I'm here at Pacific Northwest Medical in Spokane this
is medical marijuana grow operation it gives you a
glimpse at what the I-502 production will look lik.
Retailers say they expect a shortage in product when
the stores open the first of July but expect things
to stabilize by the end of next year.
This strain is called train wreck it's being harvested
RIGHT NOW SCOTT O'NEIL WORKS IN THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
FIELD BUT IN TWO WEEKS HE'LL BE ON HIS OWN
And we'll be selling recreational marijuana,
WITH WHAT HE HOPES WILL BE THE FIRST RECREATIONAL
MARIJUANA STORE TO OPEN IN WASHINGTON; O'NEIL INDUSTRIES
AN AUTHORIZED RETAILER OF KOUCHLOCK.
We've secured product from a couple of vendors, definitely
working on getting more.
The product we have right now is probably going to
last a couple days,
O'NEIL SAYS SOME PRODUCERS ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT FOR
THE NEXT YEAR.
AND THAT'S WEEKS BEFORE THE RETAIL STORES EVEN OPEN.
THAT SUPPLY WILL DEPEND ON HOW MANY GROWERS CAN GET
UP TO SPEED IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.
IN HOPES OF BUILDING CLIENTELE EARLY O'NEIL SAYS HE'S
GOING FOR AS MUCH VARIETY AS HE CAN GET HIS HANDS
Hope to have about 10 strains, 10-15 different strains,
WITH THE IDEA OF EXPANDING TO 1OO STRAINS DOWN THE
BUT HE KNOWS PRODUCT EARLY WILL BE KEY AND HE'S WILLING
TO PAY EXTRA UP FRONT FOR IT.
Ten percent over market rate for that,
INDUSTRY EXPERTS SAY THE FALL CROP OF RECREATIONAL
MARIJUANA WON'T BE ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY
EARLY ON BUT THAT BY LATE NEXT YEAR THERE SHOULD BE
ENOUGH SUPPLY TO MEET DEMAND.
AND JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE IS O'NEIL EXPECTING FOR OPENING
DAY? HAVE YOU SEEN PEOPLE CAMP OUT FOR THE NEW IPHONES?
We've had interest and we kinda threw it out there
that some people wanted to camp out there and we've
had a good return on it,
Stay with KXLY as we continue to follow this growing