Legal Marijuana Sales Begin TODAY Across Washington

Marijuana Industry News

Dispatches from the Highlands

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

May 20, 2018
San Francisco, CA

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

Cannabis Reviews

Don't have an account yet? sign up

Forgot Your password? Resset It


King Canna Cup:

King Canna Cup:

June 23rd at Budfest Eugene - don't miss it! Click the link below to

watch the video!

Sign up