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11-14-2016, 03:08 AM
Marijuana milestone: Alaska's first pot shop opens to the public in Valdez

Laurel Andrews
October 29, 2016


VALDEZ Nearly two years after Alaskans voted to legalize commercial cannabis, the first retail marijuana store opened to the public Saturday.

Herbal Outfitters opened its doors at noon, on a rainy day in this coastal community.

"I've been waiting 46 years for this to open!" said Michael Holcombe, 63, a Valdez resident.

Holcombe was the store's first customer, surrounded by media, while the rest of the customers waited outside. He perused the 10 strains available, smelling the buds and asking about products on the shelves.

He walked out with five different strains: 2 grams of G-13 crossed with Cheese, 1 gram of Jack the Ripper, 1 gram of Bubba Kush, 1 gram of Blue Dream and 2 grams of Deep Sleep, for $145.65.

Holcombe is retired, and said he didn't have any big plans after he makes his purchase.

"I'll probably just go on my day, go home and smoke a bowl later," Holcombe said.


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11-14-2016, 03:16 AM
Holy moly, $145.65 for a quarter?!?!

John F Kennedy III
11-14-2016, 04:40 AM
Holy moly, $145.65 for a quarter?!?!

Yeah fuck that.

11-14-2016, 06:34 AM
Yeah fuck that.

No. "Fuck it!"

I'm sure Charlo Greene is ecstatic now that Alaska quit dragging ass to come up with the regulations to put in place two years after she lead the initiative for marijuana reform. Oh, wait. Probably not. She's facing 54 yrs. in jail.

11-14-2016, 01:42 PM
The country is going to pot.

11-14-2016, 03:15 PM
Holy moly, $145.65 for a quarter?!?!

It's the first store open in the state. Probably they jacked the prices way up to take advantage of the long lines of customers. I'm guessing will come down as more stores open.