Legal Marijuana Sales Begin TODAY Across Washington

Where To Find Weed

Dispatches from the Highlands

Marijuana news from contributing authors and staff writers on the latest in marijuana and medical marijuana

December 11, 2016
Denver, CO

Today, one year and eight months since 55% of Washington voters chose to do away with the failed experiment of marijuana prohibition by creating a regulated and taxed system of adult marijuana distribution, retail marijuana stores will be open to the public! Washington is the second state to allow adult-use marijuana sales; Colorado’s retail stores have been operational for the past six months.

According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, 25 shops across the state are expected to open today, with more opening in the weeks and months to follow. Adults 21 and over will be able to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana from licensed establishments that must pay taxes and ensure that products are tested and properly labeled. Because the first growers have not been licensed for long, prices may be high and supply may be short in these first months of legal sales.

For decades, marijuana prohibition has drained our federal, state, and local governments of resources while failing to prevent use or abuse. The voters of Washington wisely chose a new approach: Taxing and regulating marijuana cultivation and distribution to adults. Considering it is far safer than alcohol, it’s about time it’s treated similarly.

 

You need to be signed in to do that

Grow Stores

Don't have an account yet? sign up

Forgot Your password? Resset It


Grow Stores

New CANNAPAGES available for order!

Thinking about visiting Colorado for freedom's sake? Click below to order your very own copy!

Order Now!

Sign up