This shop is tucked away on the second floor of a building in the wilds of Issaquah. It smells like pine trees and camping, and through the windows you can see evergreen-furred hills. "Doesn't this building just smell great?" a customer was overheard saying as she left the other day. "Ah!"
The interior of the store was built with mainly recycled materials, like particleboard in lieu of sheetrock, plus orange accent walls and vaulted ceilings. And they have old maps of Seattle on the wall.
On any given day, we have over 100 strains, said a spokesperson for the store. "And we run daily specials." They put a different strain on discount every day to encourage customers to try new things, and knock a few dollars off the price.
I asked about the silicon bongs ($90) and silicon dab rigs ($45) on the shelf—what makes silicon better than glass, wood, or metal? "It's virtually indestructible, so it's better than glass. It has a high tolerance to heat, unlike wood. And it's very easy to clean—you can just throw a silicon bong in the dishwasher and you don't have to worry about glass clanking against dishes. And it's designed so you can easily go hiking or traveling with it." CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE
Issaquah Cannabis Company
230 NE Juniper St, Suite 201,
Hours: daily 10 am–10 pm