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At a time when capital is drying up in the cannabis industry, Cresco Labs board member Michele Roberts says there’s a new potential pool of investors — professional basketball players. The new NBA players union contract specifically allows players to invest in cannabis companies, Roberts said during an interview today at the Cannabis Innovation Lab at 1871.
Six-time NBA all-star and Seattle Sonic legend Shawn Kemp is expanding his cannabis ventures with a new dispensary in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood.   The new location gives Kemp a presence on the north and south end of Seattle. The first cannabis store is located in Belltown and brands itself as a welcoming environment for “cannabis connoisseurs and those new to the green scene.”
Kemp’s new dispensary is in a former bank building and offers a wide variety of cannabis products in a Seattle-themed, 3,500-square-foot showroom.  A massive mural features Kemp, former Sonic teammate Gary Payton and Bruce Lee next to Jimi Hendrix.  “We really went big on this location and I can’t wait for fans to check it out,” says Kemp, who co-owns the dispensary with business partner and General Manager Tran Du.   “We’re going to have over 3,000 unique products — best selection in Seattle,” Du said.