‘Altitude’ Legal Pot Store Opens In Eastern Washington Farming Town

Jul 8, 2014

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.

Jacob Nichols of Pasco, says he's excited to buy legal weed for the first time at the Altitude store in Prosser, Wash. That way he knows where it's grown and the chemical content.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

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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