At the corner of 45th St and 4th Ave NE, we have the largest wine store in the Pacific Northwest (also sporting a fine collection of spirts), an award-winning tattoo parlor and now, to complete the trifecta, the American Mary retail marijuana store opened its doors this past week. Our Gateway to Wallingford is almost complete!
Owned by experienced dope salesman Donnie Douglas, American Mary has nestled into one of the few blocks in Wallingford where retail marijuana can legally operate (yes, it’s just far enough away from the John Stanford School to qualify).
I’ve been curious how the retail marijuana business is going to shake out (no pun intended): after the hoopla is over, what’s going to distinguish American Jane from Hashtag or any of the other retail marijuana shops. They all have access to basically the same products, right?
I asked Donnie if he thought pot would basically become a commodity. He felt that American Mary had more to offer, because of the long history his staff has had in the industry.
“We have guys hwo have been in the industry for…three years,” he explained. “They know the products, they have the relationships with the growers, so they can be first in line for the new stuff when it becomes available.”
American Mary will also take advantage of the fact that they are replacing Puffin Glass, which specialized in locally hand-crafted glass bongs, pipes and other accessories. American Mary offers a rich assortment of glassware from Puffin Glass Studios, including the black light beauty pictured above.