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'Pot' sales kick off in Washington

Only 25 of 334 licenses issued, buyers running through stock

Posted: July 9, 2014 at 4:32 a.m.

Deb Greene (right) chooses marijuana from a display case with the help of clerk Willis Bibbs at Cannabis City on the first day of legal sales of recreational pot Tuesday in Seattle. Greene was the first customer, having waited in line since Monday afternoon.

Washington on Tuesday became the second state where recreational marijuana is sold, though availability will be limited after officials approved just 25 of 334 allotted retail licenses.

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