Seattle's latest farmers market has gone to "pot." Medical marijuana patients can now pick and choose their cannabis as easily as finding ripened tomatoes.
With names like "Pineapple Express," "Kungfoo Goo," and "Stimulus," a wide variety of marijuana roped in a packed house at Seattle's first Farmers Market for pot.
"These are really nice," said one customer, eyeballing a selection at the Little Red Studio in the South Lake Union neighborhood. "What's the donation on these?"
"Anybody that has any experience with medical marijuana will realize this is a very legitimate medicine and what it means to those people who are actually using it," says Jeremy Miller of the Cannabis Farmers Market.
With a valid I.D. and the correct medical papers, patients could shop freely. Each gram goes for about $10 to $12.
"So it depends - if you're a connoisseur and you want the really high quality," said one seller.
Organizers say this set-up offers a safe environment for people to buy their pot, while others might not like going to medical marijuana co-ops to get it.
"And now that I don't have to go through the black market to get it, I feel a lot more comfortable, a lot safer, to come to a place like this - out of public view, not on the street, not at my house," says Vivian McPeak of Seattle.
Kathy Parkins sells cannabis oils and baked goods - aiming to help people who can't or won't take pills.
"Works great topically, takes away pain, helps heal scars," she says. "Those people who don't want or can't use - I for one can't use prescription drugs since they make me sick, this is my alternative."
The Cannabis Farmers Market says Seattle police know they'll be here at least once a month - where the crowds just might get larger and larger.
Tacoma started a cannabis market in October. The next one there is next Sunday, then back in Seattle in two weeks.
by Ray Lane, KOMO 4 News Reporter
Sunday, February 27th, 05:42pm
Packed house at Seattle's first cannabis farmers market