Seattle Technology Meets Marijuana In New Networking Event

WASHINGTON:  A kitchen device that infuses cannabis into your food and a Yelp! for Marijuana. Those are two ideas that have start-up companies growing fast with connections to the state’s new Marijuana industry.

Many of the entrepreneurs are attending a series of Cannabis Tech Meet ups in Seattle. The second event took place Monday night at Magical Butter Studios in Seattle’s SoDo district and more than a hundred people showed up and took part.

“‘Pot head’, ‘weedy’, ‘stoner.’ These are negative connotations,” said Red Russak, organizer of the meet up. “These are entrepreneurs, and they command respect.”

People of every background participated in the conversation Monday night, even those who know little about weed.

“You have the guy who has never smoked before that’s like ‘Wait a minute, I’ve never smoked before, but this could be something big,” Russak said.

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