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By Lou Marzeles

Eyes are on state shops as Oregon pot sales start


As Oregon prepares to launch legal recreational marijuana sales a week from today, some business observers wonder what might happen to sales in Washington along its border with Oregon.

Margie’s Pot Shop in Bingen has been the area’s poster child since its opening. According to the Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB), which posts all earnings and excise taxes from all state marijuana businesses on its web site, Margie’s took in $140,679 last month, incurring $35,170 in excise taxes. In April it earned $127,163 with $31,791 in excise taxes. Its growth has shown a steady upward curve.

So has Goldendale’s Golden Dispensaries, though on a much smaller scale. Its May take was $1...

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Reader Comments

jlawton writes:

Oregon will not begin legal retail pot sales until October at the earliest, and then via existing dispensaries. Possession will be legal July 1st, but there is no system set up yet for sales.


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