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GreenHead to host first post-prohibition celebration today

61400_GreenHead_opens_13002Vancouver pot shop GreenHead Cannabis is hosting its first post-Prohibition-themed festival this afternoon.

The store, located in an old gas station building at 2815 St. Johns Boulevard in the Rose Village neighborhood, was designed with the era of Prohibition in mind. Everything inside — from the budtenders’ classy old time bartender outfits to the exposed brick walls — is a modern homage to the end of Prohibition.

To the left of the sales counter is a chest-heigh sliding door leading to a walled-off wooden room.¬†Managing Director Amy Graeff calls it the speakeasy. It’s essentially a stylish sales window where store club members can go to bypass the line at the register.

On the adjacent wall sits a fireplace with a mantle showcasing a collection of antique pharmacy equipment. Empty glass medicine bottles. A scale. Even a dusty old record player.

These are the pieces that define the old fashioned, industrial style of GreenHead. So, if you haven’t seen the place yet, it’s worth a look.

Graeff plans to make the Prohibition event an annual tradition to celebrate the theme of the store.

The event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. It’ll feature several recreational marijuana growers, who will be available to meet and chat about running their businesses in a new post-prohibition era for pot in Washington.

The first 100 customers will be handed¬†“members only” bracelets that will give them access to range of marijuana strains sold at $6 a gram.

Throughout the day, the store will also have a number of promotions, like a 4:20 p.m. raffle for tickets to a Mike Epps concert. A couple other local rappers will actually be performing at the store on Saturday.

- Justin Runquist