Medical Marijuana Shops Pop Up In Port Angeles While Recreational Industry Struggles To Start

WASHINGTON:  As recreational marijuana outlets struggle through the state licensing process and an unstable supply of newly legal pot, the city has seen a boom of medical marijuana dispensaries.

“There’s a lot of people that need a supply that recreational will never be able to meet,” said JD Janssen, who opened Top Shelf in the former Weisfield Jeweler building at 121 W. First St. in April.

Janssen used to supply other dispensaries on the North Olympic Peninsula and elsewhere but opened up his shop because of times there wasn’t a need for his product.

“Our problem was we just had too much,” Jannsen said.

Such an excess is in contrast to the limited supply of the few recreational marijuana outlets that have opened in the state since the November 2012 passage of Initiative 502.

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