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Seattle’s First Legal Pot Shop Runs Out Of Marijuana

Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images“Honey. Would you run down to the store and get us some more weed?” “Can’t honey. They’re all out.” So what happens when you open up a new business and you run out of stuff to sell? “Seattle’s first and only recreational marijuana store had to close on Friday after running out of stock in just three days since Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults.Cannabis City opened in Seattle on Tuesday with at least 10 pounds (4.5 kgs) of marijuana for sale, and by close of business Thursday it was all gone. A message on the store’s phone line said it would re-open on July 21.” With the opening of new pot stores in Seattle the demand far out paced supply. “There were widespread concerns that shortages of pot would afflict retailers this week after the state issued its first 25 licenses to outlets, under a heavily regulated and taxed system approved by voters in November 2012.Some business owners planned to limit the amount of marijuana early customers could buy to try to make stocks last.Amber McGowan, manager at Cannabis City, told Reuters on Thursday the store would likely not have enough inventory to stay open for all of its regularly scheduled business hours until a delivery that was due next week.” Colorado consumers are doing just that. Consuming. “This week, Colorado estimated that state’s total marijuana demand for this year at 130 tons.”

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