The Green Door
April 28, 2011 § 1 Comment
The Green Door is located in the International District at 1207 S.Jackson St (12th and Jackson). Accessible from many points in inner Seattle (including the somewhat untapped Capitol Hill) it sits in a public and secure parking lot surrounded by a yellow two-story building. If you stand facing away from the street, look to the right hand corner. On the bottom floor you’ll see a green door with white lettering stating ‘Members Only’.
The waiting room is one of the more dignified atmospheres you come across in Washington’s co-op scene. Wood floors and minimalist art hangings are enjoyed next to leather couches and the usual magazines. A poster-size display in the corner sported the weekly special, Super Silver Girl. It included a statement from the grower and a list of its medicinal uses. You can read more about Super Silver Girl in their menu.
The owner passes most of their medicine along at a donation of 10$ a gram. A few strains will raise to 12$, and rarely 15$ according to Sean. He says this will always reflect the grower’s donation, not an increased profit. If you decide to visit this co-op, don’t forget the first time patient’s free pre-roll and Green Door jar. Patients who return a second time come home with a Green Door t-shirt in their size as well.
The two standouts outside of buds were the vegetable glycerin based tinctures, made with organic Jade (Indica). Light honey taste, pleasant texture and fast acting. Second, a pleasantly unique line of edibles. I started my visit off with a sample of the great tasting beef jerky, and saw burritos, lasagna, suckers, and a variety of chocolates behind the counter
They also carry vaporizers and simple hand pipes made from high-quality pyrex. Sean explained each bud, never touching with his bare hands, in detail. Information on the grower and their practices-each of whom he knew a great amount of detail about. Beyond the owner’s descriptions, behind him was a large HD TV streaming live magnified video of each bud we discussed.
Tonight I tried ‘Attica Gold’. A couple hits of this Sativa left me relaxed but mentally stimulated, made a great transition from a weekend of spreading myself thin. Was finally able to sit still and focus on just a few tasks at a time. Smelled of lemon marinated in cinnamon and spice, I though of warm holiday drinks despite the sharpness of the aroma. Second up was their grow of Purple Urkel. Maybe because a good representation of this varietal have been hard to find, but I never tire of it. Classic ‘Purple’ bouqet, and long-lasting effects that were supremely relaxing and mentally uplifting. Left a soft glow with great sustain and no hangover.
The care for detail didn’t stop at the pleasant interior or immaculate buds. The owner discussed his business structure and goal of integrity in detail. Green Door is a licensed business that insures everything from themselves to the medicine, and all taxes are paid where applicable. Patients can feel secure not only in the location, but the thoroughness of the paper work. You will be signing a provider form every time you visit, but returning patients only have to do the initial paper work once. They are open 10-7 every day and can be reached at 206-618-7133. Also, check out their attractive website and this link to the owner on a 94.9 KUOW panel discussing medical Cannabis .
p.s.- When you’re in the ID don’t forget to pick up the local fare. The Bahn Mi (Vietnamese sandwich) runs around $2.50, and is crazy delicious. If you’re not a chump, you go to Saigon Vietnam Deli at 1200 South Jackson Street. Not to be confused with Saigon Deli a few blocks away.