A medical marijuana superstore opened in Seattle over the weekend. It is by far the largest marijuana dispensary to operate in the city following the passage of Washington state’s Initiative 502.
Green Ambrosia, which opened Saturday, is a 5,200 square foot store standing along 15th Avenue in Ballard. It is home to a dozen marijuana plants, jars of dried pot, as well as cupcakes, cookies and gummy candy laced with marijuana.
“It is very, very, very large and it’s great. We can do things in that space that nobody else has really been able to do with medical marijuana in the city, or in the state,” Dante Jones, founder of Green Ambrosia, told MyNorthwest.com. “We have an energy drink, we have peanut butter and jelly, these cookies here are great for sleep. They’re great for pain as well. This blackberry crumble is for heavier dosage patients. It’s good for about eight hours of pain relief.”
Jones said he’s planning to add more marijuana products to the store and serve the general public once the state issues retailer licenses later this year. He added that he’s studied the provisions in Initiative 502 to make sure his business complies with all the expected requirements for retail, recreational marijuana sales.
“I see this being able to deliver the death hit to the black market,” said Jones. “It’s going to become something that is integrated into society in a positive way and the negative aspects are going to be overwhelmed by what industry and capitalism can do with it.”