The Stranger: It's 4/20 and I just read this listicle on Thrillist, "The 8 Best Legal Pot Shops in Seattle," and it touches on a pot shop that's (sadly) getting ready to close its doors (Vela), one in Burien of all places, and another that's kind of like the WalMart of pot shops (Uncle Ike's)—it's not bad, and most of us have been forced to go there at one point or another for whatever reason—but why prop up the biggie when you could give a shout-out to a shop that is far more in need of some foot traffic…Read More
"The name Ganja Goddess brings to mind a beautiful woman sitting in a garden of Eden full of colorful Kush plants blessing you with her bountiful harvest of sensamilia. Upon walking into the shop; “beautiful” is definitely one of the first words you’ll think of. Being one of Seattle’s first recreational marijuana shops (open in Nov 2014) qualifies the goddess’s harvest as “bountiful” to say the least. The staff of Ganja Goddess goal is to be a Pioneer in the Cannabis industry. It’s great to see a group of people who genuinely care about the growth of the industry and customer experience above making a lot of money. And nestled in Seattle’s SODO district they have no shortage of competition. But everyone who works there says the same thing. They say that their competition isn’t competition but comrades. Don’t get me wrong. Ganja Goddess would love to have your money. What they want more than your money is to give you incredible value, service, and product for that money."Read More
We spotted this curious cannabis product some time ago, sitting behind the crystal clear glass display case at Ganja Goddess in SODO. If you have never been to Ganja Goddess, do it. Old world brick exposed, with beautiful shiny chandeliers hanging dearly from the ceiling. You will feel warm.Read More
Tara Wells, founder of Ganja Goddess, Seattle’s first woman-owned pot shop, concurs: “I want everyone, the minute they walk in, to feel good,” she says. While her clientele is as diverse as the city, the shop does try to appeal to a feminine audience. Historically, “women haven’t been as comfortable going into cannabis places,” she says. “We’re trying to make it as comfortable, as beautiful, as possible.”Read More
New York Times Magazine: That’s my regular place. You walk in and you see everybody: housewives, Rastafarian guys with dreadlocks, college students, guys in suits, a winemaker, everybody. I’m not a big smoker, but the idea is that we have the personal freedom to do it if we want. Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean you have to partake. Just because cake is legal doesn’t mean you have to shovel a whole load in your face.Read More
Thrillist: Opened in November of last year, this place earns points for its slogan “Taking Cannabis to a New High,” but mostly for slinging potent goodies like weed bonbons and oatmeal raisin cookies that will ironically just make you super-hungry for things like bonbons and cookies.Read More
High Above Seattle: She’s a beauty. Ganja Goddess opened for the first time earlier this month to little fanfare, but this little gem dazzles and sparkles in the sometimes drab Industrial District.
The first thing that caught our attention was the old world look of the interior, the exposed brick from a different time, the unrefined wooden wall in the back with a hand-painted cannabis leaf, the concrete floor, and those dangling chandeliers. This set the mood.
The Stranger: Allison: "The Barry White. Super relaxing, but also with a coffee feeling of alertness. Ooh, and it also sort of tastes like Boo Berry cereal."Read More