This northern Greenwood joint has the cutest damn name. They also have the best indoor artwork of any of the shops I've visited. Upon walking in, one's eye is automatically drawn to Trees' chalk mural, which depicts Seattle's skyline and the Fremont Troll and Pink Elephant Car Wash sign both smoking blunts. The kitsch makes the space a bit warmer, and I have to give them points for creativity.
The shop's menu, like so many other stores, is massive. Glass cases lining the walls display a variety of topical ointments including muscle melts ($22 for 2 oz.) and lotions ($45), edibles ($5–$48) ranging from standard truffles to Pot Shotz infused sugar packets ($35), and bulk jars of cannabis that would give any casual smoker pause. Budtenders were attentive and eager to answer questions about products or even frustrating state-mandated packaging laws.
When I ask one of the budtenders behind the counter to show me a unique product they carry, she pulls a packet of six pre-rolled joints from a display in the corner. "These are like Kit Kats," she tells me, laughing. "My neighbor mows my lawn, I give 'em one of these." Each joint is packaged separately, with perforations in the cardboard between them. "They're like party favors!" ANA SOFIA KNAUF
Trees Pot Shop
10532 Greenwood Ave N,
Hours: Mon–Thu 9 am–10 pm, Fri–Sat 9 am –11:45 pm, Sun 10 am–9 pm