Skip to comments.Details fill final day before pot stores open in state
Posted on 07/06/2014 10:25:18 PM PDT by steve86
With the state set to license a handful of recreational-marijuana stores Monday, retailers have been hustling to set up shop while growers and processors are racing to package pot so its ready to deliver Tuesday, when the first stores are expected to open.
Aaron Nelson, the general manager of 2020 Solutions in Bellingham, said his store has already passed inspection by the state Liquor Control Board and hopes to open its doors Tuesday at 8 a.m., the earliest hour allowed under state law.
Nelson expects to have enough marijuana for at least 1,000 people Tuesday, but said 2020 Solutions might limit how much customers can buy, depending on demand. He expects his customers to pay $20 to $25 per gram.
2020 also will sell pre-rolled joints, locally blown glass pipes and other consumption paraphernalia.
But first, the marijuana has to get into the stores.
The Liquor Control Board holds the keys to the launch button. At 1:20 Monday morning, the agency is expected to email the first wave of newly licensed retailers and enter them into its computer system, which traces pot from seedling to a consumers hands. Then, retailers can buy marijuana from processors.
On Monday morning, Lynsee Michels, the Director of Nine Point Growth Industries, a grower and processor in Bremerton, will be waiting for phone calls from several retailers that her company has agreed to sell to once theyre officially licensed including the only Seattle shop, Cannabis City on Fourth Avenue South in Sodo.
Everythings been done dried, trimmed and cured, she said. Were just waiting for those retail stores to be ready to buy.
(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...
Fairly long article
$25/gram equals $11,350 a pound.
The only shop in all of Seattle? I don’t think I’d want to be behind that counter.
Considering the fact that this is about twice the street price, I don't think they'll do all that well.
Their competition has an established distribution network and doesn’t pay taxes.
Have a nice day, Rick Steves. Now you don’t have to go to Amsterdam to do your weed.
and think of all the cops stopping cars coming from the indian store trying to collect the state tax on the weed...
Here is link for another FR story on opening day.
I live ten miles from Seattle. How many traffic deaths will this idiotic policy cause?
You mean by people rushing to the pot shops tomorrow?
Otherwise I don't understand your question. They drive real slow.
Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled
February 4, 2014
Not only that, but the remnants of marijuana can be detected in the system long after (days, weeks) any effect on driving ability has ceased. Thus, even in the cases where they claim marijuana was present, it may have had nothing to do with the accident!
Medical Marijuana Laws, Traffic Fatalities,and Alcohol Consumption
To date, 16 states have passed medical marijuana laws, yet very little is known about their effects. Using state-level data, we examine the relationship between medical marijuana laws and a variety of outcomes.
Legalization of medical marijuana is associated with increased use of marijuana among adults, but not among minors. In addition, legalization is associated with a nearly 9 percent decrease in traffic fatalities, most likely to due to its impact on alcohol consumption. Our estimates provide strong evidence that marijuana and alcohol are substitutes.
Maybe they don’t put all those numbers in their new report because it was a Seattle based channel, everybody in Seattle is high on dope, and numbers confuse them.
There are 2 marijuana facilities set to go out in my neck of the woods, one in Union Gap (adjacent to Yakima) and the other in Prosser (little Prosser).
The states may never admit it, but they will regret the outcome of this drug experiment.
>> legalization is associated with a nearly 9 percent decrease in traffic fatalities, most likely to due to its impact on alcohol consumption.
Sure it is. /s
Maybe because some many new users are zonked that they don’t WANT to drive?
This is not medpot. There is going to be trouble. Denver will be the two mile high city, one mile from its altitude and the other from the pot!
As I recall, Indian Reservations are not included in the legal area. You are right, State can’t collect taxes on Injun land.
Governor Gregoire made a deal with the tribes to sell tobacco at the same price as the rest of tobacco retailers and let them keep the state tobacco tax money. The Indian “smoke shops” no longer had a price advantage but some shop there to deny the state the tax income.
>> Denver will be the two mile high city
Will the State of Washington be providing quality control measures so that the recreational user knows that the pot he/she purchases is of the best quality and that there is a wide array of strain varieties to choose from? What qualifications would these employees from Weights and Measures need to possess? Just thinkin out loud
Okay.....the Stoners make a run on Pot, and they create a protracted shortage. Meanwhile, I’ll still be buying up every box of 22LR and 22WMR I can find.....
Still waiting for the mournful lamenting wail down the road; “What do you mean ‘Pot gives you cancer?!?’”
Just the thought of one of them attempting to find a radio station while driving is horrifying.
Sure it is. /s
You're mind's made up so don't confuse you with the facts?
“most likely due” is not exactly a fact.
I’m thinking of a number between 1 and 10. What is the number?
It's supported by the linked article: "Finally, the relationship between MMLs and more direct measures of alcohol consumption is examined. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), we find that MMLs are associated with decreases in the number of drinks consumed,especially among 20- through 29-year-olds, providing additional evidence that alcohol is the mechanism by which traffic fatalities are reduced. Using data from the Beer Institute, we find that beer sales fall after a MML comes into effect, suggesting that marijuana substitutes for beer, the most popular alcoholic beverage among young adults."
I’ve personally suspected that folks who, given a wider palette of intoxicants, might prefer something different to liquor.
It could make the problem of wanting a fix more obvious. All manner of normal people drink “in moderation.” My dear conservative Baptist friends notwithstanding (and they are actually pretty good with most of their theology) the bible makes a positive role for alcohol, while warning that you can make a big fool out of yourself if you don’t use it the right way, which is to honor God with it. Wine is symbolic of joy. “What God hath joined, let no man put asunder.” Drinking to God is no more an excuse for going on destructive benders than marriage is an excuse for sexual perversions. And if pot is to be smoked, it should only be smoked unto God. Never unto demons. Medicinal use would count; I cannot speculate if any other would, not having known about it.
that there ARE folks who...
I didn’t realize that 10% of the drivers responsible for traffic fatalities were caused by drunk cancer patients.
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