The first person to buy weed… is from out of town?

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BELLINGHAM — A crowd of more than 50 people waited outside the only recreational pot store opening its doors in Bellingham on the first legal day to sell marijuana. And the first person in line is from Kansas.

The first shipment of marijuana rolled into the Top Shelf Cannabis at 5 this morning just hours before it was scheduled to hit store shelves. The store will receive 20 pounds of product today.

Personnel meticulously counted each gram before it was entered into a computer and stocked on the shelves, scheduled to go on sale at 8 a.m.

Outside, eager customers were waiting to be the first to buy recreational marijuana. Cale Holdsworth was the first person in line this morning at 4 am. He is from Kansas visiting family and was excited to find out that his trip coincided with this monumental day.

Holdsworth said, “We support the cause and we thought it would be great to come down and experience history first hand and just be a part of it and support. Not only that but you can’t really travel with the stuff being that it’s only legal in a few states so we just don’t have any with us.”

Other pot stores across Western Washington ran into significant delays ahead of their openings.

Two stores in Tacoma could not open after running into problems with suppliers. Two stores in Bellevue also could not open their doors today because they have paperwork to complete. Another retail shop in Bellingham also could not open until later this week.

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Lines form Tuesday outside a Bellingham pot store.

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  • AndyBlue

    The prosecutors with quotas will always be a threat to cities and counties. "We train law enforcement in getting out to the public that it doesn’t matter what level you are doesn't matter your BAC level it doesn't matter your THC level if you are DUI, you will be prosecuted," said Norman.

    "it doesn’t matter what level you are doesn't matter your BAC level it doesn't matter your THC level if you are DUI, you will be prosecuted," said Miriam Norman of the prosecutors office in Seattle

    See there is the problem. She doesn't care what level and is so eager to prosecute everyone regardless of phony BAC level they scientifically can't measure.

    Seattle… a city that depends on prosecuting the citizens to support its budgets. They are also watching the vehicles of anyone that buys marijuana at these shops. Informants in plain cloths are also on the scene taking license plate numbers.

    The dirty prosecutors and police are out in force trying to find ways to detract from their own corruption. Be careful people.

  • Skip

    I think we can expect more traffic accidents from inattentive stoned drivers in the future. The booze problem is bad enough.

    • Jordan

      I don’t think there will be any change in the amount of accidents, being that 8 out of 10 people in the USA smoked pot before it was even legal and there is still 0 reported deaths caused by marijuana. Mostly just people getting pulled over for driving a little bit too slow or smoking inside their car.