People of Northwest Public Radio
Tue July 8, 2014
‘Altitude’ Legal Pot Store Opens In Eastern Washington Farming Town
Legal marijuana stores opened Tuesday in Washington state. One of the earliest locations to open was in the rural farming community of Prosser. That’s in sunny Eastern Washington.
The “Altitude” marijuana store in Prosser is housed in a neat, doublewide trailer. It opened with a long line, a few protestors and polite applause somewhat similar to a golf tourney.
Waiting in line to get his first gram of legal weed was 28-year-old Jacob Nichols. He says he’s smoked many times before, but was excited to get some legal pot.
“It’s more regulated here, and you get from what I’ve heard good quality, and its goes through testing. You know where it’s from,” said Nichols.
About 24 stores were licensed by the state this week from Seattle to Spokane. How much supply the stores will have over the coming days is still unclear.
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