Marijuana FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What forms of ID do you accept?

You must be 21 or older and present a valid (not expired), current ID that includes your date of birth, signature, and photograph. Acceptable forms of identification:
  • Driver’s License, Instruction Permit, or I.D. Card issued by any U.S. State, U.S. Territory and District of Columbia
  • Valid Washington State Temporary Driver’s License
  • U.S. Armed Forces I.D. Card (Encrypted signature acceptable)
  • Merchant Marine I.D. Card issued by the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Official Passport (Passport Cards ARE now accepted!)
  • Eligible Tribal ID’s:
    • Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
    • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
    • Nez Perce Tribe
    • Lummi Nation
    • Spokane Tribe
    • Skokomish Tribe
    • Stillaguamish Tribe
    • Kalispel Tribe
    • Suquamish Tribe
    • Nisqually Indian Tribe
    • Puyallup Tribe of Indians
    • Snoqualmie Tribe
    • Nooksack Indian Tribe
    • Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
    • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
    • The Tulalip Tribes
In 2015, the state of Washington began issuing digital versions of temporary IDs. If you have a temporary ID you must be able to:
  • Verify that the email is from the DMV (can be done in an email or on cell phone)
  • Reference the old form of identification
Forms of identification that are NOT accepted by state law:
  • A driver’s license from any foreign country that is not a U.S territory or Canada
  • USA permanent residence card (Green Card)
  • Expired Passports with a work or school visa extension are not considered an acceptable form of ID. Even though the visa is valid, the passport itself is still expired

For Medical Patients who are under the age of 18

Patients under the age of 18 are not required to have a form of ID to enter the store IF they have a medical recommendation and are with their designated provider. However, their designated medical provider is required to be 21+ and have a valid form of identification. Patients between the age of 18-20 MUST have their own valid ID (if patient has a provider, their provider must have valid ID as well.) Check out our Medical page for more details.

Are the same products available at all stores?

No. While there is a lot of crossover between the products carried at each of our stores, the inventory is not exactly the same. The Shoreline and Ballard locations are a bit smaller than the SoDo shop, and have more of a laid-back, neighborhood vibe. Our SoDo location experiences traffic from the higher-density population living in the downtown / Beacon Hill / First Hill areas, as well as many Seattle visitors. Lastly, our newest location at 85th & Aurora is designed as a "Dockside Express", making it a great stop for smaller, quick purchases. Product availability is dependent on the unique demands of the neighborhood around each store. You can find an accurate menu of what is available at each store here!

Does your online menu accurately reflect what is currently in stock?

Our online menu is live synced to our inventory management system so it is always as up to date as possible. We may have some items that are low in stock or sell quickly due to popular demand, so if you have your heart set on something you see online, you can call ahead and ask one of our staff to set it aside for you. We hold items until the store closes that day, and will work on a case-by-case basis with product holds for medical patients.  You can also order online from any store by visiting its menu. You will receive a text message when your order is ready to pick up in the store, and you can skip the line to pick up your order directly at the register!

What does it mean if I have an authorization for Medical Marijuana?

Both of our locations are medically endorsed and have state-certified Medical Marijuana Consultants available Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm. If you are a new patient, or planning your first visit to Dockside Cannabis as a medical patient please visit our Medical page so you can come prepared! The Washington State Department of Health does not accept medical marijuana authorizations from other states.

Where do I park when I visit Dockside?

Each of our locations have large parking lots with free regular and handicap parking available.

Can I get cannabis delivered from Dockside?

It is currently illegal for any licensed retail cannabis stores to deliver/ship product or accept payment outside of the premises.

I’m looking for a good deal- what discounts are available?

Follow us on Twitter & Facebook where we announce special deals that are current and upcoming in-store, and sign up for our email newsletter on our home page to get access to special sale & event info ahead of time. We'd also encourage you to sign up for our Dockside Rewards Club! You'll earn 1 point for every $1 you spend at any of our stores.  To join, all you have to do is text "Join Dockside" to 206-736-6041, and you're automatically eligible for $10 off your purchase, or 10% off a purchase over $40. Medical patients who hold WA State Authorizations written by a doctor in WA State are tax exempt, and get an additional 10% off of everything in the store. A 10% discount is also available to Veterans and Seniors. We do not stack discounts; the largest discount you are eligible for is the one you will receive. Price Match Guarantee: We will match any price on the same item(s) from any 502 store in King County!* The Details:
  • We will match prices of any licensed marijuana retailer in King County
  • Item(s) must be regularly priced (no sale or special pricing)
  • Item(s) must be the same (brand & size)
  • Sale price must be verifiable on Leafly, Weedmaps, or directly from the store menu and updated within the last week.
  • Price must include both the WA State Excise tax and local sales tax
*Exceptions may apply

How do I find out about how the product is grown and produced?

By law, all product information must be provided on the labeling of each package. If you want to do research ahead of time, you can see the products we have on our menu and research more about the producers of those products on their individual website. You should also always feel free to ask any of our budtenders for information about the brands we carry!

How can I apply to work at Dockside?

Please email your resume to us at; note the desired position and location in the subject line. We would love for you to include a cover letter telling us about yourself and why you feel you’re uniquely qualified to work with us. We look forward to hearing from you!