Stop By Kush Klub In Shoreline For Fresh GreenRush Products!

Northern Seattle contains many recreational cannabis retailers. Kush Klub in Shoreline is one that stands out for its phenomenal menu selection, and welcoming atmosphere. Without a doubt this a shop that always carries a myriad of GreenRush products. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, you never know when inclement weather may strike and leave you stranded at home. Best to stock-up on your cannabis goodies now!

As we said, these folks love GreenRush! They currently have our pre-rolls, extracts, and flower. For extracts they’re still carrying Apple Jacks and Hawaiian Punch in our Gold Standard syringes. For flower they have our Comatose, Blue Rush OG, and Blue Dream ( they’re all fire but we recommend the Comatose.) Shop Kush Klub’s full menu daily to see any updates on new products that come and go faster than you’d think.

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Frequently Asked Questions—Kush Klub

Who can buy Recreational Cannabis products?

Anyone who is 21 years or older can purchase products at our store with the proper identification. Minors can’t go into stores or any state-licensed cannabis businesses. Please bring a VALID identification card.

What products are right for me?

Everyone is different and has a whole array of different needs, preferences, tolerance levels, methods of in take and so on, it is best to consult your budtender for assistance finding your balance and the most preferable way to use recreational cannabis.

Do we accept debit cards or credit cards?

Kush Klub is a cash-only facility. We do not currently accept any form of credit cards or debit cards, but we do have an ATM on site for your convenience. We are working on accepting debit cards in the future.

Can I consume cannabis at Kush Klub?

We ask that all recreational marijuana based products DO NOT get consumed on site or close by, also all packages must remain closed while in the store. This includes vaporizer cartridges.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

There may be health risks associated with consumption of the product. Smoking is hazardous to your health. Should not be used by women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults twenty one and older. keep out of reach of children Marijuana can impair concentration, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. This product is infused with marijuana or active compounds of Marijuana.

The Cannabis Industry Is Striving For Increased Diversity

recent report on cannabis industry diversity was released by New Frontier Data with help from the women activist group  Women Grow. The report surveyed 1700 people. On gender diversity, the report concluded that women have 57 percent majority ownership and 30 percent have complete ownership. These numbers are meaningful and show a huge push towards gender equality within the cannabis industry, according to Green Rush Daily.

Bethany Rondeau is one of these women, she owns and operates Falcanna. Falcanna started as a craft medical cannabis farm and became a tier-three farm, the largest type of cannabis producer in the state. Rondeau doesn’t want her success to be tied to the fact that’s she’s a woman, but thinks it’s great women get to shine in the industry.

“That’s not what I hang my hat on,” Rondeau says.

New Frontier Data’s report concluded racial diversity is something that needs to be balanced. Only one percent of over 3000 owned cannabis dispensaries are owned by black people, according to a 2016 BuzzFeed report. A problem with a majority white-owned cannabis industry is white people are the least likely to suffer from the legal ramifications that surround cannabis.

Pot prohibition started in the 1930’s when Harry Anslinger used misplaced tribalism and racist attitudes dealing with Mexican immigration to fuel anti-cannabis rhetoric. Today, black and Hispanic men are three times as likely to be arrested for pot-related reasons even though pot use is relatively similar between white and black people. Solutions for the cannabis industries’ diversity imbalance are being experimented with in Oakland, California, Rolling Stone reports.

Oakland is rolling out an Equity Permit Program that prioritizes medical marijuana licenses go to communities that have been disproportionately damaged by the war on drugs. To qualify for the program you must have a marijuana-related conviction on your record or have lived in areas that have experienced a disproportionate amount of law enforcement attention. NORML reports. The goal of this program is to knock down barriers keeping minorities from gaining entry into the cannabis industry. These barriers include policy, funding, and education, Jesce Horton told Rolling Stone. Horton founded the Minority Cannabis Business Association.

One example of how the Equity Permit Program will bound these hurdles is through a business incubator to provide applicants with the capital and space needed to launch a cannabis dispensary. Bank won’t deal with cannabis because it’s still federally illegal, so business loans are out of the question. Grassroots movements like the Hood Incubator are aimed at helping usher in new black owners into the cannabis industry as well. It’s basically a finance and business boot camp, designed to give people all the fundamentals, acumen and capital needed to start and run a successful business, Rolling Stone reports. The Equity Permit Program is the first of its kind, but it’s not without its criticisms. There will only be eight licenses handed out in the first year, four of which have to be given to Equity Permit applicants.

That number is too small to let the industry grow properly, Horton says. Oakland’s medical marijuana officials know the program isn’t perfect. All they can do is focus on each problem as it arises and takes solace in the fact they’re allowing scorned cannabis users to step out of the shadows with the rest of the industry.

Read More About Cannabis Prohibition

  • Marijuana Prohibition Was Racist From The Start. Not Much Has Changed via The Huffington Post

  • 60 Years of Prohibition via NORML

Read About Black Owned Cannabis Businesses

  • 17 Black-Owned Cannabis Businesses You Should Know via Official Black Wallstreet
  • 12 Minority-Owned Cannabis Businesses That Are Shaping the Industry via Leafly

More Reading About Diversity Within Cannabis

  • What’s It Like Being Black in the White-Dominated Weed Industry via Complex
  • The case for drug war “reparations” via Vice News

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

BioTrack/MJ Freeway Seed-To-Sale News Update

Washington’s recreational cannabis industry is about to hit a huge speed bump. The Washington Liquor and Control Board (WLCB) requires a mandatory seed-to-sale tracking system be used for all cannabis products. Since the Fall of 2013, the WLCB used BioTrack THC as their seed-to-sale software provider, but as of the November 1st their contract with the WLCB is up and plans to replace BioTrack’s services have not gone according to plan.

Back in April, it was announced that the WLCB wouldn’t renew BioTrack’s contract and would instead shop out the contract. However, BioTrack opted out of the newest bid because BioTrack’s CEO Patrick Vo was “uncomfortable” with the bidding terms, The Cannabist reports. Vo isn’t certain the bidding contract laid out by the WLCB meets the Cole Memo’s standard. The Cole Memo is a document drafted by former U.S. Attorney General James Cole. It allows the recreational sale of cannabis under strict guidelines that must be adhered to without question; such as not selling to minors or criminal organizations; per Leafly.

The contract was awarded to MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data Systems, a Denver based software provider. Originally the WLCB predicted a two-day limbo when BioTrack’s replacement was implemented. It’s now being reported that by the WLCB that MJ Freeway’s system will not be operational until January 2018.

This blackout period could cause real damage to the cannabis industry. If it occurs, businesses will either contract third-party data tracking outfits like Green Bits or WeedTraQR. Businesses that can’t afford third party tracking services will be forced to manually input sales and inventory data on paper spreadsheets, The Stranger reports. This significantly increases the chance of making mistakes when tracking product. The WLCB can fine, suspend or revoke licenses for traceability mistakes.

BioTrack/MJ Freeway Seed-To-Sale News Update

There’s been dispute on why the WLCB didn’t renegotiate with BioTrack to avoid this entire situation. WLCB representative Brain Smith told The Stranger their aggressive attempts at renegotiating with BioTrack were met with questions rather than “proposed solutions.” There is some truth to Smith’s statement, but there’s more to the story.

Vo wrote an open letter to the cannabis industry explaining BioTrack’s position in regard to renegotiations with the WLCB. VO attached personal emails between him and WLCB members and other documents dealing with the situation.

On the week of August 21, 2017, After MJ Freeway was awarded the new contract, BioTrack began dumping data to be swapped onto the MJ Freeway system. During this process, an email was sent from MJ Freeway’s Leaf Data System’s to several Washington cannabis licensees, it contained sensitive data not publicly available. Vo confirmed this with CEO of WeedTraQR, David Busby.

Busby and several other cannabis business owners conducted a private investigation of the email and concluded the data was hacked from state databases, Vo writes. If MJ Feeway’s system is compromised, BioTrack can be compromised as well by sharing a digital space with them. This is extra dangerous for software company’s whose entire business model depends on tight cyber security.

The WLCB scoffed at these claims, calling the email a “spoof” and “fake news,” Vo writes. BioTrack requested a third-party security check be performed on MJ Freeway’s system. The WLCB told Vo the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) conducted a security scan, but declined to give BioTrack physical documentation of the security check’s results.

On October 17, the WLCB offered BioTrack a four-month extension while MJ Feeway gets it together. Vo won’t work with the WLCB until his security concerns are resolved In order for BioTrack to move forward with a contract extension, the WLCB and OCIO would have to address the following three points.

1. “The letter does not provide a date for when the review was performed. No review can provide any assurances about current system security if it was performed before the “spoof” email was sent to licensees.”

2. “The letter states that it was the security design that was reviewed; the system itself did not undergo generally accepted security audit testing. That is like the difference between, “Patrick, we reviewed the airplane design you drew on paper and the design should fly,” versus, “Patrick we tested the actual plane you built and it successfully flew.”

3. “Finally, the OCIO’s online project dashboard’s OCIO Assessment reads, “user authentication requirements and Security Design Review increase risk due to imminent project implementation deadline” (emphasis mine) for 07/13/2017, 07/27/2017, 08/22/017, and 09/15/2017. Now, I don’t know what this means, and to be fair I only just found this today and have not given the WSLCB an opportunity to help me understand what this comment means, but my current interpretation is that on each of those dates, the Security Design Review continued to increase the risk that the project would not be completed on time because the review remained ongoing as the system was being developed.”

Vo’s suspicions of MJ Freeway’s cyber security are justified. Their systems were breached in January which lead to 1000 stores across 23 states to suspend sales temporarily and part of their source code being posted on a Reddit forum, The Stranger reports.

Vo hopes that differences can be solved by the deadline, but will not risk his company’s integrity and his employee’s future to squeeze the WLCB out of a hole they stuck themselves in.

*GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.