Solstice

ROAD TO REVOLUTION

The last decade has seen sweeping changes in cannabis. When we started Solstice back in 2011, our goal was simple: to establish a legitimate and consistent source for medical access in Washington State. We believed strongly in the medicinal and wellness applications of this amazing plant but knew that if the industry continued to call duffel bags full of garage-grown cannabis “medicine” the perception would never change. In the spring of 2011 Solstice co-founders Will and Alex helped author the collective garden model, which served as the framework for legalization and ushered in a new era of quality control, standardization, and research to Washington State. In August of that same year, Solstice started as the first commercial cannabis production company the state had ever seen. Since then, it’s been our privilege to work with local, state, and federal legislators to rethink how cannabis is treated. From the beginning, our goal has been to present the plant in the most beautiful way possible; to search far and wide for the best varieties; to cultivate them in an environmentally responsible way; to test, develop, and breed in search of different applications; to be a positive participant in the communities we operate and in the end, champion a new message for cannabis. This aim has fueled us through challenging times and inspired us to continue pushing. As we do, we’re determined to use this plant as a vehicle to fight for the many changes we still feel are necessary to repair eighty years of wrong answers.
  • Early 2021

    R&D PARTNERSHIP

    Solstice plans to partner with local R&D house to continue to build on commitment to genetic innovation.
  • Inside of Urban Greenhouse
    Winter 2020

    URBAN GREENHOUSE

    Solstice plans to open first of it’s kind, urban cannabis greenhouse at SODO headquarters.
  • Summer 2020

    SOLSTICE RESERVE

    Solstice adds Reserve product line, bringing limited edition cultivars to a store near you.
  • LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

  • Meet Charlie the chameleon
    2019

    SODO MURAL

    SODO facility gets decorated by local artist Shogo Ota
  • New greenhouse pictured against the setting central Washington sun
    2019

    FARM EXPANSION

    The team opens 22k sqft, light-supplemented greenhouse Switch Urban greenhouse and R&D launch
  • Photo from the new light dep farm fields
    2019

    FARM ADDITION

    Solstice adds 4 acres of light dep greenhouse cultivation to begin experimenting in lower impact cultivation.
  • Energy efficient LED & HID grid technology in flowering room
    2019

    INDOOR EXPANSION

    Solstice expands, adding 16k square feet of additional cultivation to SODO facility.
  • Inside the Solstice Lab
    2018

    LAB ADDITION

    Solstice adds hydrocarbon extraction and short path distillation lab.
  • The story of Shurman the dog.
    2017

    THE POSITIVE VIBE TECHNICIAN

    After Shurman the dogs tragic passing, the team bred two award-winning cultivars to create a new strain and a lasting legacy.
  • Record breaking harvest
    2016

    RECORD BREAKING HARVEST

    Totaling over 12,000 lbs of died cannabis in one harvest season
  • View from the UN Floor as the President of Uruguay addresses the General Assembly.
    2016

    UNITED NATIONS

    Alex Cooley and Will Denman visit UN headquarters in NY to sit in on a UNGASS special session regarding international drug policy
  • What flight are you on featuring Erin Bourguignon
    2015

    A NEW VIEW

    Solstice starts campaign featuring local artists to reshape cannabis image.
  • Inside the new SODO garden
    2015

    ADULT USE LAUNCH

    Solstice opens new adult use facility down the street from the old Rainier Brewery in SODO Seattle.
  • The pre-roll pack that broke the INTERNET
    2015

    SUPER BOWL 12th PACK

    Special edition 12th pack made for Super Bowl XLIX goes vivral: NBC, WA Post, & Bleachers Report.
  • Alex interviewed on NBC nightly news
    2014

    OPENING DAY ADULT USE

    Solstice joins NBC Nightly News to discuss opening day of the new adult use market.
  • Haiden (Age 5, with Dravet Syndrom) and Dad Ryan
    2013

    THE MAGIC OF CANNABIS

    Solstice provides CBD rich cannabis to Day family to help with epilepsy.iv
  • Alex pictured in Seattle Times
    2013

    GOING PUBLIC

    The Seattle Times does story on Solstice, the company's first public action.
  • Alex in the first Solstice grow room
    2012

    FIRST CANNABIS FACILITY WA ST

    Solstice opens the first fully permitted cannabis facility
  • Will and Alex reviewing building plans
    2011

    THE BEGINNING

    Alex Cooley and Will Denman launch Solstice as the first commercial producer of cannabis in Washington State.