The controversy surrounding the legalization of recreational cannabis has not subsided despite the passage of I-502 in 2012. As you may know, local authorities still maintain the right to place bans and moratoriums upon cannabis production and distribution. This is what led Lucky Leaf to open their doors in Spokane. “The ban was why we moved here from Pasco. We were open for three weeks and they shut us down,” explained store owner, Shilo Morgan. Lucky for Spokane, they decided to open up shop in this I-502-friendly environment.
Built in 1907, the historical building known as Commercial Block is now home to Lucky Leaf and only a short walk from the historic Browne’s Addition. Showing true support for the community, Lucky Leaf has decided to beautify the area by restoring the building to its original colors, as well as participating in Spokane’s First Fridays by hosting a variety of rotating art pieces. The paintings are the first thing you notice upon entering—the space is reminiscent of a well-designed urban art gallery. The difference being the products exhibited underneath monitors displaying the menu.
“Brian!” all the budtenders yell in genuine excitement as one of their regulars, a military veteran who uses cannabis for pain relief, walks through the front door. “They are the best. Best service, best prices and they always have a big smile on their faces,” Brian shared with me after I asked why he prefers Lucky Leaf to other recreational stores. I can see why this place is popular among regulars, but even a first-timer like me was greeted like a regular when I walked through the door. Not long after I arrived, we were all laughing and joking like old friends.
“They are the best. Best service, best prices, and they always have a big smile on their face.” -Brian, Lucky Leaf Customer