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.
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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.