There’s Very Good and Very Bad News for Washington’s Pot Business

Seattle's first retail pot shop breaks Colorado's sales record and sells out of stock in three days.

WASHINGTON:  For pot smokers in Seattle, it’s the best of times and it’s the worst of times.

The bad news: When Washington became the second state to allow legal sales of recreational marijuana last week, Seattle only had a single store, Cannabis City, open for business. It ran out of weed in three days.

Cannabis City opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday with 4.5 kg of marijuana ready to be purchased. By the end of Thursday, it had all been bought. It’s even more impressive when you realize that customers were only allowed to buy a maximum of 6 grams each, which means the store made at least750 individual sales.

 The good news: People in Washington really want weed. Washington’s first retail weed store quickly and easily broke Colorado’s marijuana sales record. Though nay-sayers argued that demand wasn’t sustainable at the time, the state’s doing just fine (in more ways than one.)

 

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