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October 8, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Pot-shop pop: Marijuana soda explodes at Bellingham store

AP/BELLINGHAM — Bottles of marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Bellingham pot shop started exploding on the store shelf. The manager of Top Shelf Cannabis, Zach Henifin, told KOMO  “It sounded like a shotgun going off.” No one was injured at the store. Henifin wore a face guard and protective clothing to move more than 300 bottles to a…

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August 6, 2014 at 5:36 PM

First pot edibles, vape pens went on sale Wednesday night

Just past 8 am.., Cale Holdsworth, from Kansas, raises his arms with the first purchase of legal pot at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, Wash.

    Washington’s first retail pot edibles are available for purchase. Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, among the state’s first shops to open, was planning to start selling three different kinds of edibles late Wednesday, said shop investor John Evich. “The public wants their edibles,” he said. “It seems like every third person is hounding us, ‘Where…

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July 8, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Bellingham pot store manager: ‘Who feels like a drug dealer now? I don’t’

Cale Holdsworth of Kansas celebrates buying the first bag of pot at Top Shelf in Bellingham.  Photo by Times staff photographer Mark Harrison

Cale Holdsworth was the most popular man in Bellingham this morning. The 29-year-old from Kansas, who’s in Washington visiting family, showed up to Top Shelf Cannabis about 4 a.m. with his girlfriend, Sarah Gorton, making them the first in line to buy pot legally in a retail shop. “I’m excited,” said Holdsworth about 6:30 a.m., sitting outside of Top…

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July 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Bellingham pot store delays Tuesday opening

One of two Bellingham marijuana stores expecting to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday will instead open later in the week, citing issues with the processors supplying its product. 2020 Solutions, in a news release late Monday, said it expected deliveries from two processors early Tuesday, but both “hit regulatory snags” with the state’s Liquor Control Board. “We…

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July 7, 2014 at 5:55 AM

With first retail pot licenses out, Bellingham store expects early Tuesday opening

The state of Washington issued its first retail marijuana licenses via email this morning, putting the pot industry’s gears in motion for an opening day of retail sales tomorrow. Among those who received a license was Aaron Nelson, general manager of 2020 Solutions in Bellingham who says he received an email from the traceability system…

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