In the hope that consumers will stop throwing out bulky but potentially recyclable cannabis product packaging, one West Seattle marijuana store has announced an incentive program to get customers to give them their trash.
Canna West Seattle owner Maryam Minateghi has instituted a program for clients who wish to bring in their marijuana packaging trash. It’s a deal — especially since she doesn’t even care if the trash came from her stores.
“We don’t think this is something only we should do, but we are really hoping to start the conversation,” Minateghi told a local publication. “We are really hoping to create a better connection between the cannabis industry and the environment in general.”
Washington state’s problem with cannabis packaging pollution was documented by the Washington Post in August, when the paper published an article that addressed the doob tubes and Mylar bags that have been found bobbing in the Puget Sound.
“The historical cannabis community is environmentalist, but green rushers aren’t, necessarily,” the president of the Cannabis Alliance, Danielle Rosellion, told the publication at the time.
Many think that cannabis regulators have gone overboard with packaging regulations in the interest of protecting kids who may be otherwise exposed to