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Three Spokane businesses receive pot retail licenses

Three Spokane businesses receive pot retail licenses

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington state Liquor Control Board has released the names of the 24 businesses which have received retail licenses to sell marijuana, including three in Spokane.

Out of the 24, three licenses have been issued for stores in Spokane including Spokane Green Leaf on N Country Homes Blvd, Satori/Instant Karma in the 9300 block of N. Division and Green Star Cannabis in the 1400 block of N. Division.

The three stores will be able to open in as early as Tuesday. Of the three retail marijuana stores licensed to sell in the Spokane area it looks like just one will be ready to open.

That distinction falls to Spokane Green Leaf, which has a sign in the window that reads "Open July 8th," a historic day for Washington as recreational marijuana hits retails stores for the first time.

"I think we'll have enough to make as many people as we can happy," said Spokane Green Leaf employee Chad Welsh.

Welsh said their doors will open at 2 p.m. with two strains available. People will be able to buy up to one ounce legally.

"We're not probably going to go with the limit the liquor control board set, we're probably going to go lower than that because of the availability of the product that we are going to have," said Welsh.

Welsh said more product will be delivered by the end of the week and expects demand to be high.

Down the street at Satori it's a big day for owner Justin Wilson, but he said he's not going to open shop with a limited supply of marijuana.

"Looking toward next week, perhaps end of this month, but by that time we'll be up and running and fully stocked," he said.

He also wants to put the finishing touches on the store.

"We definitely want to decorate and create a cool environment in here, experience if you will, for the customer," said Wilson.

Green Star, the third Spokane license holder, said it won't open Tuesday either.

In order to open retail stores now have to order product and enter those product numbers in the state's tracking system before they can open the doors to the public.

Anyone over the age of 21 will be able to buy up to an ounce of marijuana when product hits shelves.

Experts say the initial amount of marijuana for sale will go quickly.

Washington marijuana producers say the market should stabilize when the fall crop reaches maturity.

Here's the list of businesses which received retail licenses Monday:

  • Arlington: Cascade Kropz
  • Bellevue: Green Theory
  • Bellingham: Top Shelf Cannabis and 2020 Solutions
  • Bingen: Margie's Pot Shop
  • Camano Island: Bud Hut
  • East Wenatchee: The Happy Crop Shoppe
  • Ephrata: High Time Station
  • Kelso: Freedom Market
  • Lacey: 420 Carpenter
  • Langley: Whidbey Island Cannabis Company
  • Longview: Westside 420 Recreational
  • Okanogan: 4 Us Retail
  • Prosser: Altitude
  • Seattle: Cannabis City
  • Spokane: Spokane Green Leaf, Satori/Instant Karma and Green Star Cannabis
  • Tacoma: Space, Creative Retail Management
  • Union Gap: Verde Valley
  • Vancouver: New Vansterdam and Main Street Marijuana
  • Winthrop: Austin Lott