After a soft opening for friends and fans last week, Herbal Nation celebrated its Grand Opening today with a “Green Carpet Event” catering to an upscale clientele. The Northshore’s first retail shop for recreational marijuana expected a large crowd as they launched festivities and welcomed customers to their Bothell storefront at noon. Herbal Nation should fill a gaping hole in Washington’s recreational cannabis community, as cities here have generally been slow to implement changes associated with Initiative 502, which legalized possession of marijuana for adults 21 and older. Though retail establishments licensed to sell recreational marijuana could begin doing so last month on July 8, only one other store in the Seattle area is currently open for business, and it comes with the disclaimer that cannabis products are often unavailable due to supply issues at the state level. Let’s hope Herbal Nation is stocked and ready for the surging demand.
Herbal Nation is located at 19302 Bothell-Everett Highway in Bothell. Click here to read their press release, and check back here to find updates, interviews, and more information.