19 Whatcom Co. Businesses Apply To Sell Medical Marijuana

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering applications from 19 businesses that want to sell medical marijuana in Whatcom County.The Bellingham Herald reports that the board has approved six medical endorsements thus far for existing stores that have a license to sell recreational marijuana.The board began accepting new applications last month. Medical pot Read the full article…

Exploding ‘Pot Pop’ Removed From Three Marijuana Shops

State law says Top Shelf had to quarantine any marijuana product for 72 hours to allow the opportunity for LCB officers to inspect the products for compliance.

WASHINGTON:  When Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham took delivery of 330 bottles of a brand new marijuana infused soda on September 28, they were excited to promote it to their customers. They sold ten bottles of legal sparkling pomegranate soda made by Mirth Provisions of Longview on the first day. But when employees opened up Read the full article…

Report: Seattleites Heading To Bellingham For Legal-Marijuana Buys

With Seattle's only pot shop closed to restock, Bellingham is reporting increased traffic from Seattlites.

WASHINGTON:  The I-502 retail store in Seattle ran out of marijuana Thursday and will be closed for at least a week, but two retailers will be open in Bellingham on Monday. Both cannabis sellers report they’ll be getting new shipments in the first of the week, as well. With Seattle’s only retailer closed for 10-15 days to Read the full article…

Only One Hiccup For Pot Shop’s Opening Day

“We’re talking to youth about how it’s not OK to smoke pot, and outside, we’ve got this shop making a statement that opposes what we’re teaching.”

WASHINGTON:  The first pot shop to open in Bellingham and the state,Top Shelf Cannabis, had one hiccup in an otherwise successful opening. Chase Bank refused to give them change for smaller bills. Manager Sigrid Williams says when they started to run out of one and five dollar bills, they tried to ask Chase Bank for Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Sales: Washington Issues First Pot Shop Licenses

Washington issued the first pot shop licenses overnight.

WASHINGTON:  Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses on Monday with a middle-of-the-night email alerting bleary-eyed pot-shop proprietors that they’ll finally be able to open for business. “We’re pretty stoked,” said John Evich, an investor in Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis, in a 2:30 a.m. Pacific time interview with The Associated Press. “We haven’t had Read the full article…

Three Pot Stores In Bellingham May Be Among First To Open In State

Pot shops in Washington await final inspection and could be open by July 8

WASHINGTON:  Three proposed retail marijuana stores in Bellingham are ready for final inspections, meaning they could be among the first such outlets to open in the state once the first licenses are issued July 7. Four licensees in Tacoma, three in Spokane and three in Vancouver also are ready for their final inspections, according to Read the full article…

WA State Gets Paperwork For 179 Marijuana Businesses In Whatcom County

Twenty-five retailers hope to open within Bellingham city limits. But many of those will get rejected.

WASHINGTON: The number of applications for marijuana stores in Bellingham outnumbers the city’s Woods Coffee shops, Starbucks cafés and Haggen grocery stores – combined. Last week marked the deadline for the first wave of pot entrepreneurs to apply for a license and get in on Washington’s newest industry. On Christmas Eve, the state Liquor Control Board Read the full article…