Medical-marijuana ‘farmers’ market’ for downtown White Center

September 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm | In Health, West Seattle news, White Center | 14 Comments

From partner site White Center Now: Downtown WC is about to get its third medical-marijuana business. This one will be a “farmers-market-style” operation, Northwest Cannabis Market, at 9640 16th SW, open only on weekends for starters. Full details on WCN.

14 Comments

  1. This is really what my neighborhood needs. It’s a one stop shop, marijuana from a storefront and crack from the dealers out in the open a block south.

    Comment by Adam — 6:54 pm September 19, 2011 #

  2. ^ And D.A.R.E. claims another victim..

    Comment by austin — 6:46 am September 20, 2011 #

  3. Another truly bad idea. Complaints about how WC has gone downhill and the need to bring back a KCSD storefront officer but we allow yet another dope house to open?

    Comment by Craig — 7:13 am September 20, 2011 #

  4. I support full legalization, medical or recreational, and make that known every time I get a chance to vote on it. However, this quasi-legal business of dispensaries undeniably attracts a shady element to an already distressed neighborhood.

    Comment by Jeff — 7:22 am September 20, 2011 #

  5. So these establishments are somehow worse than the drunky bum bars that line 16th Ave? The medical marijuana business that opened in my neighborhood has not brought in any seedy elements, is a nice clean storefront and replaced a check cashing place that did bring in questionable characters. The only people I have seen going in or out of this “dope house” are little old ladies.

    Comment by RickM — 7:31 am September 20, 2011 #

  6. The crack heads where there 1st, they deal on the street in broad daylight, they do it in front of familys and children. They dont hide it. The medical marijuana business are providing
    a service for people in need of YES medication for a illness. These store have security and cameras watching people come and go. But I guess liquor store is okay Right, what kills more people each year. Don’t hear anyone complaining about opening up another liquor store. People pass these medical marijuana business everyday and don’t even know it. People are afraid to go get there medication because of what people will think. In white center alone there are 5 bars and one medical shop. Where is the problem really coming from. The bars have been there how long? The new shop just arrived.

    Comment by Hope — 9:01 am September 20, 2011 #

  7. You said it best jeff.

    Comment by delusionalrichard — 9:34 am September 20, 2011 #

  8. I guess we will not be going to Full Tilt Ice Cream with our soccer team after games anymore!!!

    Comment by NKB — 2:21 pm September 20, 2011 #

  9. NKB, really?

    There is a bar two doors down from Full Tilt. I have seen people who are loud, drunk, and possibly violent spilling out of its doors all hours of the day and evening. I can’t believe that you would find that as acceptable behavior around your kids team, but couldn’t tolerate a small, quiet storefront that is across the street. Especially considering most patients would probably be as scared of the seedy people around the neighborhood as you are of them!

    Comment by Holly — 2:47 pm September 20, 2011 #

  10. The problem with WC is bars not mmj patients. i find it funny you would take your soccer team down there next to pappas pub but mmj patients are too much. get your facts straight i am an iraq vet and mmj has helped me tons. by the way dispencaries in wc hosted petitions to bring the kc sheriff back. were any of those scummy bars doing that

    Comment by nick — 2:53 pm September 20, 2011 #

  11. Jeff and delusionalrichard, the convenience stores, drug stores, grocery stores, bars and liquor stores in White Center and on Delridge have more problem customers and loiters than any of the medical cannabis dispensaries combined in all of Seattle. As such, your assertion that a medical cannabis dispensary “attracts a shady element” more so than any other business type is actually completely deniable. Have you ever been inside a dispensary or do you understand the operational model of a medical cannabis dispensary? I doubt it. Your senseless assumptions about the majority of patients who utilize medical cannabis dispensaries is woefully antiquated and perpetuates the difficulty these legitimate patients you brand as “shady” have in obtaining medically proven pain management medicines.

    Comment by BAM — 6:18 pm September 20, 2011 #

  12. “I guess we will not be going to Full Tilt Ice Cream with our soccer team after games anymore!!!”

    That’s probably a good idea given all that sugar, Fat and Cholesterol will eventualy kill you.

    Comment by Paul — 12:20 am September 21, 2011 #

  13. Bam…….bizarre .. I bet you really believe what you’re saying. Have a hit for me. I had to quit when my rolled ankle healed up.

    On a side note I believe there to be people who must obtain this pain relieving medication. As someone in the medical field I believe the benefits out weigh the side effects. Which I cannot say about many pain relievers. However, have you been to the liquor store on 15th (maybe 14th, I’m poor with streets) it has alcoholics sitting outside of it. I know this because us bank is there and when I park to us the atm I think twice about locking up. Seafair this year I stopped in and sure enough one tried to mummble out a beg or whatever…..with how easy it is to abuse the permit, I promise u there will be a different crowd hanging around then if it where a toy or shoe store.

    Comment by delusionalrichard — 12:52 pm September 21, 2011 #

  14. Delisionalrichard: while nobody can fault you for wanting a safe neighborhood, I think you’re either missing the point or hinging your position on a very inaccurate assumption about the environments these safe access points create. While anyone who has even the slightest bit of information or experience on the matter is aware of both marijuana’s efficacy and safety, there seems to be a bit of a reefer madness streak running through conversations about dispensaries. When people compare collectives or dispensaries to liquor stores, they’re not saying it’s the same thing, they’re saying liquor stores are waaaay waaaay worse. Getting one’s hands on medical marijuana is not as easy as simply being 21 and stumbling in off the street. For most, getting marijuana off the street would be far easier, and you’re just not going to see these seedy folk you imagine wake up in an alley from a crack binge and roll into a medical marijuana dispensary. Furthermore, liquor inebriates and reduces inhibitions (promoting a tendency toward violence) while marijuana tends to heighten inhibitions more than reduce them and the story of a “reefer addict” going out and shooting people is just stupid. Nobody thinks that actually happens, unless of course the drug the person was actually addicted to was black market drug money. Anyway, point is, these are normal people with pain and sickness that an herb helps relieve. People like you need to stop making it even harder for these people to have a common sense, natural way to deal with their personal symptoms. They do not need your judgements nor your “not in my neighborhood” mentality. Once you’ve successfully eradicated every bar, liquor store, convenience store, grocery store, and pharmacy from White Center, you will no longer be a hypocrite and then we can talk.

    Comment by John — 3:40 pm September 23, 2011 #

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