Marcus Charles

Marcus Charles (born November 13, 1973) is an American restaurateur and entrepreneur in Seattle. He is known for fostering and expanding the Capitol Hill Block Party, resurrecting the Crocodile Cafe music venue, and founding Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room, along with multiple, successful Seattle bars and restaurants. In 2012 he was a recipient of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s „40 Under 40“ award.

In 2013 Charles co-founded Juju Joints with Rick Stevens of Seattle. Juju Joints are disposable electronic joints (e-joints) pre-loaded with cannabis oil and THC and allow for discreet, odorless consumption of cannabis. Juju Joints launched in Washington cannabis dispensaries in April 2014. Stevens, a 30-year tobacco industry veteran, developed the technology for the innovative e-joint, alongside Charles.

Politically active in local and national campaigns, Charles immersed himself in the 2012 elections, simultaneously supporting Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama in the presidential race, and Washington State gubernatorial Republican candidate Rob McKenna. Charles voiced his political opinions in various interviews with Seattle publications including The Stranger.