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July 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Pot supply is low and stores can’t meet demand

Recreational pot is packaged at Sea of Green Farms in Seattle. Producers haven’t had big harvests yet. (Photo by Ted S. Warren / The Seattle Times)

Recreational pot is packaged at Sea of Green Farms in Seattle. Producers haven’t had big harvests yet. (Photo by Ted S. Warren / The Seattle Times)

“No matter how you cut it, there’s just not enough product to go around to all the stores opening,” said Chad Champagne, owner of 420 Carpenter in Lacey. “If I could get 1,000 pounds I would get it.”

Some quick facts from the story:

  • Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham opened with more than 20 pounds of marijuana. By Wednesday afternoon, it only had 7 or 8 pounds.
  • A Spokane store owner said he’s been in talks with suppliers, who have quoted prices as high as $5,000 per pound
  • Nine Point Growth Industries, one of the state’s first licensed growers, is shipping the last of its 30 pounds of pot. It’s next batch won’t be ready until July 25.

Andy Mannix has the story.

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