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March 13, 2014 at 12:23 PM

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Inside Vashon's vacant K2 ski factory site on 'Weed Island'


There is interest in using Vashon's iconic K2 ski factory for production of marijuana products.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Mike Stroble, facilities manager of the vacant K2 ski factory on Vashon Island, where entrepreneurs want to create pot production and processing facility, fastens his four-year-old grand daughter Julia Stroble's bike helmet. At right is a K2-promotional float, which spoofs a similar one in the movie Animal House, that the company used in past Vashon Strawberry Festival parades.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The vacant K2 ski factory on Vashon Island, where entrepreneurs want to create pot production and processing facility.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The vacant K2 ski factory on Vashon Island, where entrepreneurs want to create pot production and processing facility.

KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Mike Stroble, left, facilities manager of the vacant K2 building on Vashon Island, stands in what was once a meeting room for the ski company's creative team. Riding a bike is his granddaughter, Julia Stroble, 4. A pot business has a contract to buy the building for $1.4 million.

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