Legal Marijuana Sales Begin TODAY Across Washington

One year and eight months after 55% of Washington voters chose to end the failed experiment of marijuana prohibition, regulated retail marijuana stores have finally begun opening to the public. Washington is the second state to allow adult-use marijuana sales; Colorado’s retail stores have been operational for the past six months.
According to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, 25 shops across the state are expected to open today, with more opening in the weeks and months to follow. Adults 21 and over will be able to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana from licensed establishments that must pay taxes and ensure that products are tested and properly labeled. Because the first growers have not been licensed for long, prices may be high and supply may be short in these first months of legal sales.
For decades, marijuana prohibition has drained our federal, state, and local governments of resources while failing to prevent use or abuse. The voters of Washington wisely chose a new approach: Taxing and regulating marijuana cultivation and distribution to adults. Considering it is far safer than alcohol, it’s about time it’s treated similarly.


5 thoughts on “Legal Marijuana Sales Begin TODAY Across Washington”

  1. Considering it is far safer than alcohol, it’s about time it’s treated similarly. – MPP

    Why does cannabis need to be regulated similar to alcohol.

    Cannabis has never been proved to be harmful.

    If such evidence exist would someone publish that evidence?

    Alcohol is harmful and potentially deadly.

    Why should a harmless to beneficial herb need to be regulated similar to deadly alcohol?

    Doesn’t make a lick of sense until one adds green dollar bills to the equation!

    Then one gets the sense and scent of the Real Deal!…it stink$

  2. @True Believer: Any substance that is psychoactive should be regulated. I agree that cannabis is not harmful, but at the same time you need to be juducious in it’s use.

  3. It isn’t legal. Only when the tyranny ends and the plant is allowed IT’S birthright to exist, when man realised that his laws cannot and should not be above nature’s laws, will it be “legal”.

    Imagine if you were born into a world where you were “not allowed” to exist. Nature does what nature does.

    It is well past time to recognise and accept that as a fact.

  4. @I’m talking out of my ass

    So…you are for regulating chocolate, caffeine, and herbs?

    You state, on one hand, the fact that cannabis has never been proved to be harmful, while, on the other hand you claim a need for “regulation”?

    Look up the definition of cognitive dissonance?

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