Tacoma’s First Retail Marijuana Store Will Open Friday In Nalley Valley

WASHINGTON:  Tacoma, this bud’s for you. Finally.  City of Destiny marijuana smokers who have been patiently waiting for retail pot sales in their own hometown may now exhale.

Executive Director Don Muridan confirmed Wednesday that Rainier on Pine, at 3111 S. Pine St. on the edge of Nalley Valley, will open its doors Friday at 10 a.m.

The retail store was one of two Tacoma outlets initially approved for a retail sales license by the state Liquor Control Board. The second, Creative Retail Management at 7046 Pacific Ave., has posted a sign on its door stating it will open sometime in August.

Muridan said Wednesday that he delayed opening Rainier on Pine to ensure that he had enough stock to serve customers. Along with other approved licensees, the store could have opened earlier this month.