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Shop Review: Kemp’s Cannabis

With over 50 cases and 3,000 SKUs, this 4,000-square-foot showroom is an adult’s playground.

Photo by Daniel Berman

Big League 


Seattle Supersonics legend Shawn Kemp happened to be a longtime stoner looking to play on the Cannabis court. At the same time, some retail entrepreneurs getting into this game were navigating the right location that would allow a legal I-502 company to take a lease. It was during this period and through great fortune that they came together to build a new version of hardwood in this perfectly located building, just blocks away from the former Key Arena where the Sonics lit up the court for years. Shawn wanted to work with some guys he knew he could trust, and since the three owners had been friends for 25 years, it made sense to build a team together. 

They Got Game 


Basketball is the theme with at least 20 iconic photos of The Reign Man’s career inside, while outside, a sick 30 x 80-foot mural lights up the street. In fact, this is becoming more of a Supersonics shrine every day, as they continue to add to their collection of memorabilia via The Seattle Times – not to mention player’s jerseys from the likes of Gary Payton and others. So, when NBA fans come from all over the world, this will be the unofficial collection upon which to gaze. After all, this is Shawn’s legacy. And if you’re a Seattle native, it’s your legacy. 

First Round Pick 


This place is legit! Every single product is showcased on the floor, so you can get an up-close view of what it actually looks like prior to purchase. With over 50 cases and 3,000 SKUs, this 4,000-square-foot showroom is an adult’s playground. You’ll also leave feeling good because you didn’t get fouled by the man by paying downtown Seattle prices. They do good stuff, too – as budtenders will get set out for a neighborhood cleanup, wearing their jerseys and picking up trash. Sometimes Shawn even brings other local sports celebs by the shop, like former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu for their annual food drive. Hoist the trophy! 



Southern Comfort by Thunder Chief –Jillian
Ice Ice Baby by Freddy’s Fuego –Saul
Pacific Sunshine by Falcanna –Katie
True Purple Berry by Ayra –Carter


Strawberry Gary (infused) by Oleum –Jillian 
Birthday Cake by Redbird –Katie
Raspberry Punch by Legit Gold –Maxy
Fubar by Seattle Bubble Works (infused bubble hash) –Sam



Biscotti by Seattle Private Reserve –Esrom 
Raspberry Mimosa by Ooowee –Jillian
Space Lemons by Buddies –Katie


Very Berry Shatter by Slab Mechanix –Jillian
Black Truffle by Lifted –Esrom
Orange Cookies by Mama J’s –Carter
Pressure by Bacon’s Buds –Katie


Mango Sorbet by Cormorant Brands –Carter
Mango Live Resin Sativa Chews by Smokiez –Maxy
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake by Skuared –Katie
Cherry Amaretto Bon Bombs by Verdelux –Jillian

Check out Leaf Life Podcast episode #182 – NBA and Cannabis, featuring Shawn Kemp

Photos by @bermanphotos

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the March 2024 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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