Interviewing Educator Mike Rhode at The Evergreen Market

New York Dabber Mike

PNW dabs

Educator Mike Rhode’s first love was flower, but upon moving to the PNW- terpy dabs have quickly become the favorite.

Mike Rhode didn’t end up in the cannabis industry by accident.

This time last year, Mike was in the middle of making the biggest change of his life. He dropped everything and hit the road to cross the country and come to Washington state, intent on becoming a part of the booming industry surrounding his favorite plant– cannabis.

Mike Rhode as Educator

“When Colorado and Washington legalized I was still in high school at the time, but it was a huge wake up call. I knew I wanted to be a part of that. I love smoking weed.”

It was a risk that Mike would undoubtedly say paid off, but nothing was guaranteed when he arrived to the PNW. “I called up my best friend and said ‘hey, wanna move to a state where weed is legal?’” When Mike got here he ended up working at a local hotel for three months before landing his foot in the door at The Evergreen Market. “I went to The Evergreen Market regularly, naturally it became my first choice to work at. Another employee encouraged me to apply, so I did.”

Just like many modern stoners, Mike’s infatuation with flower was quickly replaced by concentrates. New York Mike is a dabber through and through.

“Oil over flower. I love to dab it, pens are okay, carts are fine– but nothing beats a fat glob on a hot nail straight to the

Looking into the Future, Knowledge of the Past

Cannabis industry lesson on how i-502 has been over the last few years.

We sat down with Jeff Anderson, co-founder of The Evergreen Market to find out what lessons he’s learned on his cannabis journey.

With three retail stores in two years and plans to open more in the future, The Evergreen Market success is evident in the community. Since opening their doors in Renton in April 2015, TEM has been awarded Best Cannabis Shop for Best of Western Washington for 2016 & 2017, an honor that is voted by viewers of the show and residents of Washington State.

“My core is to create something so cool,

that it’s where people do really want to come

and work, and are comfortable.”

i502 cannabis industry news

Jeff Anderson, one of the Founders of The Evergreen Market shares his lessons from the last three years in the industry.

To find out a little more about this adventure and their recipe for success, Jeff shared his hopes for the company, and what switching industries has taught him.


Interview with co-founder of The Evergreen Market, Jeff Anderson

Could you have ever imagined being here when you first started your journey?

“No. Well maybe it was a twinkle in the eye, like a hope or a dream that we could create a place that is where I would want to work if I was someone who could work for somebody else.

It’s kind of weird to say, but in my travels I’m a human being that is unable to work with others and that is what makes me unique and a little, or a lot, …

Giving Back This Holiday Season

Helping the homeless in Auburn and Renton.

It started early on Wednesday, Dec 20th, as six members of our marketing and purchasing team met to assemble the sandwich factory, making more than 200 ham and turkey sandwiches. Along with sandwiches, bottles of water and hygienic items, we purchased over one hundred socks and gloves to distribute along with bins of warm clothing essentials we had collected at our stores, from customer donations.

Helping the homeless in Auburn and Renton.

To assist in our local community, members of the Evergreen Market assembled over 200 sandwiches for those in need living in Auburn and Renton.

Our first stop was at Auburn’s Ray of Hope, a recent addition to help combat community homelessness with resources and support. Ray of Hope was opened with space donation from Valley Cities at 2536 I St. NE, Auburn, WA. Daily power is supplied by Puget Sound Energy, while staff and volunteers from Auburn’s Food Bank provide help and assistance. It will remain open for a year and a half until the city finds a more everlasting solution for permanent housing for homeless living in Auburn.

Those present on Wednesday afternoon at Ray of Hope were grateful for the food and clothes donations, wishing us a Merry Christmas with thank you’s, big smiles and plenty of gratitude. This was a feel-good moment, but also presented the harsh burn of reality, of being comfortable this season while so many are without homes, families or work. Our team was happy to do what we could to make these people feel part of our community, with warm clothes …

Escape to the Pot Leaf Treehouse

Treehouse living in Monroe, WA is fun!

Welcome to the Pot Leaf Treehouse!

While it may be easy to get swept up by the busyness of every day chores, work, and the mundane parts of life, sometimes you just need to disconnect from tech and reconnect yourself with nature; the greens, the blues and the wind!

Treehouse living in Monroe, WA is fun!

Getaway to the magical destination of the Potleaf Treehouse in Monroe, Washington.

Relax in the treehouse community at Mountain Views B&B Retreat!

Deep in the luscious forest that borders Monroe, Washington, is a magical setting created by Tracy Rice. Not only are the natural surroundings glorious; with intense forest smells that whisk you into a creative fantasy land; but so are the dwellings; tree-houses, gypsy wagon homes and even a plastic bubble world! This is unlike any destination you have probably visited.

Mountains Views BB in Monroe, WA

Get cozy in the magical, lit up Potleaf Treehouse of Mountain Views B&B. So relaxing, you may just want to explore the personal forest later!

The host, Tracy, was warm, quirky and energetic. She engaged with authenticity and made me feel like we were friends in another life! Yet, if you’re looking for some extra privacy and a total disconnect, she will provide that too. I was impressed with her flexibility and attention to detail. Although the Pot Leaf Treehouse is limited in space, if there was something forgotten at home, Tracy is sure to make it available for your stay in this 108 square ft cozy wooden getaway. (It feels bigger, I swear!)

Elevate in the treehouse like never before!

This 420 friendly getaway is perfect

Higher Education with The Goodship

Local wiccan, Bri Luna shares her experiences as a modern day witch.

All aboard the Goodship!

Never heard of this saying? Well then, we invite you to check out The Goodship Higher Education Lecture Series, moving into their 14th talk, coming soon.

Get high and get your Higher Education on!

Higher Education Lecture Series by The Goodship presents perfect topics to get high and listen to.

In a warm and inviting space, The Goodship presents talks to enlighten your mind and open your world; come with your head in the right space; you know what we mean!

The Goodship is an edible company started by Jody Hall in 2014. Well-known in the local Seattle food scene as the talent behind cupcake bakery collection, Cupcake Royale; Hall wanted to merge two markets she enjoyed tremendously into one, and thus, The Goodship was born!

With the idea that opening your mind to understand higher level concepts can come from branching out of the ordinary thought to more innovative patterns, Goodship has installed a lecture series event to celebrate the use of  cannabis; whether ingested or smoked, to better appreciate new concepts and dive deep into discussions.

The expressed mission of Goodship’s Higher Education is to bring the “heady conversations out of the basement and into a shared community experience” by utilizing the modern and inviting arena below the Melrose Market in Capital Hill.

Photography shot by Ben Lindbloom.

Underneath Capital Hill’s Melrose Market is the perfect space to get into the deep conversations brought to you by Higher Education.

Diving into deep topics like science, technology, psychology and art; they hope to break down social limitations that have restricted these subjects from being a …

Microdosing Cannabis To Experience Wine Better

Wine tasting made better with a little bit of marijuana edibles.

Wine and weed go great together when you microdose!

Try a Swift’s Mint roughly 30 mins before you do wine tasting to enhance the flavors and your presence in the moment.

As a longtime wine drinker, and relative newcomer to the cannabis space,

I am constantly reminded of the similarities between the two industries; both are occupied by growers who are passionate about how they cultivate their products; both produce natural substances that are consumed to enhance an experience; and both have been used for centuries. Recently, I have been thinking about how wine and cannabis can be used together in a way that is complementary.

The subject of cannabis and alcohol is somewhat controversial; many heavy cannabis users don’t drink a lot of alcohol, and many people who drink alcohol don’t mix in cannabis. This does make some sense, in that too much of either one ends badly when you mix in the other. However, I have found that small amounts of cannabis can enhance my enjoyment of a glass of wine.

While the effect of cannabis is a highly personal thing that can vary from person to person, for me consuming a micro dose of cannabis allows me to focus and be more mindful and present. It is certainly anecdotal, but I genuinely feel that I am more engaged when I have a little bit of THC or CBD on board. Perhaps I am a bit ADD, but I find that cannabis brings focus that is otherwise a bit lacking at times. Again, too much of a good thing and that …