Dope Industry Awards 2017

The annual DOPE Magazine Industry Awards are back and Kush 21 has been nominated.

Well, not exactly…

Nate Forman, 25, and Ashlee Esters, 28, both budtenders at Kush 21, have been nominated for Best Male and Female Budtender of the Year!

This is the 5th year DOPE Magazine has put on the Dope Industry Awards in Washington. According to Dopemagazine.com, this is a formal award ceremony to celebrate and honor the best industry [cannabis] in the world and all the amazing people and companies involved in it.

The ceremony hosts more than 600 cannabis business leaders, tastemakers, and influencers and acknowledges them all for their contributions to the industry.

Forman, who is a shift lead and budtender at Kush 21, is feeling excited, happy and thrilled.

“Coming from Arizona,” Forman explained, “I never imagined working in this industry that I’d be nominated for an award!”

Esters, who has only been in the cannabis industry for a little over a month is feeling astounded.

 

“I’m excited and shocked all at the same time,” Esters said. “ I’m glad my hard work is being acknowledged within this industry.”

Now it’s up to you to vote! Click on the following link diawa.dopemagazine.com. You can only vote once per day per nominee. So, that means vote EVERYDAY! Each vote is also email verified, so no cheating.

Winners will be announced on Sunday night, December 17th at the Seattle Design Center.

Please take the time to vote! Again, it is Nate Forman and Ashlee Esters for Best Male and Female Budtender of the Year. Help put Kush 21 on the industry map for 2017.

Congratulations Nominees!!!!

Halloween Sale!

Sponsored By: Kush & Glass

Trick or Treat! Smell the weed…give me something dank to chief!

Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with Kush 21?

 

The store is having a spooky event that takes place on Tuesday, October 31st. It will be from noon to 10 PM and we have some special treats in store for all our customers this day.

Kush 21 will have some MAJOR DEALS happening in store only from four of our popular vendors. These vendors include Top Shelf, Mfused, Green Haven and Trail Blazin’. Guests will have a chance to meet and greet these vendors that produce some of their favorite strains of that sticky green!

Kush & Glass will be sponsoring the event and a food truck to take care of your munchie needs. Now, that’s winnin’. They will also be holding a costume giveaway. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Don’t be a ghost and miss out on this event. Come join Kush 21 for Halloween this year because it will be one to remember!

Happy Halloween!

Knowmads Come To Kush 21

Sponsored By: Kush & Glass

The next big thing coming out of Seattle, WA is hitting up Kush 21 for the shops one year anniversary weekend.

Rap duo, the Knowmads, will be pulling a first-timer by performing at an event at a recreational cannabis shop.

“We are excited to do this event,” says Tom Wilson, also known as Cheif, which is one of the current members of the Knowmads.

Wilson and Tom Pepe were introduced to each other back in 2005 at a high school football game by one of the original members Jesse “Jester” Judd, who took part of the first album.

At this time, the group wasn’t quite the Knowmads yet. They spent a lot of time doing rap battles, even battling against one another at times.

Other than going head to head at rap events, most of their time was sent at the studio, when the Knowmads were born.

Wilson and Pepe have made the Knowmads known in the cannabis industry discussing the topic of marijuana in a lot of their lyrics.

“Our music helps break down the stigma on cannabis,” Pepe says, “by shedding a more positive light on it.”

Pepe believes that their music spreads knowledge on a lot of topics, including cannabis. The Knowmads want people to know they can still stay motivated and accomplish things while being stoned on that green goodness.

This is the first time the Knowmads have actually collabed with the cannabis industry, so of course, Kush 21 is extremely glad to host them for this anniversary weekend.

The Knowmads just wrapped up their Couch Surfin’ Tour with All Star Opera. They have recently shot a video in Los Angelos for their song “Homecoming” off of their recent album ‘Knew School.’ Also, they recently shot the video for the popular song “Smoker’s Corner” also from the same album.

They have hopes to go from doing 30 shows a year to 80 to 100 shows a year.

“Give us hot beats and we’ll make dope songs,” Wilson stated.

You can find their music on their website Knowmadfam.com and on any music platform such as SoundCloud or Spotify.

Join Kush 21 and help celebrate their one year anniversary. Get a chance to meet & greet with the Knowmads and watch some live performances. The Knowmads will be visiting the shop on Saturday, October 14th from noon to 5 PM. There will also be HUGE in-store deals and vendor meet & greets during this amazing weekend. Don’t miss out!

One-Year Anniversary Party

Sponsored By Kush & Glass

Kush 21, the first recreational cannabis shop in Burien, WA, is gladly celebrating their one-year anniversary!

The event is going to take place at the shop on Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th and it is a weekend you definitely won’t want to miss!

                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

The one-year anniversary event is to celebrate our customers, which helped Kush 21 become a growing and successful recreational cannabis shop. So, to say thank you, Kush 21 is giving HUGE in store deals.

Not only will customers get the killer discounts in store, but if they are a member of the stores loyalty program, Kush & Glass is offering FREE food from Ezelle’s Food Truck that will be present during the event on Saturday.

Also, Kush 21 is providing live entertainment from known Seattle artists, The Knowmads, who’s main goal is to break the stigma in regards to the Cannabis Industry. The Knowmads will also be here to take photos and meet & greet with fans. They will be at the store from noon to 5 PM on Saturday as well.

And to top it off, customers get a chance to meet & greet with some of their favorite vendors such as Big Foot Farms, Downtown Cannabis, Weedmaps and OG Farms!

The one-year anniversary is going to be INCREDIBLE! So, mark your calender’s for these major deals, free food, live entertainment and vendor meet & greets. This weekend is for you!

Happy One-Year Anniversary Kush 21!

 

kush and glass, kush 21

Seattle Hempfest 2017

Kush 21 has made their first appearance at the 26th annual Seattle Hempfest, which is the world’s largest annual gathering advocating decriminalization of marijuana. If you don’t know about Kush 21, you should and here’s why.

Kush 21 opened October 2016. We’re the closest cannabis recreational/glass shop to SeaTac Airport. This is great if you are from out of town and have never had the chance to experience legalized cannabis shops. We are also the first to open in Burien, WA. But, what makes us so great?

 

Our amazing shop has super convenient hours of operation for all your euphoric needs. We open early morning at 8 am and close late night at 11:45 pm. The Kush & Glass shop is open from 8 am to 10 pm and simply located right next door from each other.

kush and glass, kush 21

We offer daily deals along with 10% Happy Hour deals the first two and last two hours we are open. Kush 21 offers the largest selection of premium cannabis and the cheapest prices. We are also known for our friendly and knowledgeable staff. You can join the loyalty program that gives you 15% off your first visit and 10% off every five visits. Now that’s deals!

This year at Hempfest, Kush 21 was located at two booths: One by the Main Stage and the other booth was by the Seeley Black Stage. We offered clothing, glass, and information about the best cannabis shop in Burien. We also held a daily raffle, where customers had a chance to win swag and some killer Kush & Glass merchandise. Also, Kush 21 had a Hempfest Weekend Sale that offered 35% off the entire store (in-store only sale).

kush and glass, kush 21

Come check out Kush 21 and Kush & Glass and see what we offer. Happy Hempfest!

first time visitors, I502

9 Tips for Recreational Newbies

With the cannabis industry increasing each day, many people are finding an interest in the shops that sell legally. Although cannabis isn’t federally legal, it is legal in certain states across the nation. One of those awesome states to join the “Green Team,” is Washington State, which houses an awesome recreational cannabis and glass shop named Kush 21.

Kush 21 is the closest to Seatac Airport, the largest International airport in Washington State. So, it is no surprise that this shop is a first stop for a ton of out-of-state tourists. The first visit can be a bit mind-boggling, so here are a list of tips to get you in and out of the door with a great encounter.

Get acquainted with the I-502 laws of that state

First Time Visitors, I502

In this case, it would be Washington State. It is good to know what the laws are regarding cannabis, so you don’t get yourself or the business you are visiting in trouble. Knowing the legal limit that you can buy is very helpful (28 grams of flower, 7 grams of concentrates, 16 oz. of Edibles and 72 oz. of Liquid Edibles). You also are advised to smoke in the privacy of your own homes. You may smoke in a smoking room at your hotel if the hotel allows it. Doing your research can help you in the long run.

Have Valid Identification

first time visitors

The rec cannabis shops are for customers that are 21 and over. Having a valid ID is crucial. At Kush 21, you need an ID to get in the building and again to complete your transaction. Kush 21 accepts all forms of identifications such as driver’s license, identification cards, temporary ID’s w/ the previous ID, military license, and passports. Most rec shops won’t accept vertical identification/driver licenses, but Kush 21 will if it is valid and you are 21 and older.

Do your research and ask for a tour

A lot of people that come from other states or that are just in state visiting cannabis shops for the first time become overwhelmed. But don’t let that affect your experience. Kush 21 has the largest selection of premium cannabis around and has the cheapest prices. This shop carries everything from edibles to concentrates to flower. Just let a budtender (the person that sells you your cannabis) know that is it your first time in one of these shops and they would be glad to show you around.

Also, it helps if you do your research a little before coming in so you have an idea of what you are looking for. Are you looking for a gram or a quarter? Are you looking for a CBD, Indica, Sativa or a hybrid? Do you know how you want to intake your cannabis? Knowing these things ahead of time can help with creating a smooth and easy experience for you.

Cash only

Since cannabis is still federally illegal, credit cards and debit cards are not really used in the cannabis industry. So, your best bet is to grab cash before coming to the shops. If you forget, Kush 21 offers three ATM machines to help get you the cash you need. Also, it would be wise to grab enough cash for what you think you may be purchasing. Therefore, doing your research is important. Try visiting Kush21.com and checking out their menu so you have an idea of how much you should bring. Kush 21 also does online ordering, that way your order can be ready when you arrive and this will give you a total so you know exactly how much to have in pocket.

Ask your Budtenders questionsfirst time visitors, I502

The budtenders at rec cannabis shops are there to help you. Kush 21 is known for their experienced and knowledgeable budtenders. They are also very friendly and shoot off great vibes. Don’t be afraid to ask your budtender for their advice. Ask if they have tried the product. Ask a budtender what they would recommend for themselves. If you have a question regarding cannabis, nine times out of ten, your budtender is going to have a solid and honest answer.

Remember the ‘Do Not’ policiesfirst time visitors, I502

It is just as important to remember the things not to do just as much as what to do. DO NOT use your cell phone while in the cannabis shops. DO NOT purchase cannabis for other people. DO NOT take pictures inside of the Cannabis shops. DO NOT smoke in the parking lot or on the premises. DO NOT purchase for minors. DO NOT smoke inside of the cannabis shops. DO NOT take cannabis over state lines and DO NOT open the product inside of the cannabis shops. These are illegal according to the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB).

Join the shops Loyalty Program

Most cannabis shops have a loyalty/membership program or an email list to join. Kush 21 has an excellent Loyalty Program. When you sign up using your cell phone number or email, you get 15% off your entire first purchase. Every 5 visits will earn you 10% off your entire purchase. And you can check in every seven hours. Kush 21 will also send out information on daily deals and Vendor Days. Vendor Days are when a specific vendor that is carried in the store has extreme deals on their product for a couple of hours.

Be Patient

When coming into a recreational cannabis shop, don’t expect to be immediately assisted. There are only so many budtenders in the store at one time and they want to make sure that each person gets the wonderful experience that they deserve. For example, think of a bar. There are only like one to two bartenders that can help you and sometimes you must wait for your drink to be made to your satisfaction. It is the same instance with the cannabis shops. So just be patient. It will be worth the wait!

Leave a reviewfirst time visitors, I502

When most people look online or on an app to find a recreational cannabis shop, a lot of the people will check out the reviews. You want to know if you are going to be helped the way that you need to be helped. It is always good to write a review about your experience so that others can look at how you were treated and if you were satisfied. Kush 21 has excellent reviews. They also offer 15% off your entire purchase in the store if you leave an honest review on Google, Leafly and/or Weedmaps. So, don’t forget to share your experience.

Following these nine tips can help anyone when wondering what to do at a Cannabis shop. It can be the difference between a good and unpleasant experience. Just stick to this guide and you will be set.

marijuana store near seatac

Passing the Time at SeaTac Airport

If you have a significant layover at SeaTac Airport, don’t fret, there are actually plenty of things that you can do.

Depending on how much time you actually have, you may or may not want to wander very far from the airport itself. You should always plan to be back at the airport 2 hours before your flight. This is especially true for Seattle, because traffic can change instantly and it would be shame to get caught in it and miss your flight. So plan accordingly.

If you have at least a couple of hours then you’ll be free to visit the stores in your local vicinity. Within 10 minutes from the airport you’ll find:

Southcenter Mall

southcenter mall tukwila washingtonThe Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, WA is only about 8 minutes from the airport. This is a one stop shop for all of your shopping needs. Want to shop for asian groceries? Watch a movie in a theater? Eat good food? You’ll find it all here. With over 200 stores to shop through, you can pass the time in a hurry. There are even massage parlors to help you relax before your flight!

iFly

If you’re like me, then maybe you’ve dreamt of what it would feel like to fly. The experience you get at iFly might be one of the closest feelings you’ll get to actually flying. By gearing up and hopping into one of the designated fly rooms, you’ll be able to hover in the air like superman. If you’ve never seen it before, check out this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvsYFOH-5AQ)

Kush 21

marijuana store near seatac washingtonLess than 10 minutes from the SeaTac airport you’ll find Kush 21. This premier recreational marijuana store in Burien, Washington houses the best buds, concentrates, and edibles across Seattle and it’s surrounding areas. If you’ve never had any experience with marijuana, the knowledgeable staff is more than happy to guide you through.

 

If you have more than 4 hours to kill, then you may want to venture a bit further into Seattle.

Pioneer Square

If you’re able to make it to Seattle, then don’t forget to visit Pioneer Square. This tourist attraction runs along the beach and features a wide variety of Seattle’s signature shops. Here you can eat fresh crab, window shop through the market, and even ride the iconic ferris wheel.

Space Needle

Seattle space needleYou’ve seen the pictures. No Seattle visit is complete without a trip to the Space Needle. For a small fee you can take an elevator to the top of the 605 foot tower for the panoramic view of the city. If you’re hungry for a meal you can even eat at the rotating restaurant at the top.

Alki Beach

If you have a sunny day, then you may want to head down to West Seattle and stroll along Alki Beach. Here you can enjoy the weather and the beautiful view of the ocean. If you come at night time, the scenery offers a gorgeous view of the city lights.

 

Things To Do In Seattle

Traveling to Seattle sometime soon? There are plenty of things to do in the Emerald city, but we’re going to walk through some of the lesser known attractions that may be very well worth your time.

1)   Head over to Kush 21

nearest pot shop to seatac and burienMarijuana is legal in the state of Washington. So enjoy the best that Seattle has to offer. Located in Burien, Kush 21 is the closest dispensary to the SeaTac Airport. Before you go anywhere, drop by Kush 21 to stock up on all your recreational marijuana needs.

Get directions here.

2)   Go to the Unicorn Bar for corn dogs and drinks

Have you ever wanted to go to a carnival, but there wasn’t a show in town? Well, this may be the next best thing. The Unicorn Bar is a carnival themed bar in Capitol Hill, Seattle where you can purchase corn dogs and snacks along with your favorite alcoholic drinks. You’ll even find a fun little arcade to help get you in the carnival spirit.

3)   Visit the Rock BoxRock Box Seattle Washington

Drinks and Karaoke. If you’ve never tried it, then maybe you’ve never really lived. Grab your group of friends and head over to the Rock Box to enjoy some Japanese style karaoke.

4)   Check out the International District

You may want to head over to the international district. There you can visit the local asian supermarket, Uwajimaya, where you can purchase asian groceries, dishes, and even books. If you’re into dim sum, the international district has several restaurants that can fulfill your cravings.  

5)   Climb the walls at Stone Gardens

Rock climbing is an exhilarating and challenging activity. If you’ve never been climbing before, the Stone Gardens is a great place to get your feet wet. They’ll teach you how to put on a harness and begin your climbing journey. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced climber, the Stone Gardens has routes for you.

6)   Play games at Gameworks

Gameworks Seattle Washington20,000 square feet of arcade video games! That’s what you’ll find at Gameworks. If you’re a gaming junkie, or if you just feel like taking a quick trip to blast a few space invaders out of the sky, then Gameworks might be the right place for you. The complex features some of the more innovative games in the industry.

7)   Catch the view from the Smith Tower

Sure, Seattle boasts the iconic Space Needle, but what about the Smith Tower? In 1914 the smith tower was built, making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Now it features a historical exhibit as well as gifts and souvenirs. Visitors can also take a trip to the top of the tower for a gorgeous panoramic view of the city.

8)   Take a stroll down Alkai Beach

Up for a game of beach volleyball? Head to West Seattle, visit Alki beach, and join the beach junkies for game or two. Then rent a kayak to take on the open ocean to your hearts content. When you’ve worn yourself out, head over to one of the bars or restaurants for a satisfying meal. And at the end of the day, lay on the beach and watch the sunset.

9) Go social dancing at Century Ballroom

The Century Ballroom is one of the premier spots to go social dancing. If you’ve never done it before, you can attend one of the lessons at the beginning of the night. This will cover all the basics that you need to know before you hit the floor. If you’re looking for a great place to take that date of yours, look no further.

Online Ordering Kush21

Online Pre-Ordering at has arrived at Kush21!

In order to help provide a better experience and further expand our shop we have gone ahead and pre-emptively added online pre-ordering to our website which (after clicking the green button titled ‘Start Online Order’ in the upper right) will let you surf through our inventory in real time, add items to an online cart and when you are ready, it will then let us know you have an order ready to be bagged. Within 15 minutes your order will be pre-bagged and waiting for you. Once you arrive just let one of the budtenders know you have a preorder ready, along with your name and they will grab it, check you out and you can be on your way in just a few minutes. Fancy huh? Thats the idea!

From here you can casually shop and check out our ever growing inventory on the go, without worrying about how busy it may be at any given time of the day. We will always do our best to get folks who pre-order in and out first and foremost. We anticipate a large amount of growth for quite some time, so this should help ease and sluggish periods, so make sure to make use of it!

We are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience and we feel this addition helps us provide a better overall experience and we hope you feel the same way. Enjoy online ordering and let us know what you think about it!

-The Kush21 Team

Join Us for our Holiday Food Drive!

Hey Washington State, help us combat Hunger!

In an effort to combat hunger in our lovely state, we decided to join forces with Northwest Harvest to raise food. In an effort to raise as much food as possible we are offering a 1% per can/box discount on your entire order, with a maximum of 15% off per person, per order, per day. Yes, you can take advantage of this wonderful combo of charity and savings, every single day this month. Oh, and we are also working on a  Coat Drive and hope to launch that this week as well. Every donation is highly appreciated!

We hope we raise insane amounts of food, and with your help I’m sure we can do just that. We opened 2 months ago and want to take advantage of our first real chance to give back to our wonderful community. We hope you can join us.

We are but 15 minutes Downtown Seattle, and 5 from SeaTac Airport. We have customers ranging from Tacoma, to Kent, Renton, Normandy Park, Burien, SeaTac, White Center, Seattle, Bellevue, & all over. We hope we can harness this amazing network to do some good for our great state.

See you all soon! Thanks for taking part in this wonderful chance to help combat poverty, hunger and this frigid cold winter.

Happy Toking. And Happy Holidays.