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Who Needs a License? Recreational Marijuana Industry in Seattle Already Selling
Washington State just issued its’ first legal marijuana business license yesterday. While this news creates a monumental date in the states’s history and makes it official, in reality – the Seattle legal marijuana industry has been off and running for months with two businesses selling recreational marijuana.
The Winterlife Co-op is a marijuana delivery service operating in the greater Seattle area. Appropriate for the outdoorsy vibe of the Pacific Northwest, everyone who works for the delivery service uses an name of a critter as an alias. Bear, Otter, Deer, Racoon, and Snowy Owl, to name a few. In addition, the business donates a portion of its profits to South Sound Critter Care, an organization that care of and rehabilitates orphaned and injured wildlife.
You do not need to be medical marijuana patient to order from Winterlife. All you need is an ID that shows you are 21 years of age or older. This information, along with a frequently updated daily menu, can be found on their website (www.winterlifecoop.com). For connoisseurs of cannabis, Winterlife is like a candy store. Not only do they carry a variety of flowers: Indicas, Sativas and hybrid, but you may also purchase marijuana infused edibles such as chocolate bars, truffles, and cookies. In addition, you can purchase vaporizers, glass pipes, bubblers and other accessories.
Winterlife is not the only recreational marijuana business already selling. Club Raccoons, another Seattle delivery service, uses bicycles as their preferred transportation. Club Raccoons does not have a website but communicates through Twitter.
So how is all of this possible? Aren’t these operations legal? Aren’t laws being broken?
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