Seattle is the biggest city in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, largely due to its good economy and high standards of living. Seattle is also seen as a cool cultured city, as it is the home of musicians like Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix. Recreational use was legalized in Washington, but there are some restrictions that still remain.
Cannabis Laws in Washington
In 2012 Initiative 502 legalized marijuana use in the state of Washington. There are, however, some laws that still remain. You need to be 21 years old in order to buy cannabis legally. You are allowed to purchase up to one ounce (32 grams) of marijuana and up to 16 ounces (453 grams) of edibles, at a time. Marijuana is also only sold at licensed retailers, most of them only accept cash due to some issues with federal laws and banks.
Despite marijuana being legal, you are not allowed to smoke in public. Driving while under the influence of cannabis is also not allowed and can result in harsh legal penalties. It is also illegal to take marijuana outside of the state of Washington.
Best Weed Dispensaries in Seattle
- Have a Heart Greenwood: This dispensary has a great selection of weed related products. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. It is generally considered to be one of the best shops in town and it is frequented by locals. The opening hours are from 8 AM to 11:45 PM every day.
- GreenWorks Cannabis Lake City: This dispensary is located on 11064 Lake City Way and it is also open from 8 AM to 11:45 PM every day. What sets this shop apart from the rest are the competitive prices. Legal cannabis is of good quality, but it can often be quite expensive, luckily here the prices are competitive.