Pacific time interview with The Associated Press, John Evich, an investor in Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis, which will also open Tuesday morning, said they were “pretty stoked.” “We haven’t had any sleep in a long time, but we’re excited for the next step,” Evich said. Randy Simmons, the state Liquor Control Board’s project manager for legal marijuana, said the first two dozen stores were notified so early to give them an extra few hours to get cannabis on their shelves before they are allowed to open their doors at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The store openings are expected to be accompanied by high prices, shortages and celebration. An AP survey of the licensees showed that only about six planned to open Tuesday, including two stores in Bellingham, one in Seattle, one in Spokane, one in Prosser and one in Kelso. Some were set to open later this week or next, while others said it could be a month or more before they could acquire marijuana to sell.
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