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Fifth marijuana grow approved in North Kitsap; retailer relocating

The state approved a fifth marijuana grow in North Kitsap this week.

The Liquor and Cannabis Board issued licenses to recreational marijuana producer and processor Americanna Naturals on Tuesday. The company will be located at 26420 Pioneer Way NW, near Twelve Trees Business Park.

Americanna Naturals is the 15th producer/processor licensed in the county. A grow was approved in Kingston just last week.

In other marijuana business news, a retail store that had been licensed in Port Orchard has successfully changed its location to East Bremerton.

Fillabong, which also operates a shop in Silverdale, was originally approved for 4978 Mile Hill Drive. The store will now be located at 3249 Perry Ave.

Here’s an updated map of marijuana business licenses in Kitsap:

Marijuana grow licensed in North Kitsap

The Liquor and Cannabis board approved a recreational marijuana business last week for a space at Twelve Trees Business Park in North Kitsap.

The new producer/processor is called Sound Extracts.

It’s the twelfth marijuana production company licensed in the county. Unlike retail licenses, there is no cap on the number of producer and processor licenses the state will approve.

Silverdale gets a marijuana store

A recreational marijuana store is finally coming to Kitsap’s commercial hub.

The state Liquor and Cannabis Board has approved a Silverdale store called Fillabong, located at 2839 NW Kitsap Place, just east of the mall. It’s the first recreational store approved in Central Kitsap, though there are a few medical dispensaries in the area.

The addition of Fillabong brings Kitsap’s count of licensed pot stores to 11 (not counting the Suquamish Tribe’s Agate Dreams). The state plans to issue 20 retail licenses in the county.

Another 11 marijuana producers and processors are licensed in Kitsap.

Port Townsend marijuana processor moving to Kingston

A marijuana processor established in Port Townsend is moving to Kingston.

The state Liquor and Cannabis Board approved a location change for processor THC Express on Wednesday.

THC Express was located off Highway 20, just south of Port Townsend. It will shift its operation to a business park at  26121 Calvary Lane, off Bond Road.

 

THC Express is the 22nd recreational marijuana business in Kitsap, joining the county’s 10 established producer/processors and 11 retailers. It’s the first in the county to hold only a processor license. Other processors in Kitsap are also licensed as producers (growers).

In other cannabis news, retail sales of recreational marijuana dipped slightly in January, according to state records.

Click here for more marijuana industry posts.

Marijuana store approved in Gorst

Marijuana shops keep sprouting in the south end of Kitsap County.

Thursday the state Liquor and Cannabis Board approved a license for a recreational marijuana retailer called GreenX3, located at 4235 Olympic Drive W in Gorst.

Just last week a shop called Legal Marijuana Superstore got the green light on Bethel Road. 

The addition of GreenX3 brings Kitsap’s count of legal retailers to 10 (not including a tribal store in Suquamish). The state plans to issue up to 20 retail licenses in the county.

There are another 10 licensed producers/processors in the county.

Zoom in on the map above to see all the county’s licensed marijuana businesses.

‘Marijuana Superstore’ approved on Bethel

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A “Legal Marijuana Superstore” will become Port Orchard’s fourth recreational pot outlet.

The state Liquor and Cannabis Board approved the retailer Dec. 30. The store is located at 3610 Bethel Road SE.

A representative at Legal Marijuana Superstore said the company was still completing the buildout of its space and expected to open in about a month.

 

Legal Marijuana Superstore joins a cluster of retailers already established along the Bethel Corridor. Greenway Marijuana, Pot Zone (formerly Crockpot) and 420 Spot Shop all operate in the area.

The new store is Kitsap’s tenth legal marijuana retailer, including a tribally-owned store that opened this winter. Another 10 producers and processors are licensed in the county. (Zoom in on the map above to see all the business locations.)

Kitsap saw its first drop in legal marijuana sales in November. The state has yet to release sales figures for December.

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Suquamish Tribe opens marijuana store

UPDATE: Here’s our story on the opening.

The Suquamish Tribe’s marijuana store, called Agate Dreams, opened for business this week, according to a Facebook post:

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The tribe recently entered into a compact with the state creating guidelines for regulating legalized marijuana on tribal land.

The Squaxin Island Tribe in Shelton signed a similar compact and opened a marijuana store in November.

The Suquamish store is located at 15915 Highway 305, next to the Texaco station. The enterprise is being operated as a subsidiary of Port Madison Enterprises, the tribe’s business arm.

We’ll have more on this story soon.

These are Kitsap’s highest grossing marijuana shops

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Pacific Cannabis on Callow Avenue. Josh Farley photo.

Kitsap County’s legal marijuana marketplace is still in its infancy, but total sales now easily top $1 million each month and are growing rapidly.

The handful of shops approved over the summer are just beginning to compete with the four established stores opened last year. The Suquamish Tribe is expected to open a store within the next month.

Some of those new stores quickly climbed the ranks of top grossing marijuana businesses in the county.

Here’s a look at the top five recreational marijuana stores in Kitsap County in September, based on total sales reported: 

  1. HWY 420, Bremerton — $305,616
  2. Crock Pot, Port Orchard — $254,148
  3. Paper & Leaf, Bainbridge Island — $243,724*
  4. Greenway, Port Orchard — $164,788
  5. Pacific Cannabis Company, Bremerton — $161,890*

(* Opened in June 2015 or later.)

Sales reported by legal marijuana businesses are actually available for public inspection, for anyone who wants to spend a lot of time staring at Excel spreadsheets.

The state Liquor and Cannabis board publishes revenue so banks can check money deposited by marijuana businesses against revenue being reported to the state and flag potential fraud. Whether marijuana businesses can find a bank to take their money is another story.

The graphic below gives a more in-depth view of marijuana sales trends in the county:

Third marijuana shop approved in Bremerton

A recreational marijuana retailer approved by the state last week will be the third to open in Bremerton and the second on Callow Avenue.

The new store is called The Reef. It’s located at 1107 N Callow Ave., Suite C, near the 7-Eleven.

The state Liquor and Cannabis Board approved The Reef’s retailer license Friday.

The Reef is the second pot shop to open in West Bremerton. Pacific Cannabis Company debuted at 625 N Callow Ave. in July.

The state licensed Destination Hwy 420 in East Bremerton in August. A store called HWY 420 is located on Charleston Beach Road, just outside city limits.

The addition of The Reef brings our count of Kitsap marijuana stores to eight. There are also 10 licensed growers in the county. Expand the map above or click here to see all the locations.

The Suquamish Tribe expects to open a marijuana shop on Highway 305 by November.

Bainbridge marijuana store welcomes tribal competition

Paper_Leaf_IMG_6115_webAfter news broke the Suquamish Tribe would be entering the recreational marijuana market this fall, I was interested in gauging the reaction of the nearest state-licensed marijuana retailer.

That retailer is Paper & Leaf, a marijuana store that opened on Bainbridge Island in June. The Suquamish marijuana shop will be located about three miles north of Paper & Leaf on Highway 305.

In an email, Paper & Leaf co-owner Brendan Hill said he sees the tribe’s entry into the industry as part of a groundswell of support for legalized marijuana:

Personally, we are excited to see interest in the legalized retail recreational marijuana landscape expanding.  As one of the fastest growing new industries in Washington, we feel grateful to be invested in a business model that can welcome others with open arms. 

When my partner, Steve Kessler, and I made the decision to open Paper & Leaf, it was because we had a unique vision for the store. We wanted to create a welcoming, artistic atmosphere that reflected both of our personalities and individual interests—as well as that of the community of Bainbridge Island—which we are fortunate enough to call home.

Judging by public response and consumer feedback, we’ve been successful in meeting this goal, and we feel confident in the unparalleled experience we are able to offer our customers.

With that being said, we have no concerns on the pending opening of any retail cannabis shop, as each new store is further testament to the increase in market demand and the public’s evolving opinion of cannabis in the main stream.

As more shops open, consumers not only benefit, but also the farmers and ecosystem of cannabis as a whole. We wish all those entering the market the best of luck in their new business venture.