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 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):
Top Shelf Cannabis, 3857 Hannegan Rd.
2020 Solutions, 2018 Iron St.
Freedom Market, 820A Westside Highway
Altitude, 260 Merlot Drive
Cannabis City, 2733 4th Ave S.
Spokane Green Leaf, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd