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Club Offers Social Pot Spot

Eric Buchanan envisions a day when marijuana will be as common as vodka tonics or microbrews at lounges and nightclubs across Washington. Until then, he and his business partners are weaving their way through largely untested and often ambiguous state laws in an effort to hurry things along. Their new Spokane Valley nightclub, The Lounge, is part medical marijuana dispensary and part members-only social club where patrons can smoke pot and mingle. It’s a carefully selected mix of business models they hope will keep them on the right side of various drug and other laws without triggering the licensing and other state restrictions under the voter-approved recreational market. But they know it’s a gamble/David Wasson, SR. More here. (SR photo by Tyler Tjomsland: Eric Buchanan uses a “vape pen,” which emits a smokeless vapor, on Friday at The Lounge in Spokane Valley)

Question: Do you look forward to the day “when marijuana will be as common as vodka tonics or microbrews at lounges and nightclubs”?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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