SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Sativa Sisters is the 48th licensed pot shop to open in Washington state and will be serving up recreational marijuana from their Spokane Valley storefront.
The store's owners came out of retirement to open the pot shop and after a pile of paperwork and four months of renovations they are finally open for business.
When driving down Trent it's hard to miss the shop's bright green building.
"You noticed it right?! Everybody noticed it so that why we like the green," Store manager Eric Skaar said.
Sativa sisters is officially open for business Friday after a weeklong soft opening.
"We've been gearing up, getting ready for today, getting the kinks out of the system so we can serve everyone smoothly and timely," Skaar said.
They may be opening up a month and a half after the first retail stores in Spokane but they feel that's been to their benefit.
"Supply everyday is becoming more consistent and more is coming online," Skaar said.
For many of the employees it hasn't gone unnoticed that the average customer is in their 50s; to some it goes against the stereotype, but Skaar said he's not surprised.
"Younger people are still on the black market and it's going to take their dealers running out or something happening to them to switch over here," he said.
Skaar says for now prices are cheaper on the black market but buying legally has more benefits.
"You know what you're buying and it's going to be consistent. If you come back asking for the same strain you're going to get it. We're going to be able to tell you what lot it's from, if it's from the same batch of that strain," he explained, adding they can tell you the THC level down to what pesticides are used.
"Everyone is incredibly enthused and happy to be working here. Happy to be a part of the change they've all wanted to see," he added.
Sativa Sisters is now open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
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