Odor has Capitol Hill medical marijuana dispensary on the move

It’s not your typical CHS classified ad:

Turns out, the Capitol Hill Patient Group decided to pack it up from their 14th Ave home after complaints from another business in the area. Here are details from a friend of CHPG:

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The ventilation connected to the neighbors and they said they could smell the medical marijuana coming into their vents . I honestly think they just didn’t like us there . They said they could smell it even when we were completely out . We double bagged it and put it in air tight jars but the smell still somehow went through the vents . We burned candles and incense , even bought a carbon filter to clean the air but still got complaints . He kept complaining to the landlord .  Maybe it did smell , who knows . If it really did we didn’t want to be negatively effecting his business , that’s not fair to him . We decided we didn’t want to be a burden to anyone so we asked the landlord if we could just get out of the lease and move out . We sadly just cleaned everything out on Tuesday . We’d love to stay and continue helping patients in the Capitol Hill neighborhood but we don’t want to be in a situation where we’re not welcome . We want to be good neighbors.

Now, before you start blowing smoke at neighboring Spinasse, we have it on good authority that it wasn’t the popular restaurant behind the complaints. The real issue, here, is the new set of challenges facilities like these face integrating into the neighborhood. Another business owner on the street said more than one tenant in the area had complained.

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For CHPG, the hunt for a new Capitol Hill home is the focus. They’re looking for a retail space with a monthly rent around $2,500. Can they find a new home on the Hill?

Other players from Capitol Hill’s green wave of medical marijuana providers soldier on and new businesses emerge. It’s an independent space with no multinational corporations, yet, making designs to profit off the wave. And the city seems to still have the momentum necessary to change the ways that cannabis is taxed and regulated. Some providers like CHS provider advertiser Apothecary Seattle — who just put this fancy new sign on Broadway — even seem to be thriving if this recent Seattle Weekly write-up is any indication.

Meanwhile, Capitol Hill Patient Group isn’t the first place to emanate a specific odor on Capitol Hill. You may have noticed Elysian’s hoppy wafts or the toasted loveliness of Vita’s beans from time to time. The smell of your friendly neighborhood dispensary? That may take some time to get used to.

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5 thoughts on “Odor has Capitol Hill medical marijuana dispensary on the move

  1. Of the Apothecary’s I have visited around town this is the most expensive anyway. They sell what is referred to on the street as dirt weed or ditch weed and sell it for $40 an eighth and try to call it chocolate. What a joke! Even after they re-open, save yourself the time and money and hit any of the other options on the hill. If you were to purchase something good from these jokers they will charge you at least $50 an eighth and if you wanted to stock up for a month they will jack it up to $350 an ounce. They are clearly trying to put the criminal element back into the legal apothecary side of the trade. Also the gentleman behind the counter had no clue what he was talking about. Said the strain was a “Salvia” strain. Which for those of you who know, salvia is a completely different drug and is a strong hallucinogen. This shop needs to change a lot for me to ever take them seriously.

  2. If the ventilation connects with other businesses, I’m surprised that didn’t steer them away from the site in the first place. Dry MJ in any quantity has a pretty strong smell…and though I full support medical AND recreational use, I wouldn’t want my business or residence to smell like that all the time, either…

  3. I Don’t know who complained, but I live in the apt directly adjacent (connected to CHPG) and I could smell raw pot in my bedroom all the time. I don’t know how or why but it was annoying, so I can empathize with whoever complained. Either way sorry you guys have to move your business!

  4. There’s a few vacant spaces with in a couple blocks the dispensary could theoretically move into. They’re attached to other spaces, but could easily be ventilated directly outside. If they’re as expensive as former patients say, they should have some $$ to spend