Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales Underway in Washington State

The sale of legal recreational cannabis is officially underway in Washington State, with just over 20 outlets allowed to open their doors bliss today to anyone 21 and older. Some outlets, like Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis, began sales at 8AM this morning, the soonest they were legally allowed to do so. Prices range from $13 to $25 a gram, depending on the strain, and the outlet.

Under state law, recreational cannabis stores can sell up to an ounce of cannabis to anyone 21 and older, as well as up to 16 ounces of cannabis-infused solids (brownies, cookies) and 72 ounces of cannabis-infused liquids (lotions, tinctures). You don’t have to be a resident of Washington State to purchase cannabis, you simply need a valid ID proving you’re at least 21 years old.

In total 334 recreational cannabis retail outlets have been approved by the state’s Liquor Control Board, with the rest expected to receive their licenses and open in the coming days and weeks.

Here’s a list of the stores that are planning to begin sales of recreational cannabis today (others have been approved to begin sales today, but won’t be ready to open until later this week or next week):

Bellingham:
Top Shelf Cannabis, 3857 Hannegan Rd.
2020 Solutions, 2018 Iron St.

Kelso:
Freedom Market, 820A Westside Highway

Prosser:
Altitude, 260 Merlot Drive

Seattle:
Cannabis City, 2733 4th Ave S.

Spokane:
Spokane Green Leaf, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd

– TheJointBlog

3 comments

    • Doc Deadhead on July 11, 2014 at 7:29 am
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    We need to call it “General Adult Use” instead of recreational use.

    They didn’t call it recreational beer during the end of alcohol prohibition, it was for “Adult Use”.

    Let’s not let the Government “label” this with a negative persona.

    Part of this movement is forcing the haters to do it our way.

    General Adult Use explains it a lot better.

    Spread the word, re-phrase this every time it gets mentioned in your circles.

    Write your congressmen(especially the ones on our side!) and ask them to re-phrase it also.

    • Janet Evans on July 9, 2014 at 7:19 am
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    I would also commend Colorado for having their medical and recreational stores under the same roof. This is another way to save money. Many of us from other states need medical and having them under the same roof gives the rec. People expertise in helping people who are REALLY medical users. I supported the recreational stores because it opens the way for people, but let Washington heed what Colorado has done. I am calling for doctors who have expertise to start to grow in numbers and band together. Start advertising your skills even though our ignorant federal government make political statements that cannabis is a vice. Cannabis is medicinal. Even recreational use crosses over. How do we know yet why people are demanding cannabis? I suspect many are medicinal users and do not know it.

    • Janet Evans on July 9, 2014 at 7:09 am
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    I am not writing this to critisize Washington state, but I would like to commend Colorado because of their rule that a percentage of their product is required to be onsite in the stores. This expertise of indoor growing has kept those stores with a supply. I am concerner when I hear about stores getting their product from helicptors and the like. I really think there will be too many middle men and this raises the cost. Cost is a probel with the econmy being what it is. People need access without having to give money to middlemen. I see Washington following in California’s footsteps. Colorado has indoor growers. Does Washington?

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