BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON – January 11, 2016 – Higher Leaf will open their second recreational
marijuana store in Bellevue in early 2017. Construction on the new site has been underway since the
fall and final inspections by the Washington State Liquor Control Board and the City of Bellevue will
occur within the next few weeks. The other Higher Leaf is located in Kirkland.

Higher Leaf will be the first marijuana store to open in Bellevue since February 2015, despite a recent
Bellevue City Council ordinance limiting marijuana retailers in the city. Higher Leaf is the fourth
marijuana retailer to open in Bellevue and is now the closest store for drivers leaving Seattle on I-90
East via exit 11A.

Higher Leaf in Kirkland is already the most popular store on the east side (per state sales data) and the
6th most popular store in the state. With the second location opening in Bellevue, Higher Leaf
becomes the first multi-store chain to operate on the Eastside. The store’s street entrance is located
next to the drive-through Starbucks on 156th Ave SE and is just down the road from the Washington
State Patrol office.

The Bellevue location is a bright, open retail space with six points of sale. Visitors can park on site or
take advantage of several area bus stops within walking distance. The new store will stock many of
the same vendors currently available at Higher Leaf in Kirkland and customers can expect the same
high level of service that they have come to expect from Higher Leaf and they may see a few familiar
faces from the Kirkland shop.

“We believe in personal freedom and that we can create a retail marijuana store that is not only
welcoming and fun, but one that is part of a state-wide industry that has high standards of quality and
transparency,” said Molly Honig, owner of both Higher Leaf locations. “We hope our store is a fun
place to visit, echoing the fabulous quality of other retail shops, restaurants and businesses
throughout the Eastside.”

Higher Leaf was Kirkland’s first marijuana store to open in February 2015 after several City of Kirkland
zoning changes. Higher Leaf opened with an 800 square foot space and relocated one year later to a
new 3,000 square foot space in the same building. The opening of the eastgate location marks yet
another major expansion.

In the past two years, Higher Leaf has also been proud to be a member of the Kirkland Chamber of
Commerce and is probably one of the first marijuana stores to become a member of any Chamber of
Commerce nationwide.

“As an organization dedicated to supporting the growth of our members, The Kirkland Chamber of
Commerce is excited about Higher Leaf’s upcoming expansion,” said Samantha St. John the Interim
Executive Director of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. “We appreciate their community
partnership and responsible business practices, and wish Higher Leaf continued success in Kirkland
and Bellevue.”

Higher Leaf has recently joined the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and hopes to play an active role
in both organizations.

Higher Leaf Bellevue is located at 3079 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98007 and will be open 11 a.m. to
8 p.m. 7 days a week. The store will announce more details about an official Grand Opening
celebration on www.higherleaf.com later this month.

To learn more about Bellevue’s new recreational marijuana retailer, please contact:

Molly Honig, Owner
12525 Willows Rd. NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Office: (425) 820-5967
molly@higherleaf.com

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