The Marijuana Business Association Vendor Fair runs through Sunday at Magical Butter Studios, 2225 1st Ave S in Sodo. Organizer David Rheins tells me the Association's goal is to promote new cannabis businesses that are sprouting all around our post-legalization landscape.

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About twenty pot-industry vendors set up tables in a second-story, ramshackle warehouse-turned-event-center in Seattle's industrial neighborhood. The business fair is a small but energetic environment for cannabis entrepreneurs to network.

As a reminder that marijuana can make for awkward social interactions, studio manager and Magical Butter machine seller Jeremy Cooper singled me out as media and asked me to leave the building as the event was closing. But other than the artless and counterintuitive eviction, the MJBA Vendor Fair was all positive energy and worth checking out. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m and tickets are $20 at the door.

Trista Okel, Empower Oil
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  • Trista Okel from Empower Oil makes topical cannabis products.

Jimmy Makoso and Brandon Gallagher from Vuber hope to sell a whole lotta vape pens.
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  • Jimmy Makoso and Brandon Gallagher from Vuber hope to sell a whole lotta vape pens.

James Bean from WA Seed Bank will happily help you acquire cannabis seeds.
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  • James Bean from WA Seed Bank will happily help you acquire cannabis seeds.

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  • Kevin Oliver from Washington NORML talks about pot polling numbers,

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