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:
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.
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.