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Review: Greenside Recreational
Extraordinary Cannabis South of Sea-Tac
By: P. Gotti Photos: Mike Diep

Review: Greenside Recreational 1
Counter view of Greenside
Counter view of Greenside

The Place

Since opening in 2014, Greenside Recreational has welcomed regulars and voyagers alike through their doors in Des Moines, Washington. A lot goes on at Greenside: the staff members are leaders in the cannabis community, activists, creators of positive educational events like June’s Edible Open-House, and they’re sourcing an large amount of product from local producers.

Built on a rare legal sweet spot, Greenside is the only shop serving the Sea-Tac, Kent, and Federal Way area. In addition, Greenside has a newly opened sister operation in North Seattle and has established plans for a third location.

The People

Greenside focuses their purchasing efforts within the local market, supporting Washington farmers and guaranteeing farm-to-bowl pricing without added shipping and state trade tax. Greenside’s manager Rik advises customers to defer to the experts when it comes to local quality. “We know every strain. We try to gear products to customers the first time…We take steps to make sure we’re getting everything the customer needs and they’re having the right experience.”

Solidifying their themes of expertise and community, Greenside is well known for its knowledgeable budtenders and ‘friendly-giant’ security team.

IMG_2866The Product

The restaurant-style menu draws a mix of the most popular brands and an eclectic rotation of local flowers and concentrates. Greenside’s VIP program offers discounts every Tuesday and Thursday, but you can come in for deals on major holidays or peruse their clearance section anytime. Visit Greenside’s website for an up-to-date menu and events calendar at greensiderec.com.

Greenside Recreational
Greenside Recreational

Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-10pm | Sun: 10am-8pm

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