Four Washington Pot Shops Busted

TACOMA, WA. 20 May, 2015 — Four pot shops were busted this week for selling cannabis to people under age 21. The Washington State Liquor Control Board sent in young people aged 18-20, who were turned away by the majority of stores targeted in five western Washington counties. However, despite formal warnings that compliance tests were planned, Tacoma stores Mary Mart and Emerald Leaves, and two Everett stores – Green City Collective and Purple Haze – allegedly sold marijuana to customers under the legal age limit.
Liquor Board spokesman Brian Smith expressed disappointment over the result, according to local news channels, saying officials have taken care that Washington’s new legal marijuana industry respects the law around age to protect young people.
Businesses cited for Sale to a Minor face a 10-day suspension or $2,500 fine. Those that receive three public safety violations within three years face license cancellation. The majority of stores have told reporters they are diligent about checking IDs, with their licenses at stake.

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