An End to Medical Marijuana for Washington State?

Posted by Will Denman
Founder's Blog

The movement to re-legitimize cannabis to it’s pre-prohibition state has always been a ground up affair. In the late 70’s, when Robert Randall challenged the federal government’s stance on marijuana, citing medical necessity–a legal basis that allows citizens to break federal law when the harm of following it outweighs the alternative–he became the Rosa Parks …

Science of Cannabis: Cannabidiol (CBD)

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

The Emerging Science of Cannabidiol (CBD): An Argument for Keeping Medical Marijuana Laws Independent of Recreational Marijuana Laws Strain-specific properties of cannabis have been observed for centuries. Plants that are grown for hemp-related uses are not useful for recreational purposes, since they are deliberately selected for fiber quality and low concentrations of the psychoactive molecule, …

Solstice on NBC Nightly News

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

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 Writes Article For The Guardian

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

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 TheGuardian.com, 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 …

Summer Jams at Fremont Solstice Fair

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

Now in its 43rd year of existence, the annual Fremont Solstice Fair has always served dual creative and constructive functions within its quintessentially quirky, Lenin-loving neighborhood. Willfully scheduled to coincide with the summer’s longest stretch of sunlight, the Solstice Fair itself is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and a simultaneous celebration of …

Gluten-Free Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

Cooking with cannabis is easy once it is infused into butter. Cannabis butter can be used to make cookies, muffins, or even spread on toast. You will find a cannabis butter recipe at the bottom of this page*. Since making cannabis butter is a time-consuming process, it’s best to do it at least the day …

Former Supreme Court Judge Advocates Legalization

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

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 …

Salon.com Talks Banking

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

In light of the forthcoming I-502 system in Washington state, Salon.com 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.

CBD

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

Active compounds found within the cannabis plant are collectively referred to as cannabinoids. In recent years, the discovery of cannabinoid receptors CB1, most predominantly found in the brain, and CB2, most predominantly found within the immune system cells, have provided a catalyst to investigate therapeutic effects that have long been believed to reside within the …

Solstice in Seattle Weekly

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

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.

KING 5 News

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

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.

Alex Cooley on Cannabusiness

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

Solstice is proud to showcase this Leafly article about professionalism in “cannabusiness” (which is a great name for the burgeoning cannabis industry). The article cites a Hempfest Hemposium panel featuring our very own Solstice co-founder and Vice President Alex Cooley. Panel topics include trademarking, holding companies, and banking. Leafly is an excellent resource for cannabis …

KIRO 7

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

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.

Our First Story

Posted by Solstice
Founder's Blog

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 …