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By Rodger Nichols
For The Sentinel 

County's first marijuana store starts slowly


Andrew Christiansen

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Margie's Pot Shop in Bingen has a plain sign in front.

Klickitat County's first legal retail marijuana shop opened last Wednesday. On July 7, the Washington State Liquor Control Board issued the state's first 24 marijuana retailer licenses, which included Margie's Pot Shop in Bingen.

Margie, who preferred not to give her last name, said she has lived in Klickitat County for about a year and originally moved here for the fishing. But she has also been a long-time advocate of legalizing marijuana use for adults, and took the opportunity to apply for one of the four retail license allocated to Klickitat County.

She said she had difficulty finding landlords who were willing to rent to her once they learned the nature of her business, and ultimat...

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