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Marijuana shortage could leave pot shops empty

Marijuana shortage could leave pot shops empty

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KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

YAKIMA, Wash. – Marijuana shortages could be even worse than expected when the first pot shops open next month.

Randy Oliver, the chief scientist at Analytical 360 in Yakima, the only lab certified to test the cannabis that will reach stores, tells The Associated Press that only three growers have turned in samples for testing .

He says almost a third of those samples failed due to high mold counts.

The state’s Liquor Control Board plans to issue retail licenses to 15 to 20 pot shops on July 7, and those shops can open the next day if they’re ready.

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