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Seattle’s First Marijuana Shop Runs Out of Stock

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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The first and only recreational pot store in Seattle was forced to close Friday after running out of stock just three days after Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults. But Seattleites shouldn’t fret. The shop is set to reopen soon.

Reuters reports via The Guardian:

Cannabis City opened in Seattle on Tuesday with at least 4.5kg (10 pounds) of marijuana for sale, and by close of business on Thursday it was all gone. A message on the store’s phone line said it would re-open on 21 July.

There were widespread concerns that shortages of pot would afflict retailers this week after the state issued its first 25 licences to outlets, under a heavily regulated and taxed system approved by voters in November 2012.

Some business owners planned to limit the amount of marijuana early customers could buy to try to make stocks last.

Read more here.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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