The first retail marijuana store in Stevens County has opened its doors for business, though employees say they're suffering from the same lack of product that has plagued other stores in the region.
Savage THC in Clayton, Washington, opened last week and is keeping regular hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, said store employee Cameron Duncan on Friday. The store is the first of six potential pot shops in the county, registered with the Liquor Control Board, to receive a license and open for business.
Duncan said the store is currently carrying strains from Farmer J's, a grower in Spokane Valley that has done business with Spokane's first recreational marijuana store, Spokane Green Leaf.
"We're working on a couple more local strains," Duncan said. "Down the road, we should be carrying some different stuff."
The store sells loose marijuana, rolled joints, pipes and other smoking paraphernalia, Duncan said. Prices remain at levels higher than the store would like because of supply issues, Duncan said, but the store hopes costs to consumers will fall as the market stabilizes.
The other five potential pot shops in Stevens County are listed below. They are all located in Colville, and applications are pending with the Liquor Control Board, according to public records.
|CARDIAC SOLUTIONS NORTHWEST||415285||176 PONDEROSA RD||COLVILLE||WA||STEVENS||991142003|
|COLVILLE SMOKES||414681||672 S MAIN ST||COLVILLE||WA||STEVENS||991142506|
|HERBAL E SCENTS||414902||545 C HWY 395 S||COLVILLE||WA||STEVENS||99114|
|SECRET HERB SHOP||413995||272 N LINCOLN ST||COLVILLE||WA||STEVENS||991142340|
|SUPER EXPRESSIONS||415989||1040 N HWY||COLVILLE||WA||STEVENS||991142032|