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September 30, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Uncle Ike’s becomes second licensed pot retailer in Seattle

Finally, Seattle has a second pot store. Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, in the Central District, opened its doors to a steady stream of customers Tuesday, nearly three months after the first state-licensed pot stores launched. The opening at 23rd Avenue and East Union Street drew customers of all types, including neighbors and tourists, nurses and rock…

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September 26, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Two more pot stores scheduled to open in Seattle

Correction: An original copy of this blog contained an incorrect address for Ocean Greens.  Two more state-licensed marijuana stores are scheduled to open soon in Seattle, but their launches could be muted by supply issues that continue to dog the local retail marijuana industry. The owner of Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop, Ian Eisenberg, said his company will start serving…

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August 7, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Prosser may put pot businesses on back burner

By Ross Courtney / Yakima Herald-Republic PROSSER — The city that became the Yakima Valley’s first home to a pot shop has now decided to temporarily put the brakes on any more marijuana. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Prosser City Council agreed to a moratorium on any additional marijuana businesses. The council did not take…

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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 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Taiwanese animation firm’s take on our legalized pot: Really fat, stoned Seattleites

Really fat Seattleites getting the munchies after smoking pot, and then barging into a McDonald’s to get a wagon full of burgers. That is how that Taiwanese digital animation firm is portraying the first days of Washington State’s legalization of marijuana. You might remember Next Media Animation from its viral 2009 cartoon of Tiger Woods getting…

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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 6:33 AM

Washington issues first pot shop licenses

By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses on Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they’ll finally be able to open for business. “We’re pretty stoked,” said John Evich, an investor in Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis, in a 2:30 a.m. Pacific time interview with The Associated Press. “We haven’t…

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