Who wants to sell marijuana? First West Seattle retail application

December 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

Thanks to Mike for the tip: The state’s second weekly list of recreational-marijuana business applicants (linked from this page) includes the first application for a retail location in West Seattle, for A Green Life, at 5435 California SW, same site as the storefront that’s been home to several medical-marijuana outlets in the past few years.

There are also two additional West Seattle filings for marijuana-growing licenses – Northwest Medicinal at 5420 26th SW and R&B Group at 3601 W. Marginal Way SW, same address as the Evergreen Herbal application reported here last week; R&B is also seeking a processor license. The state is midway through a one-month period of accepting applications from those wishing to become involved in the recreational-marijuana industry enabled by voters’ passage last year of Initiative 502. Next list is due out next Tuesday.


  1. We don’t use MJ but I hope A Green Life gets a license. I was worried an MMJ store in the neighborhood would be a portent of ill omens but the store has been a really nice neighbor. I

    Comment by MrElliott — 5:27 pm December 3, 2013 #

  2. “Marijuana” is a slang term invented to be derogatory like “smack” or “blow”


    The term Cannabis incorporates all uses of the plant.

    If your goal is to use shock value verbiage, consider something out of date like “reefer” or “the pot”

    Comment by vincent — 6:43 pm December 3, 2013 #

  3. @MrElliott: A Green Life won’t be a medical store, it will be a recreational cannabis store.

    It remains to be seen how that will affect neighborhoods differently than the current crop of dispensaries, but time will tell.

    Hopefully the new tenant will put a little more effort into creating a storefront atmosphere that doesn’t frighten the neighbors.

    Certainly a start would be to clean up and maintain the adjacent vacant lot or to coordinate with whomever owns that lot to get it done. If you recall, earlier in the year a woman was sexually assaulted right next to that lot when a guy jumped out and grabbed her.

    Comment by iamseriodotus — 11:18 am December 4, 2013 #

  4. I hope Northwest Medicinal realizes 2 things: 1) that address is under the 1000′ boundary for public parks, and this is recreational, not medicinal!

    Comment by k2 — 2:00 pm December 4, 2013 #

  5. What park is 1000′ from this location?

    Comment by DEH — 2:58 pm December 4, 2013 #

  6. I’m sure there’s a lot of money in one of these jobs. This industry has been booming for forever, and I don’t imagine that ending anytime soon.

    Comment by Zack Byrnes — 11:07 pm December 4, 2013 #

  7. From the looks of things, the closest park is Fairmount Park but it seems to be over the 1000′ threshold no matter what route you take.

    Comment by iamseriodotus — 8:24 am December 9, 2013 #

  8. If the above address is correct, Northwest Medicinal’s address is on a residential street less than half a block away from Cottage Grove and Greg Davis parks, as well as a block from the Longfellow Creek trail. Do grow operations need to be in a zoned biz or industrial district?

    Comment by lk — 12:54 am December 18, 2013 #

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