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Marijuana shortages expected on first day of business in Washington state
Marijuana shortages expected on first day of business in Washington state

The jewel-toned bongs, each handcrafted from recycled glass, glowed in the soft lighting of the pristine little storefront. The “Grand Opening Event” banner was hung. The DJ was hired. The no-parking signs were posted along the busy street. The only thing missing Monday afternoon was the marijuana. But 10 pounds of prime, pesticide-free pot are scheduled to arrive just hours before Cannabis City flings open its doors at “high noon” on Tuesday, becoming the first legal recreational weed retailer in Washington state’s biggest city. At just after 1 a.m. on Monday, an official email landed in owner James Lathrop’s in-box, confirming that the serial entrepreneur and pot enthusiast had been...

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