Seattle’s preferred shop for medical & recreational cannabis products
Ponder® is your neighborly cannabis shop conveniently located in Seattle’s Central District. Since Ponder is medically licensed, we are proud to offer a full line of wellness Cannabis products including a wide variety of both medical and recreational products, as well as employing several medically certified consultants to assist customers. We also offer an online information kiosk where you can further research information regarding Cannabis strains, terpenes, products, effects, and wellness.
The trained Ponder® staff is ready and more than willing to help you select the cannabis product that is right for you.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a psychoactive constituent found in cannabis plants and commonly used to measure the psychoactive potency, or mental ‘high’ of cannabis products.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a constituent found in Cannabis plants, often considered the yin (body relaxation), to the THC yang (mental high). CBD is often synergistically combined with plant extracts and essential oils which can provide anti-inflammatory effects. The consumption of CBD may also mitigate the intensity of the mental high effect of THC. To learn more about CBD, check out Project CBD.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the primary constituents of essential oils that are found in Cannabis plants. Various types of terpenes are found in different Cannabis strains, which may also provide wellness benefits.
What are different Strains of Cannabis?
Indica Cannabis is generally known for physically relaxing effects and a higher CBD content with complementary types of terpenes.
Sativa Cannabis is generally known for mentally uplifting effects. This strain is known for its higher THC content and complementary types of terpenes.
Hybrid Cannabis is a blend of two or more Indica and/or Sativa strains. Hybrid strains can emphasize complementary synergistic effects of different concentrations of THC and CBD.
Does WA have purchase limits?
Yes. In a single transaction, customers are limited to a maximum:
- One ounce of cannabis flower
- 16 ounces of cannabis infused product in solid form
- 72 ounces of cannabis infused product in liquid form
- Seven grams of cannabis concentrates
Exceptions provided for qualified medical patients.
Where can I purchase approved and tested cannabis products?
Ponder carries cannabis products that have been monitored, tested for safety, and regulated throughout their lifecycles. Customers must be 21 years of age or older, and present a valid photo ID to make a purchase. Age exceptions exist for qualified medical patients.
Flower: Cannabis in its raw form, such as flower buds and leaves. Please ask
our experienced staff to recommend a plant strain of cannabis that suits your
Pre-rolls: Machines are used to roll cannabis inside thin paper tubes to create handy, perfectly formed, joints. This joint, or “cannabis cigarette,” requires neither the inconvenience of a pipe, nor the time delay of an edible, to feel the effects.
Edible: Cannabis constituents are added to candy, mints, baked goods, sodas,
juices, syrups, tinctures, capsules, and pills. An edible product can contain no more than 10mg of THC. Many only contain 5mg of THC, which is often best for new consumers. Users may experience a delay of 1 hour or more to feel the effects.
Concentrate: Cannabis constituents are concentrated into a potent liquid or solid form. A concentrate is typically smoked or vaporized.
Topical: Cannabis constituents are concentrated into products that are intended for direct application to the skin of a consumer. Topicals include balms, lotions, lubricants, sprays, creams, salves, suppositories, and transdermal patches.
Ponder is a medically endorsed cannabis retailer. Customers can meet with certified Medical Cannabis Consultants who can answer their Medical Cannabis questions. For qualified patients, our consultants can register them in the State of Washington’s Medical Cannabis Authorization Database and issue Medical Cannabis Patient recognition cards. To qualify for a recognition card, a patient must be diagnosed in the last year with a qualifying condition. A complete list of qualifying conditions may be found here.
The benefits of becoming a registered medical cannabis patient include the ability to: (1) purchase certified Medical Cannabis products, sales tax free; (2) purchase 3 times the recreational maximum limit for Cannabis and Cannabis products; (3) purchase high-THC certified medical Cannabis products; (4) grow 6 Cannabis plants at home for personal medical use – additional exception for up to 15 plants; (5) possess 8 ounces of usable Cannabis grown at home – additional exception up to 16 ounces; and (6) certain protections from arrest, prosecution and legal penalties for possession of Cannabis.
For those that have only experienced the limited and untested product selection that the typical medical marijuana dispensary offers, we encourage you to visit Ponder and learn about the wide selection of safe Cannabis and Cannabis infused products that the regulated legal market offers.