Vela in the News

February 5, 2018

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We are so appreciative of the continuing cannabis coverage.  The industry is changing quickly and we are excited to be part of the narrative.  

December 2017

Vice joined us at Vela when a group from El Dorado retirement home stopped by for a visit. Click here to experience their field trip and to learn more about how these guests are benefitting from cannabis.


Leafly named Vela to their Best of 2017 list, specifically noting product selection, visuals, education, and community outreach as creating a next-level shopping experience. Thank you, Leafly! Puff puff love ...


In this piece published by The Stranger, Lester Black recaps the Sex & Cannabis education session hosted by Vela on December 8. Much to learn, much to love.


Vela was named Best Cannabis Store Atmosphere at the Dope Magazine Industry Awards. We are honored to be in this space with our incredible team, and we are forever grateful to this community.


November 2017

Seattle Met Magazine features Velvet Swing, available at Vela Cannabis, in a piece about The Gift of Great Sex. And (hot off the press!) we just learned that the makers of Velvet Swing are developing a libido-enhancing sublingual spray. Stay tuned ...


The Highly recognizes Vela as The Best in Seattle on their recent list of Highly Recommended. 


October 2017

Vela is featured in Forbes in an article about educating the canna-curious. Julie Weed documents a visit to Vela and the significance of education in this emerging market.


Seattle Met Magazine features Adult Treats for Halloween as recommended by the team at Vela Cannabis.


September 2017

On September 15, it was Pet Appreciation Day at Vela! It was a great day to share a little extra love with our favorite pups and their humans and also support the Seattle Humane Society's Hurricane Harvey Pet Relocation program. So much love, and we appreciate the coverage from Leafly!


July 2017

The Guardian joined us at Vela when a group from El Diablo Retirement Community stopped by for a visit. Click here to read more about what these seniors learned on their recent filed trip.


June 2017

Herb magazine named Vela one of the 10 Most Beautiful Cannabis Dispensaries Across America.


May 2017

Our very own Elena Mishko is profiled in Leafly.  Cannabis + brunch? Cannabis + working out? Yes, yes, and more expert advice.


Our Creative Director, Laurel Cleveland, is featured in MG Magazine.  Follow her path to Vela and read about her many talents and passion for sharing cannabis knowledge.


April 13, 2017


In the April 2017 issue of The Stranger Green Guide, Amber Cortes writes about seniors and cannabis at Vela.


March 16, 2017


Village Concepts retirement community tours Vela.  Several publications covered this event, including:


February 2, 2017


Northwest Leaf Dispensary Review - Vela receives a rare 20/20 rating


January 2017


Leafly names Vela one of the 10 Most Beautiful Cannabis Dispensaries in America


Seattle Magazine explores the new approach to cannabis retail: Seattle's Pot Shops Get Fancy.


December 10, 2016

Pet Appreciation Day at Vela!  KOMO News - Cannabis Shop Sells Pet-Friendly Products


September 3, 2016

Vela's Grand Opening! KOMO News - Snoop Dogg was in the Building