SEATTLE (KIRO/CNN) – A huge crowd of people lined up for marijuana as one of the first stores opened at “high noon.”
At Cannabis City in Seattle, history was made with Deborah Greene. The 65-year-old waited all night in line to be the first to buy marijuana legally.
Greene walked out with four two-gram bags.
"There's just something about that liberty and that freedom. It's just incredible," Greene said.
Twenty-five stores are now licensed across Washington state, but not all are open because the pot supply is so short. Prices are also high that with tax, two grams at Cannabis City cost $40. Some customers aren’t thrilled with the prices.
"Outrageous, but it’s okay - it's legal. It will get better," Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes said.
Holmes campaigned for Initiative 502 and was among the first to make a purchase.
"Out of the shadows into the light of public commerce," Holmes said.
Legal pot is a game-changer in sometimes unexpected ways. Robby Bryant has smoked weed for three decades.
"When I was a kid I told myself, when they legalized it, I'd stop smoking, so I'm here to do my last buy and stop smoking pot. They've taken all the fun out of it," Bryant said.
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