By reporter Steven Smalley
Seattle’s Best Alternative Care, Magnolia’s new cannabis dispensary at 2820 Thorndyke Ave. West, has completed its fourth month of operations with improvements to the building, and an extended selection of medicinal marijuana, previously unseen. Here is an update to our previous story.
Along with added video surveillance, air conditioning, and leather couches, the formerly empty display case in a back room now contains an assortment of cannabis buds and cannabis infused food items both referred to as “meds” by the owner, Maria Mendoza.
Magnolia Voice was granted access to view the medical marijuana which is stored inside numerous Mason jars. Photographs of the room were not allowed. With labels displaying names such as Jack Frost, Sour Diesel, and Purple Nice Guy, there are jars of medicinal cannabis sold by the gram.
There are changes on the outside as well including the large SBAC printed on the glass door. This gives no hint to the nature of the business inside, a promise Mendoza made and has kept since she opened the dispensary.
SBAC allows patients to purchase the medicinal marijuana only if they possess cards issued by authorized physicians. No off-the-street sales of the drug is permitted. There is no marijuana or cash kept on the premises overnight.