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July 25, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Your questions on legal pot in Washington answered

Mark Boyer becoming the first man in Spokane to purchase pot from a retail shop. (Photo by Dan Pelle, The Spokesman-Review / Associated Press)

Mark Boyer becoming the first man in Spokane to purchase pot from a retail shop. (Photo by Dan Pelle, The Spokesman-Review / Associated Press)

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at The Evergreen. The first pot stores opened up, City Attorney Pete Holmes brought weed to work and Spokane’s first pot buyer got fired or fired himself, depending on whom you ask.

But we promised to answer as many questions as we could from readers. Better late than never. 

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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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July 1, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Seattle’s first pot shop poised to open Tuesday in Sodo

James Lathrop is the owner of Cannabis City, which is expected to be Seattle’s first recreational pot store. He says the shop passed a two-hour state inspection last week. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

James Lathrop is the owner of Cannabis City, which is expected to be Seattle’s first recreational pot store. He says the shop passed a two-hour state inspection last week.
(Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

On Tuesday, July 8, Washington’s first recreational marijuana stores will open. Barring some 11th-hour catastrophe, 10 pounds of marijuana will line the shelves of Cannabis City in Sodo, which is likely to be the first recreational shop to open in Seattle. Owner James Lathrop expects to sell all 10 pounds of pot on Tuesday at $15 to $20 per gram. 

Until last week, Lathrop and his business manager had been working as many as 16 hours a day to prepare the business for its first customers. He said Cannabis City passed its two-hour state inspection last week.

Read more about what’s likely to be Seattle’s first recreational pot shop in a story by Andy Mannix. 

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