GreensideRecRibbonAnim Click image to see larger animated gif. Photos by Scott Schaefer.[/caption] On Saturday (Oct. 25) just after Noon, a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the first legal pot store in Des Moines, as Greenside Recreational opened for business at 23407 Pacific Highway South. Mayor Dave Kaplan wielded the large scissors, along with co-owner Seth Simpson and staff, as a line of around 20 people waited to get in to buy the area’s first legal Cannabis. “Greenside’s focus is to provide a wide variety of products to suit the cannaoisseur,” reads an announcement. The woman in charge of the product selection is Alison Draisin, a local Cannabis expert. She is a member of ‘Women of Weed,’ a trade organization. She resides on the judges panel for the High Times Cannabis Cup and is the owner of Ettalews, an award winning medible company. “I’ve been with Greenside since the beginning. Their first medical store was my first place my medicated edibles were available to patients.” Greenside owners Seth Simpson and David Ahl are committed to providing medical Marijuana as long as possible in Seattle. “We stand behind the medicine, but understand that change is quickly approaching. Greenside Recreational is our answer.” The new store is open 7 days a week from Noon – 7 p.m., and they serve up smokeables, edibles and accessories. For more information:

Greenside Recreational 23407 Pacific Hwy S Des Moines, WA 98198 (Map This) (206) 878-6470

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a matter of strange coincidence, the frame number for the exact moment the ribbon was cut was #420, a popular code in the cannabis culture.