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July 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Grandmother who bought Seattle’s first legal pot is donating some to MOHAI

The grandmother who bought Seattle’s first legal pot is donating some of that herb, along with clothes she wore that day, and more, to MOHAI. That’s the Museum of History and Industry, the 103-year old Seattle institution with 4 million artifacts. MOHAI wants the mementos from Greene, 65, because they showcase “one more way Washington, for better…

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July 18, 2014 at 1:28 PM

10 days of pot sales earn state more than $318,000 in excise taxes

Washington state will add more than $318,000 to its coffers as a result of 10 days of legal retail marijuana sales, according to figures provided by the state’s Liquor Control Board. That number reflects $1.27 million in sales throughout the supply chain, including those from suppliers to retailers, but does not account for sales tax or business and…

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July 8, 2014 at 6:09 PM

For customer at Seattle’s first pot store it’s smoke some, save some

Before Damien Tillman walked into Cannabis City to buy marijuana, he ripped off some of the police tape that hung from the door’s frame and asked a fellow pot buyer for a marker.

Damien Tillman of Tacoma showing off a bud off pot legally purchased at Cannabis City after waiting outside for hours and the grand opening of the first retain store in King County. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Damien Tillman of Tacoma showing off a bud of pot legally purchased at Cannabis City. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

“A piece of history right here, brother,” he said. “So excited.” Tillman later asked Cannabis City owner James Lathrop to sign the ceremonial caution tape that the store had put up as a representation of prohibition past.

Tillman paid another prospective pot buyer, Michael Merithew, $200 for his place in line. That made him fifth or so, after the VIPs Cannabis City would let in first. Then he waited about three hours in the heat to get his hands on legal recreational pot.

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July 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Eager entrepreneurs talk shop at the inaugural Cannabis Tech Meetup

A group of entrepreneurs, startup developers and cannabis-industry professionals networked and talked shop at Seattle’s first Cannabis Tech Meetup at Magical Butter Studios in SoDo Monday evening.

Red Russak, co-organizer of the Seattle Tech Meetup and one of the leading forces behind the Cannabis Tech event, was surprised and delighted that more than 50 people with a “perfect blend” of cannabis and tech backgrounds attended the inaugural event. With the legalization of marijuana, so-called cannapreneurs are looking to profit.

The so-called "cantrepreneurs" gather at the first Cannabis Tech Meetup. (Photo by Red Russak)

The so-called “cantrepreneurs” gather at the first Cannabis Tech Meetup. (Photo by Red Russak)

“Prohibition era is close to ending. You’ve got smart people thinking about where to start their business,” he said. “Any help we can provide for the community, the better.”

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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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