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3 Things You Need To Know Before Tuesday’s Marijuana Sale [Washington State]
NBC News ^ | 06 July 2014

Posted on 07/06/2014 8:01:04 PM PDT by zeestephen

The nation’s second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state Tuesday. Few Stores. Little Pot. No Edibles.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cannabis; marijuana; pot; washingtonstate; wod
FEW STORES: The state’s Liquor Control Board plans to issue up to 20 marijuana retail licenses Monday and stores can open the next day if they’re ready.

SODO’s Cannabis City will be the only Seattle location ready to go on the big day.

Cannabis City manager said the first pot delivery will come early Tuesday morning. Inside that truck, 2,265 small bags containing 2 grams each. Each bag will go for $54.

NO EDIBLES: The board just announced that people who want to make pot-infused sodas, brownies or other treats must get approval for their products, and so far no one has.

The edible-makers will have to have child-proof packaging, strict labeling and their kitchens pass a state inspection. The board doesn’t want any gummy candies or anything that would appeal to children.

1 posted on 07/06/2014 8:01:04 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Bring it across the Border into Canada and you will be arrested


2 posted on 07/06/2014 8:05:43 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Baynative

Washington ping.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 8:06:10 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: zeestephen

Wait, no Oreos? Doomed.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 8:06:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: steve86; Baynative

Washington state Ping

“3 Things You Need To Know Before Tuesday’s Marijuana Sale [Washington State]”


5 posted on 07/06/2014 8:07:44 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Dave’s not here.


6 posted on 07/06/2014 8:07:44 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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7 posted on 07/06/2014 8:09:10 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: zeestephen

$54 bucks for two grams, are they trying to increase the illegal trade?


8 posted on 07/06/2014 8:15:01 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: zeestephen

child-proof packaging —

for ‘edibles’

Watch a stoned ‘patient’ try to open a child-proof. Get ready for a long and interesting development. Kind of like the raven who learned to pick up a stick for a tool.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 8:18:52 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Lx

25$ per j. I’ll pass. The govt effs up everything.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 8:22:58 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Lx

Re: “$54 bucks for two grams, are they trying to increase the illegal trade?”

The idea is that if legal pot in Washington state is priced less than outlaw pot, residents from neighboring states will buy here, return home, and sell for a profit.

So, on Tuesday, legal pot will be $27 a gram in Washington.

But, high quality outlaw bud in neighboring states is about $15 a gram.

The price in Washington is expected to drift down to $20 a gram once all the stores and growers are up and running.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 8:30:00 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Are residents allowed to grow any for their own personal use?


12 posted on 07/06/2014 8:37:41 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: zeestephen

The State of Washington will totally screw this up. You can count on it. This entire thing is being set up by a bunch of unwilling state bureaucrats who have never run a private sector business in their entire lives. Plus they are trying to sell something that grows quite easily on it’s own in the back yard.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 8:48:01 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Lx

Is that expensive?


14 posted on 07/06/2014 8:54:37 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: zeestephen
so worried about the children but they pushed this crap and the stupid people voted for it....

in the meantime, we spend millions and millions keeping cigarette smokers out of stores, restaurants, sports stadiums, buses, even parks....and we'll spend millions more "educating" about the evils of smoking cigarettes....

what about a hypocrites...

15 posted on 07/06/2014 8:56:34 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Lx

that is EXACTLY the nonsense about “legal” pot....it will drive many people to steal it or steal money for it....


16 posted on 07/06/2014 9:00:03 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Re: “Are residents allowed to grow any for their own personal use?”

That’s a great question.

I will guess “No.”

I’ve read through the entire law once.

I don’t recall seeing any reference to personal use.

The total number of growers for legal sales will be limited by law.

They must pass a background check, they must be licensed, their grow site must pass environmental and security inspections, and they must pay state taxes.


17 posted on 07/06/2014 9:07:08 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

So the guy that just grew a couple of plants for his own use will probably go from a minor offense to a major one now that they legalized it. You don’t ever want to get between a statist and a revenue source.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 9:34:12 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: zeestephen

By legalizing this the pro-pot crowd just invited more govt in their business. And the users will be paying more.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 9:57:14 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: zeestephen
I wanted to see how/if the law echoes Colorado's law (we live in CO), so I looked it up.

Colorado allows some number of plants grown at home. Washington does not.

Funny: In the news a few weeks ago, there was a story about how people growing pot at home are driving ham radio operators bonkers. The plant lights interfere with the operation of radios. There have been cases of ham operators using their equipment to find dope growers and offer to fix their equipment so that it won't bother the radios anymore.

20 posted on 07/06/2014 9:59:06 PM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens ~ J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: zeestephen

$54 a gram? What a rip off. This will just let the black market thrive.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 10:17:11 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: monkeyshine

Sorry, $54 for 2 grams. Still expensive. I guess they are forcing the sales in certain units for tax purposes?


22 posted on 07/06/2014 10:19:06 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: zeestephen; All

One day my husband and I drove out to a fall party in the country. There was a big bonfire, my husband went to park the car, I went inside to say high to the hosts. Was shown the refreshments and warned the brownies were MJ laced. I went to see other people and returned later to the refreshments. My husband was standing there with a brownie in his hand. “How many of those have you eaten??” “This is my forth.” “Oh, no, those are Alice B. Tocklas brownies.” “Well, I guess I won’t be driving home tonight.” We slept on blankets by the fire and around noon the next day he said he felt he could drive home safely, but would not work on the roof as previously planned.

People really need to be careful with edibles, only use if dose and their tolerance is know. Several have died in Colorado, one from a high fall.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 10:29:22 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Avid Coug; All

In Washington, DC, a legalization ballot Initiative is being promoted. It would legalize 2 oz. for personal use and allow growing up to 6 plants, only 3 of which can be mature. None can be sold, and you must be 21. Tune in on the first Tuesday in November. Currently a decriminalization bill is being held up in Congress, since the 640,000 residents of DC cannot spend their own tax money or pass their own laws without a Congressional veto. Two and one half times the young people are given a permanent criminal record for pot each year in DC as graduate from high school.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 10:40:33 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: cherry
Denver crime rates have suddenly fallen.

July 01, 2014

According to government data, the Denver city- and county-wide murder rate has dropped 42.1% since recreational marijuana use was legalized in January. This is compared to the same period last year, a time frame encompassing Jan. 1 through May 31. Violent crime in general is down almost 2%, and major property crimes are down 11.5% compared to the same period in 2013.

http://mic.com/articles/92449/six-months-after-legalizing-marijuana-two-big-things-have-happened-in-colorado

25 posted on 07/06/2014 10:42:50 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

No.


26 posted on 07/06/2014 10:55:19 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: zeestephen
They must pass a background check, they must be licensed, their grow site must pass environmental and security inspections, and they must pay state taxes.

Just another revenue stream then. And more AFSCME members.

27 posted on 07/07/2014 1:36:12 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: RginTN

It all beats a jail cell. Period.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 3:57:12 AM PDT by Wolfie
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