Seattle—A couple hundred people lined up Sunday morning to attend the Cannabis Farmers Market at the Little Red Bistro in Seattle. Attendees weren't charged a cover charge if they presented valid ID and were authorized to receive medical marijuana. Organizers say it was all about legal, safe access to medicinal marijuana.
"Patients need to have choices. Not street dealers. They need to have the ability to have access to medical marijuana like the law allows them. This allows them a great place to network," said market founder Jeremy Miller.
Vendors at today's event say the Cannabis Farmers Market allows patients an opportunity to see what their options are, in a safe environment.
"In these dispensaries, you're seeing a lot of education on vaporization, and you're also getting a lot of access to foods, edibles." says Cliff Wilkerson. "Smoking is old school and bad for the environment. Ask any doctor"
The monthly markets started in Tacoma in October of last year. The next one is March 6th in Tacoma. The next market in Seattle, is scheduled for March 13th.