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Change is the only constant in the world of cannabis. For Washington State, it’s been a winding – at times nerve racking – adventure. When Will and I set out to bring legitimacy and transparency to cannabis production with Solstice just about four years ago, we both felt that change for our country was long […]

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Washington State has spent $300 million for marijuana arrests. Solstice prepares your ‘high’ crimes financial cheat sheet. Additionally, It is well known how profitable a cannabis dispensary can be. A profitable dispensary should be music to the ears of the IRS as they look to increase revenues generated by taxes. It’s been a year since […]

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As legal pot booms in Washington State, the 420-friendly step out for a canna-business job fair – and reveal a diverse and growing population. Here are the numbers: Roughly 30 employers from the Washington cannabis industry offering 150 jobs to 500 job seekers giving their spiel over the din of 22 successive industry speakers. Not […]

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What does it take for large-scale cannabis growers to go totally organic? For Solstice, going “100% Organic” meant nine months of research, trial and error, honest sweat, and a deeper commitment to sustainability. Going organic all began with research into equipment that could aid with cultivation, from trimmers (which you can check out by reading […]

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Joe Fryer of NBC News stopped by Solstice headquarters in Seattle on Monday, July 7, 2014. NBC News reported on the opening day of selling adult-use recreational cannabis in Washington state. Fryer talked to Solstice founder Alex Cooley about the rollout of legal cannabis, Solstice’s mindful approach to retail cannabis production, and why some of […]

Solstice founders Alex Cooley and Will Denman recently wrote an article that was published by world-renowned British publication The Guardian, “the world’s leading liberal voice.” The article, which appears on, reports on the first day of selling recreational cannabis in Seattle and Washington state. Cooley and Denman also detailed their experience with Washington’s Initiative […]

At the ripe young age of 94, retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens is making national news by announcing that the U.S. federal government should legalize cannabis. In his new book Six Amendments, Stevens proposes six controversial changes to the U.S. Constitution that need to happen. Read more about this newsworthy advocate in […]

In light of the forthcoming I-502 system in Washington state, stopped in to discuss some of the issues Solstice has faced with banking, the ramifications it has had on business, and the more broad impact these ramifications may have on legitimizing the leaders of the cannabis industry.

KUOW Seattle’s Ross Reynolds stopped by to tour the Solstice cannabis production facility in Seattle, meet Shurman the dog, and discuss all things cannabis with the owners of the first-ever fully permitted cannabis production facility in Washington state!

We’ve worked over the past several years to develop two varieties of cannabis that are high in CBD and extremely low in THC for specific medical application. For the holidays, we worked with several access points to give away Sour Tsunami #3 and The Remedy to patients in need. The research and application of medical […]

A popular Seattle publication, Seattle Weekly, takes a look inside Solstice and cannabis production in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Cannabis entrepreneurship and production facilities are obviously hot topics across regional and national media, as Washington and Colorado take the lead in growing legalized cannabis.

Seattle’s KING 5 News stopped by Solstice tonight for an early look at Washington state’s first-ever fully permitted cannabis grow facility in Seattle. Like many people, around the globe, KING 5 News is interested in the high level of professionalism that Solstice brings to legalized cannabis in Washington.

KIRO 7’s Graham Johnson stopped by today for a tour of Washington’s first-ever fully permitted cannabis production facility! Johnson and KIRO, like many people around the world, wanted an early look at the future of cannabis growing in Seattle.

Murky legal waters have long prevented open and transparent access to medical cannabis, or cannabis in general. Our mission is to change that, and although there is implicit danger in speaking up, we feel it is our responsibility to do so. Here’s the first story written about Solstice and Alex Cooley by Seattle Times reporter […]