Sales of marijuana products in Washington state have for the first time surpassed $200 million in a quarter. Other news outlets report that residents and visitors bought more marijuana than ever before in the second quarter of 2016, based on an analysis of purchase and tax records from two state agencies.
Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
And who knows — the industry might even start making some money.
Marijuana is legal in both Washington and Colorado, and shops to buy legal weed are all over the Seattle area at this point. With the U.S. Open in Tacoma at Chambers Bay, I wondered if fans could just walk in with their completely legal marijuana.
With Washington state overhauling its medical marijuana law, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning to shutter dozens of dispensaries. Murray on Tuesday announced plans to require a new special business license for marijuana establishments, akin to those required for taxi operators and pawn shops. Under the mayor’s plan, the businesses will be required to obtain the licenses by July 2016.
Headed to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk is a bill that would substantially revise how medical marijuana is regulated in Washington state. The state Senate on Tuesday gave final legislative approval […]