SPOKANE, Wash. -- The first sales of legal recreational marijuana were not set to start until Tuesday afternoon, but that didn’t stop customers from camping out in front of Spokane Green Leaf overnight.
The shop was the only one of Spokane’s three licensed pot shops planning to open Tuesday.
Mike Boyer brought a sleeping bag and food to keep him going throughout the night.
"Why not? It's history right here, might as well be the guy to be the first one here," said Boyer.
The owner of Spokane Green Leaf told Boyer he would be their first customer. Green Leaf staff spent Monday training employees and prepping the store for people like Boyer. Two more customers joined Boyer outside the store early Tuesday morning.
"It's history in the making and we're all very excited. [We’re] ready to open our doors and give customers what they want," said employee Chad Welsh.
The outlet planned to sell pot for between $20 and $25 per gram. Customers can only legally buy up to 28 grams, or one ounce. That adds up to $560-$700 dollars per ounce.
Green Leaf, near Country Holmes Blvd. and Division, was scheduled to open its doors at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The two other marijuana shops in Spokane which received licenses from the state were Satori and Green Star Cannabis.