Ocean Greens popped up in the place of the formerly infamous Bandito’s Motorcycle Bar, bullet holes and all. The heavy wooden bar sets off a shopfront complete with vibrant original art, sports trophies, fantastic glass pieces and is run by uber-friendly budtenders.
“We’re a very non-judgemental and welcome community,” shared director of marketing, Shante. “We have a retired police officer who’s really into art—we’re showcasing his art with live music. We had a customer with cancer. We got to know her and we’ve started a non-profit.”
Ocean Greens’ non-profit is raising money for cancer research through their pro-pot community soccer team, Fletch—with trophies and autographed photos lining the store walls.
Ocean founded his namesake, Ocean Greens, with the hope of creating a community hub for education and health. The store does just that. Born in Syria, Ocean fled civil conflict and won an immigrant lottery to emigrate to America, where he began chasing a dream. There is a word at the root of the Ocean Greens movement, dreamchaser. The store attracts these dreamchasers—hires them and keeps them coming back.
Ocean Greens is loaded with great products. There are non-typical items such as art pieces and plenty of lifestyle essentials as well, including amazingly priced hand-blown glass pipes. Ocean Greens proudly offers over 150 strains that offer a plethora of desired effects. The budtenders are able to guide you toward strains you didn’t even know existed.
The entire community turns up at Ocean Greens and that’s no surprise, it is one of the most well stocked, price-friendly and community-positive establishments in all of Washington.
“We’re a very non-judgemental and welcome community. We have a retired police officer who’s really into art. We’re showcasing his art with live music. We had a customer with cancer. We got to know her and we’ve started a non-profit.” -Shante, Ocean Greens Director of Marketing