Cannabis Company Rolls Out Seattle Billboard Campaign

WASHINGTON:  As part of the new normal in Washington’s legal pot world, a locally-based cannabis company is rolling out (or rolling up?) the United States’ first marijuana billboards Tuesday in locations throughout Seattle.

The ads come from Dàmà Cannabis, owned by Seattle-based New Leaf Enterprises, and they’re only part of a larger ad campaign that will unfold throughout the month at major Seattle events.

The company plans to advertise its oils and other products on more than 15 billboards throughout the Puget Sound area for the next six months, complying with state I-502 laws prohibiting ad placement near schools, churches and cemeteries.

The first five billboards are going up Tuesday in Queen Anne, West Seattle, Sodo and Rainier Valley, according to the company.pot ad2

Some Pot Producers Forced To ‘Start From Scratch’

WASHINGTON:  What’s the difference between medical marijuana and recreational? Absolutely nothing – unless you’re the state of Washington.

Medical pot producers planning to sell recreationally are being forced to shut down their businesses and start all over to keep in line with state law – this, despite a widespread Washington weed shortage in the recreational market.

At Seattle’s New Leaf Enterprises, a pot shortage is the last thing you’d be worried about. Everywhere you look people are packaging, pruning, and processing marijuana. The 13,000 square foot facility is currently growing 1,200 plants and producing 200 pounds of pot per month. Another 12,000 square feet is being prepped to more than double production.

Meantime the two dozen or so pot shops that have been issued licenses to open across the state struggle with supply. Two weeks after the first store opened in Seattle, many still sit empty.