Last year, a high-end marijuana shop opened up on Bainbridge Island, across the water from Seattle. A swank shop run by musician Brendan Hill, of Blues Traveller fame, the store focuses on a welcoming vibe that aims to educate. They even run monthly education seminars for anyone that has questions.
The scene for Paper & Leaf is on a gorgeous island visible from Seattle, but just a ferry ride away. When Washington state voted for legalization the island turned out to have the highest “yes” ratio at 70%.
“We realized that if we did the store in the style of the island—it’s a very arty community—that we could win over the community,”
We even like Brendan Hill’s reasoning for opening up a shop that focuses on cannabis.
“When you’re playing live and being creative on a daily basis, I think cannabis helps you get to that flow moment without much effort,”