“2016 is a milestone year for sales of pot in state”
“Sales of marijuana products are nipping at the heels of hard alcohol and have for the first time surpassed $200 million in a quarter.
Residents and visitors bought more marijuana than ever before in the second quarter of 2016, based on an analysis of purchase and tax records from two state agencies.”
“Marijuana sales in the second quarter of 2016 amounted to nearly $212 million. Spirits sales in the same period amounted to almost $249 million,” quoting Kate Martin, Tacoma News Tribune.
– Editor’s Note
Will the Yelm City Council allow marijuana retail sales here? Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater all do. Stay tuned!
– UPDATE: November 22, 2016
“Can Medical Marijuana Fight the Opioid Epidemic?”
“A study is underway to determine which works better for chronic pain – medical marijuana or prescription opioids. In states where medical marijuana is legalized, rates of prescription drug use and opioid-overdose deaths have declined, hinting that marijuana may be a key player in fighting the opioid epidemic,” by Dr. Mercola.