Washington’s drug problem: Not enough weed


Washington, we have a problem…;-)

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Drug problem: Only a handful of farmers will provide for the entire state’s supply of cannabis (Picture: Wylius)

Washington state does not have enough cannabis to supply its stores when they open next week, according to the state’s Liquor Control Board.

Washington’s cannabis dispensaries are expected to open for business next Tuesday after the state became the second to legalise the drug for recreational use, but the Liquor Control Board expects severe shortages.

15 to 20 licences are expected to be given to retailers next Monday, but only one store in Seattle – the biggest city in Washington – is ready for inspection, while the others will have almost certainly have an insufficient supply of the product.

Lacking: Seattle retailers will face shortages (Picture: Thomas Kurmeier)

Only 80 out of the 2,600 people who applied to grow cannabis in 2013 have been granted licences and many of them have yet to harvest their first…

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