Seattle pot shop runs out, closes for 10-15 days

Seattle pot shop runs out, closes for 10-15 days

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SEATTLE, WA - JULY 8: A sign is pictured near police tape, which was used as a prop for a ribbon cutting ceremony, at Cannabis City, a retail marijuana store, on July 8, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. Cannabis City was the first retail marijuana store to open in Seattle on July 8 and one of many now operating in Washington state, nearly a year and a half after the state's voters chose to legalize marijuana. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM

SEATTLE -- Seattle's only legal pot shop is out of pot.

Owner James Lathrop says Cannabis City sold its last bag of marijuana at 5 p.m. Thursday, and he doesn't expect to get any more supply for 10 to 15 days.

Sales of taxed, legal marijuana to adults over 21 began Tuesday at a handful of stores around Washington state. Short supply has been a common worry, because relatively few growers have been ready to harvest from their bar-coded plants.

Cannabis City saw huge crowds when it opened at noon Tuesday. By the time it closed, it had sold 11 pounds of marijuana. Most of it was sold in thousands of packages of 2 grams apiece.

The going rate at the shop varied, but was about $22 a gram.

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