James R. Lathrop, DNP ARNP opened Seattle’s first legal recreational cannabis shop on July 08, 2014, gaining worldwide media attention for Cannabis City in Seattle. Professionally he has been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years, and was the owner and clinical director of Advanced Holistic Health. Known as the Ahh! Clinic the practice specialized in cannabis therapeutics for more than 5 years, but was closed due to state regulation changes under Senate Bill 5052 in July 2015. Dr. Lathrop an entrepreneur and business owner with previous experience in bar-restaurant, commercial rental properties, and music production. He currently is attending a PhD program at the University of Washington with a research focus on cannabis therapeutics.