Vancouver WA Pot Shops Report Traffic Dips After Oregon Sales Launch

Main Street Marijuana, the largest retail store in Washington, dropped its sales prices by 25 percent a few days prior to Oct. 1 in hopes of luring Portlanders over the border.

By Sue Vorenberg WASHINGTON: Pot shops in Vancouver, Washington, reported weekend traffic dips of 10 to 20 percent after the launch of Oregon’s early start recreational cannabis sales on Oct. 1, 2015. Stores in the city, including two of the three largest pot shops in Washington, have been heavily dependent on Portland consumers, who frequently crossed Read the full article…

Vancouver-Based Marijuana Shop Has Highest Sales In Washington, Thanks To Oregon Buyers

The new record was set on a day when two major cannabis conferences were held in the Pacific Northwest, although whether that was a factor is hard to determine.

WASHINGTON:  Oregon marijuana users helped propel a Vancouver retailer to the top recreational weed shop in Washington. Main Street Marijuana sold $1.8 million in May alone, the state liquor control board announced this week, besting Seattle-based Uncle Ike’s $1.5 million. Another Vancouver-based shop, New Vansterdam, ranked third in the state with $1.2 million in May sales. Marijuana sales Read the full article…

Main Street’s Marijuana Traffic Packs The Parking

Residents near local pot shop say they've been plagued with inconsiderate out-of-town drivers who sometimes park directly in front of private driveways.

WASHINGTON:  Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Main Street Marijuana has drawn more visitors — and more traffic — to Uptown Village. Some businesses say they’re happy to see the pot shop’s success, which has given them a new influx of customers, but a handful of residents near the shop say they’ve Read the full article…

Washington’s Marijuana Market Mellows

NORML has long argued against regulations that limit or restrict patients' access to whole plant herbal cannabis.

WASHINGTON:  Ramsey Hamide looked across the packed shelves and piled boxes of product in the cramped backroom of Main Street Marijuana and stretched out his arms. “Look at this,” the store manager said, smiling victoriously. “Nonstop, growers are coming, bringing us samples, new products.” It’s a vastly different world from six months ago, when Main Read the full article…

Washington Pot Sales Allay Some Anxiety

'My trip to Washington State removed some of the anxiety I had about the actual sale of marijuana. The buyers weren't a group of half-crazed druggies. For the most part, they were well-behaved, middle-aged adults and manamko'.

WASHINGTON:  I thought I’d tell you about my recent experience with shopping for marijuana in Washington State. Earlier this summer, I vacationed in Portland, Oregon, to attend a wedding. Family and friends from across the states came to participate in the fun. One day, a few of us crossed the bridge that links Portland with Read the full article…

Local Marijuana Stores Flush With Supply

with new growers entering the market, outdoor growers reaping their first major harvests and a handful of new exclusive business partnerships, representatives from both stores say the worst days are finally over.

WASHINGTON:  Ramsey Hamide grinned as he leaned back in his chair, looking out at piles of palm-sized plastic bags stacked in containers in the back room at Main Street Marijuana. For the first time since the store he manages opened three months ago, Hamide found himself in an entirely unfamiliar situation. With two safes bulging Read the full article…