WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY ABOUT ONE LOCAL POT SHOP PLANNING
TO GIVE OUT 36-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
THE FREE WEED EVENT HAPPENED TODAY.
AND CUSTOMERS CERTAINLY KEPT THE POT SHOP BUSY.
KXLY4'S DREW REEVES WAS THERE TO CHECK OUT THE ACTION
Friendly has only been open for about three hours,
and has already given away about half of their medical
And the line this morning - stretching out the door.
NOT ONLY IS FRIENDLY GIVING AWAY 36-THOUSAND DOLLARS
WORTH OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA TODAY.
THEY'RE ALSO SIGNING PEOPLE UP FOR MEDICAL CARDS OUTSIDE.
THE STORE SAYS IT WASN'T ORIGINALLY GOING TO.
BUT HAD MEDICAL CONSULTANTS AVAILABLE.
AND HAD AN INFLUX OF CUSTOMERS NEEDING THE SERVICE.
MANY MAY ASK WHY A POT SHOP WOULD GIVE AWAY FREE WEED.
BUT FRIENDLY SAYS THEY WANT TO SERVE CUSTOMERS WHO
CAN'T AFFORD MEDICINAL MARIJUANA.
:19 - :26
CAROL EHRHART/OWNER FRIENDLY
I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to have patients
coming in saying thank you, they weren't sure how
they were going to get through the holidays.
:26 - :35
CHRISTOPHER BUNCH/GETTING FREE WEED
It's a blessing, I mean I'm so ecstatic I can't even
believe it, it's crazy.
These people are helping so many people right now
who wouldn't be able to get it otherwise, or who wouldn't
be able to get as much.
EVEN THOUGH THE EVENT IS LEGAL.
THE STORE COULD BE FACING A FINE BY THE WASHINGTON
LIQUOR AND CANNABIS BOARD.
ALL BECAUSE OF A STORY WE RAN ON KXLY 4 NEWS YESTERDAY.
ACCORDING TO SENATE BILL 5052.
RETAILERS CAN GIVE MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR FREE.
BUT CAN'T ADVERTISE.
SINCE FRIENDLY REACHED OUT TO KXLY ON FACEBOOK.
THE BOARD CONDSIDERS OUR STORY AN ADVERTISEMENT.
WE DON'T KNOW YET WHETHER THE SHOP WILL ACTUALLY BE
IF THEY DO.
FRIENDLY SAYS THEY PLAN TO FIGHT IT.
:51 - :59
Friendly is open until 10 o'clock tonight.
they'll be giving out that medical marijuana until
Reporting in Spokane.
Drew Reeves, KXLY 4 News.