WASHINGTON: Three stores in north Spokane are among the 25 applicants awarded Washington’s first licenses to sell recreational marijuana, but only one expects to open today, the first day such sales are legal.
The state Liquor Control Board announced the first list of store licenses it is issuing for communities across Washington on Monday. Of the 10 in Eastern Washington, three are in the Spokane area.
But only Spokane Green Leaf, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., expects to be open today, and one of the owners said they have not yet settled on a time. Because of supply problems that include a processor in the Seattle area canceling over the weekend, it may be a “soft opening” followed by a grand opening this weekend. Store employees later told Spokane television stations Green Leaf likely will open at 2 p.m.