The U.S. Open takes place at Chambers Bay in Washington this year, and local marijuana businesses are set to take advantage of increased tourism to boost sales.
Tacoma City Council member Marty Campbell stated that “Pot store owners are expecting a week’s of marijuana sales each day of the tournament.” Stores like World of Weed have pushed to open their doors in time for the tournament.
Retail store owners, while certainly looking forward to the increased demand, are taking pains to make sure their security is up to snuff, and that out-of-towners will receive necessary education about local laws pertaining to the drug.
Adan Yescas, a security consultant with Apache 6, which provides retail marijuana security, said that “our guys are going to need to be more alert… and having [sic] a closer eye to the Liquor Control Board regulations.”
Under Washington law, it’s illegal to smoke in public or to use in hotels. Pierce County sheriff’s detective Ed Troyer warned would-be greenside tokers that, “if you think you’re going to come from out of state because marijuana is legal here and you’re going to the golf course, that’s not going to happen.”
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