William Kirk & Christopher Kattenhorn

Cannabis and DUIs - What You Need to Know

January 19th at 7:00PM

Speaker

Be safe, be responsible, and be informed.  The partners at Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn will bring some much-needed insight to understanding cannabis impairment and how that relates to DUI laws. 

Topics covered will include:

  • An introduction to Washington DUI laws, the per se limit for active THC while driving and the impacts of a DUI charge
  • An overview of the effects of marijuana on driving performance and how it is absorbed and eliminated
  • The marijuana DUI investigation process, use of Drug Recognition Experts and how to preserve your rights.
  • Current trends in Marijuana DUI statistics and emerging technology to test for active THC roadside

Join us, bring a friend, and walk away highly informed.

 

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SNOOP DOGG

SNOOP DOGG AT VELA

September 3rd at 11:00AM

MEET N GREET

Meet hip hop legend Snoop Dogg at Vela for a photo and autograph in support of the University of Washington School of Law, Cannabis Law and Policy Project. All proceeds of this event will go to the Cannabis Law & Policy Project at the University of Washington School of Law, a center dedicated to cannabis research, from legal issues to scientific and medical value.

100 tickets available for pre-sale 8/26 10AM through Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2595306

Another chance for the Vela Community to meet Snoop is when you check–In and tag #VelaCommunity on Facebook, Instagram, Yelp from now through 09/02/2016 and show this to your Vela guide to enter your name in a lottery drawing.

The drawing will be held at 9AM 09/03/2016.  Must be present to win.You can enter once a day. 15 lucky dogs will get the chance to meet Snoop!

Must be 21+

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Nick Jikomes, Ph.D.

Understanding PTSD

November 9th at 7:00PM

Speaker

Please join us as Nick Jikomes, Leafly's principal research scientist, discusses the biology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with a focus on the brain.
 
PTSD is a neuropsychiatric disorder caused by severe trauma that is characterized by long-term mental health disturbances. Nick will talk about the neurobiology of PTSD, including animal studies linking “fear extinction” and the endocannabinoid system, as well as human clinical trials currently being designed in the U.S. and Canada that investigate the efficacy of medical cannabis for PTSD.
 
With nearly a decade of scientific research experience, Nick works to ensure that Leafly takes a data-driven approach to product development, content, and strategy. Before joining Leafly, Nick completed ten years of formal training in biological research and science education. He earned a B.S. in genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 and a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Harvard University in 2016.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to hello@velasodo.com

 

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Kelly Ogilvie

Unraveling the Stigma around Cannabis

October 5th at 7:00PM

Presentation and Discussion

Yes, Cannabis is still Federally Illegal, and Things are Rapidly Changing!

with Kelly Ogilvie 

Join us on Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m., for a live presentation of Kelly Ogilvie's recent TEDx Talk. CEO and Co-founder of DeepCell, Ogilvie’s intersectional background in government, biotechnology and business provide him with a well-rounded perspective on the future of cannabis.

Ogilvie’s interest in cannabis began when his sister, who suffers from epilepsy, began treating her pain and seizures with CBD oil. Ogilvie’s sister had previously become addicted to opiates following a series of surgeries, and after a painful recovery process, turned to cannabis for relief. 

Despite cannabis being used medicinally since 2700 BC, it has not been widely accepted in the US, and is still federally illegal. After 23,000 published medical studies, cannabis remains vilified. Ogilvie’s company, DeepCell, is working to change that perception. The company specializes in extracting cannabis compounds from the plant and combining those compounds with sugar, making their products water soluble.

This event is free and is open to the public. Please RSVP to hello@velasodo.com

 

 

Vela Cannabis is committed to education, wellness, and community, and is dedicated to broadening the discussion around the benefits of cannabis, including CBD products and the various attributes of the cannabis plant. Vela resides in a unique facility in which three separate businesses share a common corridor that allows guests to see the various stages of cannabis product production; from growth to extraction to finishing to sale. Just blocks away from Safeco and CenturyLink Fields, Vela is conveniently located in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood.

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Oleum Extracts

Oleum Vendor Day

November 3rd at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

With offerings like Sherbet C-Thru and Gelato Sugar Wax, it's hard to resist Oleum's delicious array. Want to be in the right state of mind for Sunday's debate? Some Presidential OG C-Thru might be just the ticket. Stop by Vela this Friday to learn more about these clean, potent, high-grade concentrates (or just learn more about what the heck dabbing is anyway).

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Olala

Olala Vendor Day

November 17th at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

Olala sodas are hand-crafted, all-natural, yummy fizziness! Featuring 10, 50 or 100 mgs of THC per 9 oz bottle, Olala sodas come in Orange Cream, Ginseng Cola, and Lemon Lime Citrus. All are made with only pure Co2-extracted cannabis, pure cane sugar, and natural flavors. And, our Orange Cream 10 MG won the WA State Dope Cup 2017 award for Best Liquid Edible! Pick one up today to be transported to the islands – Aloha and welcome to our aina! 

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Sara Everett

High Art: Sara Everett's Opening Reception

September 30th at 5:00PM

Art Opening

Join us for Sara Everett's Opening Reception of There Are Too Many at Vela Cannabis. 

There Are Too Many is a series of torn canvas artworks combined with animal portraiture depicts endangered species. Just as the species represented are disappearing from our world, these portraits are hanging by a thread and fading into non-representation. 

Showing: Sept 15th - Oct 15, 2017.

Sara's Exhibition Statment: 

As of May 2016, a total of 1,367 species of animals have been listed as endangered or threatened. By October 16th, that count had already increased by 7. From habitat destruction to poaching, the natural populations of our natural world are shrinking. In the
last 35 years, 23 species have disappeared forever.

Naively, I set out to paint all of the animals that had been declared endangered in my lifetime. However, I had to surrender to the sad fact that “there are too many.” Given my shock at the extent of these numbers, my hope is that this project will increase awareness.

For the last several years, my work has involved a distinct process of destruction. I create a painting on canvas, and then tear that canvas into strips. The destroyed painting then becomes the fabric of something else. Prior to that, my work had become recognized by the realism of animal portraiture on wood. This series has developed as a marriage of my two styles.

20% of proceeds from the sale of these artworks will be donated to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), whose mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world, safeguard populations and preserve habitat. Just as I was trying to do it all, so are they. IFAW has had much more success than I.

Visit IFAW.org to learn more and to make your own contribution.

www.saraeverett.com

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The Faithful 12s

Tailgate with Vela

September 17th at 10:00AM

Game Day in SoDo

The Seahawks' first home game is finally here!!  On your way to the game? Visit us at Vela. With everything you need to elevate your pre- or post-game fun, Vela Cannabis is your go-to in SoDo. With delicious, discreet, and dependable choices, we'll help you select the right mix for whatever experience you're craving. With pre-rolls, disposable vapes, edibles, and cannabis beverages, we have no shortage of easy, portable options.  Looking for the ultimate discreet treat? Ask us about the Oakor Breath Strips from Circanna (only $5 each!), which come in varieties all across the Vela Spectrum, including CBD options.

Vela Cannabis is conveniently located near Centurylink, just two blocks south of the stadium district. The closest pot shop to the stadiums, our friendly Vela team looks forward to seeing you. Go Hawks!!

 

 

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One Year Anniversary!

September 22nd at 10:00AM

Anniversary Sale

We're turning one!

Get ready to celebrate with 3 days of 30% off our entire selection of cannabis products and aCCessories*

 

 

*While supplies last. Discounts do not stack on products already on sale, nor do they apply to the current feature pricing of Avitas and Suncliff products. Thank you for reading the fine print.

 

 

 

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Leafwerx Vendor Day

September 29th at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

LeafWERX is a company owned and operated by friends and family who strive to deliver the best quality product for the best value to their customers.

Their team of growers specialize in different cultivation methods and techniques in an effort to empower the consumer to decide which is the best. From Indoor to Greenhouse to Mixed Light to Full Sun, defining the best method is a journey they want to take with their customers.

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Yoga with Kelley and Kristen

Unwind: Yoga at Vela

October 23rd at 7:00PM

Yoga at Vela

Give yourself the gift of balance, and join us at Vela for a rejuvenating yoga session with Kelley & Kristen. This class is free and space is limited.

Please reserve your space by emailing hello@velasodo.com 

Kelley Sigl is a commercial real estate broker in Seattle.  She has practiced martial arts since childhood and has earned her black belt in Judo as part of her dedication to the sport.  Kelley has coached both basketball and judo over the years and has recently taken on the challenge of earning her 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate.  She has had a yoga practice of her own since 2010 as a supplement or offset to the heavy contact sports she also practiced.  Yoga is now a key component in creating a sense of balance, calm and self-care in her life.  

Kristen Bashaw is an Adult Learning & Development Specialist with expertise in personal and professional development, as well as workshop facilitation. In an effort to stay "somewhat sane" during rapidly changing and tumultuous times, she dove head-first into her yoga practice earlier this year and earned her 200-hour yoga teacher certification. Second only to pizza and her two very senior (but very active) dogs, she credits yoga as the main thing that keeps her happy, healthy, and grounded. 

Vela Cannabis is dedicated to education, community, and wellness. If you are curious about cannabis as part of your wellness regimen, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Convenient to West Seattle, Mercer Island and Downtown Seattle, join us here in SoDo!

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PAX West

September 1st at 9:46PM

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Coldplay: A Head full of dreams tour

September 23rd at 7:00PM

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Deadbeats

December 2nd at 7:00PM

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Freaknight 2017

October 27th at 6:30PM

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ALT-J

October 12th at 8:00PM

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Ms. Lauren Hill & NAS

October 10th at 6:30PM

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Glass Animals

September 16th at 8:00PM

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The Used w/ Glassjaw

November 29th at 7:30PM

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Illenium

November 24th at 8:00PM

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Arch Enemy + Trivium w/ While she sleeps + fit for an autopsy

November 24th at 6:30PM

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Kid Cudi

November 22nd at 9:00PM

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GWAR w/ Ghoul + He is Legend + U.S Bastards

November 15th at 7:30PM

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Getter

November 14th at 8:30PM

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Third Eye Blind

November 12th at 9:00PM

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The Devil makes three w/ Scott H Biram + Ditrani Brothers

November 11th at 8:00PM

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6lack w/ Sabrina Claudio + Sy Ari Da Kid

November 4th at 9:00PM

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Tyler the Creator w/ Taco

November 3rd at 9:00PM

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Ministry + Death Grips

November 1st at 8:30PM

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Hollywood Undead

October 31st at 7:00PM

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A$AP MOB

October 30th at 8:00PM

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Kesha

October 27th at 8:00PM

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Silversun Pickups w/ Minus the Bear

October 25th at 8:00PM

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Milky Chance

October 23rd at 8:00PM

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Rezz

October 22nd at 9:00PM

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Rezz w/ Zeke beats

October 21st at 9:00PM

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Seshollowwaterboyz

October 20th at 9:00PM

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Mutemath

October 19th at 8:00PM

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Citi presents: Little Steven & the disciples of Soul

October 15th at 8:00PM

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Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony

October 13th at 9:00PM

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RL Grime

October 13th at 8:00PM

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Misterwives

October 7th at 7:00PM

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Black Tiger Sex Machine

October 6th at 7:00PM

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Krewella

October 5th at 8:30PM

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Bleachers

October 4th at 8:00PM

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Zedd

September 30th at 8:30PM

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Post Malone

September 30th at 8:00PM

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I prevail

September 29th at 6:45PM

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Keyshia Cole

September 6th at 9:30PM

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Mariners Vs. Indians

September 24th at 1:10PM

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Mariners Vs. Indians

September 23rd at 1:10PM

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Mariners Vs. Indians

September 22nd at 7:10PM

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Mariners Vs. Rangers

September 21st at 7:10PM

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Mariners Vs. Rangers

September 20th at 7:10PM

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Mariners VS. Rangers

September 19th at 7:10PM

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Mariners Vs. Angels

August 10th at 1:10PM

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Mariners Vs. Angels

August 9th at 6:10PM

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Mariners Vs. Angels

August 8th at 7:10PM

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Mariners Vs. Astros

September 6th at 7:10PM

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Zach Kramer

Field Day Vendor Day

September 1st at 4:00PM

Field Day Vendor Day

You've seen it grow, now learn about the process. Stop by Vela to meet Zach Kramer, the devoted & detailed gardener behind Field Day's beautiful buds! Ask about his organic growing practices, super soil and what makes Field Day such a quality flower.

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Khush Kush Vendor Day

September 8th at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

"Happiness is an inalienable right, 
and we at the Khush Kush family are 
determined to bring a little piece of happiness to your lives. 
So why choose us?, 
The success of Khush Kush is built on integrity, mindful of sustainability,
and at the forefront of innovation. 

Like our product, we maintain a high level of quality and honesty;
we stay true to our craft, our customers, and 
our passionate employees. So from our family to your homes

let's share the happiness and pass it on by asking the simple question...

What makes you happy?"  - Khush Kush

 

Vela Cannabis is committed to providing the best array of cannabis flower, which is why were are so thrilled to share Khush Kush with you. Enjoy 20% off all Khush Kush flower through Sunday, September 10. Headed to the Sounders this weekend? Convenietly located near CenturyLink, we're on the way to getting you on the path to happy.

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Seahawks VS. Eagles

December 3rd at 5:30PM

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Seahawks VS. Falcons

November 20th at 5:30PM

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Goldfrapp

September 21st at 8:00PM

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Pepper & Tribal Seeds w/ Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio

September 12th at 8:00PM

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Zomboy w/ Eptic & Xilent

September 10th at 8:00PM

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Zomboy w/ Eptic & Xilent

September 9th at 8:00PM

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2 CHAINZ

August 20th at 8:00PM

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One Ok Rock w/ Palisides

August 18th at 8:00PM

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Bomba Estereo

August 8th at 8:00PM

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Afi and Circa Survive

August 5th at 7:00PM

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Taking back Sunday

August 4th at 8:00PM

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SODO Summer Session

August 26th at 10:00AM

Block Party

Close out the season with SODO Summer Session – a FREE block party featuring food, games, and special 21+ activities at Living Computer Museum & Labs!

Located just south of the stadiums, this community fair brings together the best of SODO – from food trucks and robots to breweries and flea market finds. Spend the day enjoying the latest local talent, live DJ sets from C89.5 Public Radio, local SODO vendors, a drone arena, and a 21+ area featuring Roomba beer pong (seriously) and tutorials on how to roll a joint!

Plus, stop by Living Computers: Museum + Labs for 50% off admission and enjoy two movie screenings: Big Hero 6 (2PM) & War Games (7PM).

Performances by: The Flavr Blue (DJ Set), Eagle Teeth, Falon Sierra, Area of Defect, Golden Idols, The Warren G. Hardings, and Molly Lewis. 

Presented by Living Computers: Museum + Labs, SODO BIA, and SODO Flea.

We will be hosting three educational talks with The Goodship Company, Heylo Cannabis Extracts, & Sky High Gardens:

 

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Seahawks VS. Redskins

November 5th at 1:05PM

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Seahawks VS. Texans

October 29th at 1:05PM

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Seahawks VS. Colts

October 1st at 5:30PM

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Seahawks VS. 49ers

September 17th at 1:25PM

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Seahawks VS. Chiefs

August 25th at 5:00PM

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Seahawks VS. Vikings

August 18th at 7:00PM

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Ryan Lebow

High Art: Ryan Lebow's Opening Reception

August 12th at 5:00PM

Art Opening

Join us for Ryan Lebow's Opening Reception August 7th, at 5pm! 

Ryan is a glass astist working out of Seattle, WA. This will be his first time showing this collection of work. Don't miss the chance to peep these colorful intricate beauties.

Visit Ryan's website to see more of his work.

 

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Carla Grahn

High Art: Carla Grahn's Opening Reception

July 15th at 5:00PM

Carla Grahn Opening Reception

Join us for Carla Grahn's Opening Reception and meet the fantastic person behind her large colorful pieces! This will be the first time Carla has shown this body of work, so you'll be the first to catch a peek.

Visit her website to see more work from Carla. 

There will be uninfused goodies from our vendors, some plants to oogle and a whole world of cannabis and art to explore.

 

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Mariners vs Astros

June 25th at 1:10PM

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Mariners VS Tigers

June 22nd at 7:10PM

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Vendor Day: OG Farms

July 28th at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

Ocean Grown Farms Inc (OG Farms) began as Zion Gardens in San Diego as one of pioneers in the industry in 1996 and won the first San Diego Cannabis Cup with their Ogizzle strain. They relocated to Shelton, WA on 40 acres near the beautiful hood canal. They have some of the oldest and most popular strains in the legal marijuana market like L.A. Confidential and San Fernando Valley each of which is inspired by their SoCal roots.

Join us at Vela on Friday, July 28, to meet our friends from OG Farms and enjoy specials on our OG products.

 

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Vendor Day: WAM Oil

August 11th at 5:00PM

Vendor Day

Washington Alternative Medicine, abbreviated WAM Oil (for short) is a Seattle-based innovative concentrate producer specializing in 100% organic Co2 cannabis oil. WAM Oil was introduced as the first cannabis extraction company in Washington State to package, brand and market cannabis oil to patients. The original founder of WAM Oil recognized the healing effects of cannabis oil when his partner was diagnosed with cancer. In conjunction with partner and team, WAM Oil started extracting cannabis oil with alcohol, moved to butane and graduated to Co2 in order to provide a purely refined and healthy cannabis oil concentrate on the market for patients. WAM Oil’s proprietary extraction and refinement process removes all solvents (Co2, water and pure grain organic alcohol) while maintaining intact terpene profile that provides a flavorful oil without artificial flavoring or terpene enhancement. WAM Oil’s purely-refined organic oil is considered the premier cannabis oil in Washington State that is often imitated, never duplicated. 

Come meet the amazing people behind the oil.

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Sky High

Sky High Vendor Day

August 18th at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

Join us for a Vendor Day with the fantastic Sky High Gardens!

Their Mission: Sky High Gardens is pioneering a standard for Cannabis grow/supply operations in the recreational market. We employ a thorough knowledge of hydroponic science and an experienced grow staff with combined decades of experience to ensure a level of quality miles-above-the-rest.

 

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botanica SEATTLE

Botanica Vendor Day

June 23rd at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

Join us for a special vendor day with botanicaSEATTLE, makers of SPOT edibles, Mr. Moxey's Mints, BOND, and more.  It's always a good time when our friends from botanicaSEATTLE are in the house, but Friday, June 23, will be especially colorful as we kick off Pride Weekend!

And, there's no better time to stock up on SPOT Pride chocolates. For every bag sold, both Vela and SPOT will be donating to Lifelong's Chicken Soup Brigade

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Mother Earth

Mother Earth Vendor Day

June 16th at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

Join us for a Vendor Day with the amazing makers of Mother Earth Cannabis Extracts, the creators of lush, honest, and pure cannabis extracts for the mind and body.

For Mother Earth, it's about respecting the plant at every stage of development. Enhancing experiences with Cannabis does not require adding foreign agents - in fact, the best product comes by delivering an extract as similar to the whole plant as possible. Through adherence to scientific principles, research and iteration, Mother Earth yield extracts that are natural and reliable.

Understand what you are consuming by viewing the detailed analytical laboratory results for all Mother Earth cannabis extracts on their beautiful website. Tests are conducted by a specialized, independent analytical lab in Seattle, WA.

Visit them on facebook & Instagram

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Willie's Reserve

Willie's Reserve Vendor Day

November 10th at 4:00PM

Vendor Day

Willie Nelson has never made any bones about it. The cannabis culture is a way of life for him. And he has always operated under a simple philosophy: my stash is your stash.

WILLIE'S RESERVE™ pays tribute to this tradition of sharing, caring and toking. Now that the cannabis revolution is well underway, it should come as no surprise that Willie is one of its most enthusiastic and committed supporters. His vision guides WILLIE'S RESERVE™.

Come find out more about the Willie's Reserve brand at Vela this Friday, Nov 10th, and pick up some of their frosty flower or their delicious edibles. 

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Rancid & Dropkick Murphys

August 16th at 6:30PM

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Slayer with Lamb of God & Behemoth

August 12th at 7:00PM

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Young the Giant with Special Guests Cold War Kids & Joywave

August 11th at 7:00PM

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Meek Mill & Yo Gotti

August 8th at 8:00PM

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Nick Murphy (Chet Faker)

October 14th at 8:30PM

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KIP MOORE

August 19th at 9:00PM

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Chevelle w/ Black Map, Dinosour Pile-Up

August 7th at 7:30PM

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All Time Low

July 11th at 6:30PM

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Laxi, Mat Edgar w/ Moon Darling and Local Comedians

June 24th at 8:45PM

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U2 and Mumford & Sons

U2 - Joshua Tree Tour 2017

May 14th at 6:30PM

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Streetlight Manifesto

July 1st at 8:00PM

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