I'm just returning home to Portland from a trip to Seattle for the opening of the first legal marijuana store in the city. It was a thrill to be a part of my first real media circus!
Today is the first day recreational sales of marijuana are legal in the state of Washington, and even though the new law was voted in almost two years ago many weed retailers are still not ready to open their doors.
After 18 months of anticipation, Washington state is finally on the eve of selling its first batch of legal weed at retail stores. Seattle PI has obtained a list of the first 24 licenses handed out by the state's Liquor Control Board.
Some stoners may have to get a second job to afford legal marijuana in Washington state. Recent reports indicate that high times will call for high prices once the Liquor Control Board issues the state’s first round of retail reefer licenses next month.
For the past six months, the green-eyed focus of the recreational marijuana industry has been on Colorado, yet it seems the entire nation has forgotten about Washington State.