The 4 Best Dispensaries Near the Seattle Space Needle

The Space Needle is a must-see for anyone visiting Seattle, and if you really want to get as “high” as possible while you’re in the Pacific Northwest, visiting one of the nearby cannabis shops will make sure you’ve got all of the supplies you need. 

Located near the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and Capitol Hill, Higher Leaf and Green Theory’s cannabis dispensaries showcase the best that the Emerald City’s cannabis industry has to offer.

Higher Leaf

Higher Leaf is one of the top dispensaries near the Space Needle to visit when spending time in Washington State. This dispensary has two locations in nearby Bellevue and Kirkland that are surrounded by beautiful deciduous trees. If you visit Washington State in the fall, it’s definitely worth walking around the area and even taking a picture or two.

Aside from the scenic location, visitors looking for the pot shop with the best selection of marijuana products will love Higher Leaf. Both the Bellevue and Kirkland stores stock a wide selection of Seattle THC tinctures, concentrates, edibles, THC topicals, pre-rolls, infused joints, flower, and infused beverages. If you’re not sure exactly what you want, the knowledgeable budtenders are always happy to help.

To ensure the best prices for all customers, Higher Leaf offers a price match guarantee in addition to weekly specials and daily deals that are advertised on the website. If you join the Frequent Flyer loyalty program, you can also get 20% off your entire order after every fourth visit.

Bellevue Location

Address: 3079 156th Ave SE, Bellevue

Opening hours: 9 am to 11 pm daily

Getting there from the Space Needle: 33 min (12.7 mi) via I-90 W

Kirkland Location

Address: 12525 Willows Rd NE Suite 10, Kirkland

Opening hours: 9 am to 11 pm Sunday through Thursday, 9 am to 11:45 pm Friday and Saturday

Getting there from the Space Needle: 34 min (16.4 mi) via I-405 S and WA-520 W

Green Theory

Green Theory has a reputation for being one of the first dispensaries in Bellevue and now has two locations in the suburb—BelRed and Factoria. Adults 21 and above who are visiting Seattle will love the clean, friendly, laid-back vibe and wide selection of quality cannabis.

Like Higher Leaf, Green Theory stocks premium flower, pre-rolls, vape carts, concentrates, edibles, infused beverages, topicals, and tinctures—including plenty of CBD-only options. Green Theory has an in-house loyalty program (shared with Higher Leaf) as well as generous daily deals and a price-match guarantee to make sure you get the best Seattle marijuana prices when you come.

If you’re driving to Green Theory in an Uber or rental vehicle, there is free parking on-site and an ATM where you can withdraw cash. Customers who already know what they want can pre-order online, and their products should be ready by the time they arrive (the typical fill time is 10 minutes or less).

BelRed Dispensary

Address: 1940 124th Ave NE, Suite A-101, Bellevue

Opening hours: 9 am to 11 pm daily

Getting there from the Space Needle: 22 min (10.1 mi) via WA-520 E

Factoria Dispensary

Address: 12827 SE 40th PL, Bellevue

Opening hours: 8 am to 11:45 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am to 11:45 pm Saturday and Sunday

Getting there from the Space Needle: 22 min (10.8 mi) via I-90 E

Fun Facts About the Space Needle

The Space Needle was constructed in honor of the World’s Fair in 1962, designed by architect John Graham & Co, and was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River at the time it was built. This massive structure towers 605 ft. high, is 138 ft. wide, and weighs 9550 Tons. You can see past Lake City to Lake Union and Mount Baker from the observation tower at the top!

If you’re worried about the tower toppling over on your visit to Washington (especially in high winds), you can rest assured that you’re perfectly safe. The Space Needle was built to be earthquake- and wind-resistant, has 25 lightning rods, and is sometimes shut down or restricted as a precaution in times of especially high winds.

How to Purchase Cannabis Near the Space Needle

If you’re visiting Seattle and are eager to try out the best marijuana products to be had in Washington State, all you’ll need is a government-issued ID that shows you’re at least 21 years of age. Then, you can purchase up to an ounce of flower, 7 grams of concentrates, 16 ounces of infused edibles, or 72 ounces in liquid form at dispensaries near the Space Needle and throughout the city.

Remember that marijuana should be consumed in a private place such as a residence or 420-friendly Airbnb and not on federal lands or in restaurants where smoking is prohibited. To have a great time while enjoying premium cannabis, follow Seattle marijuana laws, respect your hosts, and enjoy getting “high” with the unbeatable combination of the Space Needle and Mary-Jane!

Disclaimer: Cannabis has intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of cannabis. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.