the register and we can take 10% off non-discounted items (we’re sorry, but deals cannot be stacked). You must be 65 or older or have proof of service to participate.

Can I buy someone a gift card to your store?

Unfortunately there is no way for us to legally provide any form of gift card or offer deemed as a “coupon” by the state.

Do you take cards?

We are cash only. Because cannabis is federally illegal, banks are unwilling to work directly with dispensaries making it impossible for us to take cards. Some dispensaries in the state have set up their register to essentially work as an ATM, giving the impression that they can take cards. In reality, you are still subjected to withdrawal fees from your bank, just as you would at any ATM. In the interest of full transparency, we have not done this, but we do have ATMs available at all of our locations.

What if I consume too much cannabis?

Being too high is not a pleasant experience. Luckily, being too stoned doesn’t have the same obvious dangers as being too drunk, for example, does. But anyone who’s eaten the quadruple-dose brownie on accident knows that being too stoned still isn’t fun. If you find yourself too high, there are a few steps you can take to ease yourself into a better state of mind.

  • Drink water. If you’re too high, you are probably really thirsty. Plus a glass of cold water can be grounding.
  • Remind yourself that the cannabis won’t be in your system forever—this, too, shall pass. As unpleasant as it is right now, it gets better.
  • If you can, try to sleep. Most cannabis consumers find that too much simply leads them straight to bed. And sleeping while stoned generally produces more vivid dreams, which is fun.
  • If you can’t sleep, soothing music can also help ground you and pass the time while you wait it out.
  • Some people say that lemons can help turn down the volume on too-heavy cannabis consumption. So if you’re having a bad time, sip on some lemonade and see if that helps.

What’s the difference between Indica and Sativa?

This is a more complicated question than people realize. These terms originate from growers classifying the growth of plants. Certain types of plants grow shorter, stockier, broader leaves (Indica), while other plants grow longer, skinnier leaves (Sativa). Those terms have been taken to indicate certain effects of the strain. The best way to remember this difference we like to say Indica gives you an “in da couch” feeling while Sativa is more uplifting.
Further research has indicated that the effects we generally classify as “sativa” and “indica” have less to do with that classification and more to do with flavor profiles from terpenes. For example, citrusy, grapefruit flavors tend to be stimulating and great for mornings. Whereas lavender or pine flavors tend to be much more relaxing and beneficial for evenings. Terpenes are found in everything, it’s the essence of flavor. That’s why we enjoy grapefruit or lemon in the morning to wake us up. The same is true of your cannabis! If you’re unsure how a certain strain works, ask your budtender!

Shatter? Crumble? Wax? Pull ‘n’ Snap? Clear? What do all these terms mean?

These are all different words to describe the consistency of cannabis concentrates. Concentrates, or extracts (or dabs, or oil, or errl, or hash—yeah, it has a lot of names) can come in a lot of different shapes and sizes, so to speak. Each extraction method yields vastly different results. “Shatter” refers to a hard consistency that literally shatters when you try to bend it. “Crumbles” tend to be the texture of brown sugar, or drier. Anything wetter than brown sugar and it’s usually labeled a “wax” or even a “sugar wax”. “Pull ‘n’ snap” concentrates do just that: instead of shattering, they can be stretched like taffy until it snaps apart. “Clear” concentrates are the consistency of honey and get their name from their purity. “Clear” oil is derived from a solvent-free, steam distillation. This method can create some of the most potent forms concentrates.  For the most part, all of these labels are fairly subjective. There is no definitive line in the sand between a pull ‘n’ snap and a shatter or a crumble and a wax. In a single yield, the producer can get several different consistencies and those consistencies can change depending on a number of factors, especially temperature. What was once a shatter while sitting on our shelves, could very easily become a pull ‘n’ snap or a full-on soup if left in a pocket or a hot car for long enough.

You’re all out of a certain product. Why? When will you get more?

If we are sold out of a particular product you like, make sure you let your budtender know. Sometimes we run out and don’t order more because we don’t feel like it’s a popular enough product. But the majority of the time, if we run out and haven’t gotten any in for a while, it’s because cannabis is a local crop. Unlike Colgate toothpaste or even international companies like Dole Bananas, each batch of each strain must be grown, harvested, tested, packaged, and sold. Often, a grower harvests all of that strain, so it’ll be another grow period before you can get more of that particular strain by that particular grower. Sometimes growers stagger their harvest so they always have a multitude of different strains on hand, but even still: once the strain is sold out, it must be regrown before we can get any more of it. If you like something, stock up while we still have it, because cannabis—by nature—is an unpredictable industry.