Skip to comments.Legal retail marijuana will be available in early July
Posted on 06/13/2014 10:31:19 PM PDT by steve86
Yes, Washington marijuana growers will have product ready for sale in the first week of July in time for the first wave of 20-30 stores receiving state licenses.
Exactly which day those first stores will open, how much youll be able to buy and how much it will cost the consumer is still mostly an open question, but there will be legal weed on store shelves.
But expect it to sell out fast.
Theres just no way its not going to sell out, said Attila Soos, the owner of Verdavanti, one of the largest growers licensed so far. He will have product to offer stores for that first week, he said.
Well have product for retailers as long as they are licensed. We expect things to start rolling out July 1st, but it is safe to assume that not all retailers will receive their license July 1st, so youll likely see our products being rolled out in weekly phases across the state.
And theres a tough, fast-paced, free-market battle going on right now as you read this story. Soos added:
Were at a point where one gentleman wrote to every single producer and processor that he wanted to buy product, and he kept everyone in the contact list. The next retailer simply hit the reply-all button and said Ill match whatever you guys offer to him and on top of it Ill add 15 percent.
Theres no real feasible way to meet the demand at this point.
And, according to many conversations weve had with growers and hopeful retailers, prices per gram will range from $15 to $25 (with some higher spikes and brief lows, possibly at $12 a gram) during those first few days and weeks, but then level out at about the same range.
While weve heard of some growers trying to lock in very high prices (we heard of one pitch to sell a pound at $6,500 to the retailer, who then has to tack on his/her costs and taxes), those are aberrations. By and large, from what weve heard, growers and retailers are looking long-term and dont want to anger each other or the consumer.
Were pioneers in the industry, said John Evich, a retail hopeful. We want to be among the first to open. We want to benefit the future of the industry, because my research tells me that if we charge everyone $25 a gram, people are going to be pissed off at the industry and say that retail is a joke.
Evich is part of retail hopeful Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, owned by Thomas Beckely. He believes the store will be among the first licensed in the state.
We want to offer a wide variety of prices and quality thats affordable, Evich said. Ive had a lot of people tell me, Were just going to keep buying from the black market or from medical. And thats what we dont want to see. I want to see this come out, and the retail be looked at, and (Initiative) 502 be looked at, as a good thing and a fair thing.
Lots of clickable pic previews at source.
While the decadence of this kind is to get sad for, it is not the most tragic influence in the land (IMHO of course).
The most tragic influence is the steady drip drip drip loss of faith.
When do the legal gay brothels open up there and in Colorado?
Here, in the eastern side of WA State, almost every city and county is banning retail mj outlets (prohibiting business licenses). I’m quite positive they would also ban brothels, gay or otherwise.
The Mexican cartels will make-up for any shortages.
Save your state approved baggies to keep it in.
“No Stems No Seeds that you don’t need...Acapulco Gold is..............*toke*.............bad a$$ weeeeeeed.”
“Those will definitely have Obamas approval.”
Look for the Choom Gang label.
According to the kids I work with, a quarter ounce of premium buds costs about $100 on the illegal market.
That would be in the range of $14-$15 a gram.
Has anyone heard what major employers in Seattle plan to do once it’s legal?
I believe our new law still gives employers the right to fire or not hire someone who is positive for marijuana on a drug screen.
I bet most of the NBA players are clamoring for a team to be put back in Seattle.
they will have to start them off at $15/hr
While here in Puyallup (western Washington) there’s more pot shops on the main drag now than espresso stands.
Keep the people drugged so they don’t make trouble. Sounds like a great formula for our continued slide into the sewer.
In commierado anyone with a ccw doesnt get near anyone with pot; legal, medical, any kind.
I’ve never yet seen one in person — medical or otherwise.
People who want to are getting drugged already. Did the end of Prohibition of the drug alcohol accelerate a slide into the sewer
Libertarians are great at false analogies. Toke up, fella! You won’t even notice when the country disintegrates around you.
I take it you're referring to alcohol and Prohibition; where's the falsity? Alcohol and marijuana are mind-altering substances - and the "Progressives" who championed Prohibition swore up and down that alcohol was causing the country to disintegrate around them.