Borders Moves Buds to Tenino

Tenino will soon become home to what is likely the city’s first bud business.

A medical marijuana dispensary is closing its location just north of Centralia Wednesday and is reopening in Tenino on Monday.

Though Lewis County does not allow the pot pharmacies, Borders Alternative Medicine, dubbed for its advantageous location just across the Thurston County line, has been operating on Old Highway 99 since last spring.

Co-owner David Luttrell said after the landlord canceled the dispensary’s lease, the new location on Gibson Road just outside Tenino offered the only available site to house Borders.

“It comes with the territory in this business,” he said.

Customers will not see much change, Luttrell said, other than the new, more out of the way location.

Borders will continue to carry about 15 different varieties of smokable pot in addition to marijuana-infused oils and edibles, he said. Additionally, the business will still deliver weed to green card carrying patients in Thurston, Lewis and Cowlitz counties.

In the future, Luttrell said, he expects to move Borders into a larger commercial space.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our services,” he said.

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