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4 pot stores caught selling to minors in state sting

OLYMPIA -- Four licensed marijuana stores in Western Washington got caught this month selling pot to a minor who was working with the state licensing agency on "compliance checks."

The stores -- two in Everett and two in Tacoma -- could be hit with a $2,500 fine and a suspension. The person who did the actual selling could be charged by a local prosecutor.

The four stores were among 22 tested in checks between May 15 and 18. Brian Smith, a spokesman for the state Liquor Control Board which licenses recreational marijuana stores, said that compliance rate of 82 percent is lower than the 85 percent rate for all retail stores that sell some alcohol product and the 92 percent rate for stores that sell spirits.

The agency warned all recreational marijuana stores that it would be doing compliance checks starting this month, Smith said. It expects to do checks on all licensed pot stores around the state by June 30. Here's a list of the stores that failed and passed the compliance checks so far:

Businesses that sold marijuana to a minor

Mary Mart

3005 6th Avenue Ste. B (Tacoma)

Emerald Leaves

2702 6th Avenue (Tacoma)

Green City Collective

13601 Highway 99 Suite B (Everett)

Purple Haze

4218 Rucker Ave. (Everett)

Businesses that did not sell marijuana to a minor

Westside 420 Recreational

4503 Ocean Beach Highway (Longview)

Freedom Market

820A Westside Highway (Kelso)


1006 California Way (Longview)

Longview Freedom Market

971 14th Avenue Suite 110 (Longview)

420 Holiday 

2028 10th Avenue (Longview)

Diamond Green

4002 South 12th Street (Tacoma)

Rainier Downtown

112 South 24th Street (Tacoma)


1703 SE Sedgwick Road Suite 113 (Port Orchard)

Greenway Marijuana

4851 Geiger Road SE (Port Orchard)

420 Pot Shop

1374 SE Lund Avenue (Port Orchard)

HWY 420

1110 Charleston Beach Road West (Bremerton)


6309 Evergreen Way (Everett)

Bud Hut

11603 Highway 99 (Everett)

Herbal Nation

19302 Bothell Everett Highway (Bothell)

High Times 

1519 Highway 99 (Lynnwood)

Euphorium Lynnwood

20925 Cypress Way Suite 104 (Lynnwood)

Local Roots Marijuana

212 West Winesap Road Suite 101 (Bothell)

High Society

8630 South March Point Road (Anacortes)


Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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