Marijuana retailer approved for Bainbridge

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A company called Paper and Leaf was given the green light this week to become Bainbridge Island’s first recreational marijuana retailer.

The state Liquor Control Board approved the shop’s license Tuesday. The business will open at 8040 Day Road, sharing a building with the island’s first licensed marijuana grow. 

The Day Road industrial area is the only area of Bainbridge where marijuana businesses are allowed.

Brendan Hill and Steven Kessler are partners in the retail shop. Kessler previously ran a pet training business but is now focused on getting the marijuana store up and running.

“Both Brendan and I live on the island, we have kids on the island, and we felt it was very important that folks like us open this store,” Kessler told the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal in May. “Our entire business model is about making this legitimate.”

As it stands now, the state plans to authorize only one marijuana retailer on the island. License allocations could change as medical marijuana providers are rolled into the recreational system. 

Paper and Leaf is the twelfth recreational marijuana business approved in Kitsap. Expand the map above, or click here, to see all the I-502 business locations.

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