Our Story

Our Story

Our Mission

Cannabis City is proud to be Seattle’s first recreational pot shop. As a small, independently owned business, we strive to provide a wide variety of cannabis products to fit every need and budget, we truly have “Something for Everyone”. Our Mission is to Lead the Industry with Knowledge, Quality, and Inspiration.

Our History

Cannabis City was the first legal recreational pot shop to open in Seattle, on the historic day of July 7, 2014. Since then, we have served thousands of people from around the world – ranging from heavy consumers to curious, first-time greenies. Our founder, James R. Lathrop, DNP PhDc, is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, entrepreneur, and U.S. Army veteran.
Prior to opening Cannabis City, he operated a successful Medical Marijuana Clinic in Seattle. “Dr. James” has been an outspoken supporter of safe and legal cannabis use for many years and encourages every person over 21 to come and check out his store!

Dedicated Team

Our friendly and knowledgeable Budtenders are available every day to help you find the perfect products. They start by getting to know you and the type of experience you are looking for, then help you navigate the many purchase options we have available. Our team is made up of:

Budtenders – Guides you through your purchase.

Security – Check IDs and keep everyone safe.

Floor Manager – Assists with returns and questions.

Purchasing Manager – Maintains fantastic product selection and great prices.

Dedicated Team at Cannabis City
James Lathrop, DNP Come visit Seattle’s original pot shop the best pot, marijuana & cannabis flowers in the city.

The Doctor is in!

Dr. James R. Lathrop is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Entrepreneur, and US Army Veteran of Foreign War (Desert Shield / Desert Storm). James R. Lathrop, DNP ARNP opened Seattle’s first legal recreational cannabis shop on July 08, 2014, gaining worldwide media attention for Cannabis City in Seattle. Professionally he has been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years, and was the owner and clinical director of Advanced Holistic Health. Known as the Ahh! Clinic the practice specialized in cannabis therapeutics for more than 5 years. Dr. Lathrop currently is attending a PhD program at the University of Washington with a research focus on cannabis therapeutics.

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