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By Rodger Nichols

Taking stock after five years of legal pot


January 15, 2020


RE-DRAWING THE MAP: Washington is now five years into legalized marijuana. Our reporter takes a look at the effects and consequences. The map above isn't quite accurate-on Jan 1, Illinois became the most recent state to legalize recreational marijuana.

With all the year-in-review and decade-in-review stories recently, you might be forgiven if you missed a significant date that occurred last year. July 1, 2019, marked five years since Washington became one of the first states to legalize retail-sold recreational marijuana for those over 21.

What has been the impact on Klickitat County? Washington State is very good about maintaining an online up-to-date database relating to marijuana sales and revenues, and the numbers are interesting. For comparison, along with figures from Klickitat County, we've included the numbers for Skamania County.

There are three marijuana-selling outfits in Klickitat County:Margie's Pot Shop in Bingen, The Bud...

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