Marijuana makes its debut as a legal high today in Washington State and big crowds are expected. The problem is that the 24 stores selling the herb already know demand will outweigh supply as most of the 79 growers licensed by Washington will not have their crops ready for shipment until later in the summer.
Amber McGowan, manager of Cannabis City, the first pot store to open in Seattle, told KING-TV that its first shipment of 2,265 two-gram bags, sold at $54 each, will not last long.
Ms. McGowan's concern is understandable when you see that customers are camping outside the store to be among the first to buy legal pot.
Deb Greene, a 65-year-old retiree, showed up outside Cannabis City with food, water and a sleeping bag.
"I voted for it, and I'm just so excited to see it come to be in my lifetime," Ms. Greene told The Associated Press. "I'm not a heavy user, I'm just proud of our state for giving this a try."
How long will it be before a traditional retail store operator opens a marijuana shop in a state where sale of cannabis is legal?