Tacoma Cross, a medical marijuana co-op, is preparing to open its first Seattle dispensary at 24th and Madison in the next couple weeks. The co-op has already been making deliveries from the location since they received their license three months ago.
CHS learned about the shop when the BottleNeck Lounge tweeted about the dispensary opening “right on top of us.” Will, an upper manager at Tacoma Cross, said the co-op tries to be a good neighbor.
“We try not to impact the area around us except in a positive way,” he said. The co-op does not produce any of the medicine, clothing, glass or other products themselves, instead sourcing what they can from people in the Tacoma area. The co-op also teaches classes for people who want to grow their own marijuana.
Eight people connected to Tacoma Cross were charged with felonies last year after seven of their homes were raided. In the end, five people pleaded guilty to lesser misdemeanor charges and were let off without suspended or deferred jail sentences.
“After a year in court, we finally beat it,” said Will. He noted that the dispensary was never raided, only the homes of those connected with Tacoma Cross.
Until the shop opens fully, people can become members of the co-op by visiting the Tacoma location, which has been open since 2009. Here’s a video giving a tour of the Tacoma space and its amenities: