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In coronavirus closures, Washington state
pot and liquor stores can stay open;
sales have spiked for a while

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 3/26/2020 10:37:41 AM

Whew. A lot of pot-shop and liquor-store customers and owners were worried plenty. In panic buying in recent weeks because the coronavirus might shutter both types of shops, they reported sales increases of 20% to 30%, and sometimes more. But good news! Pot shops and many, if not most, liquor stores in this state are considered “essential businesses” and can stay open under Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order issued Monday.

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Essential services - Inslee's order did NOT say medical marijuana. And is there a medical liquor store?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 3/26/2020 10:39:54 AM (No. 358527)
No "bogarting", please!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 3/26/2020 11:36:49 AM (No. 358597)
The actual reason is that the greedy money grubbing state makes huge tax revenues, and is unwilling to lose that cash flow.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 2assume 3/26/2020 11:37:06 AM (No. 358598)
What an idiot. i would like to see him shut up with a pot head or a drunk for an indefinite amount of time. In another lifetime I was exposed to this kind of behavior. It is not a pleasant experience during the good times,, and it is sheer hell during the bad times. Kill me now. I am so done.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 3/26/2020 12:08:15 PM (No. 358639)
This action is further proof that the population of Washington is made up mostly of burnouts who left California in the past few decades and explains much of the liberal madness that is now Seattle.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: farmwife 3/26/2020 12:12:05 PM (No. 358647)
Oh, yes, it makes sense to get some pot to smoke, further compromising your lungs.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 3/26/2020 12:34:16 PM (No. 358697)
So you can stay drunk and stoned while confined to you house. What a world.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 3/26/2020 12:43:36 PM (No. 358710)
Bread, circus, and dope.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zoidberg 3/26/2020 5:24:53 PM (No. 359022)
Puff puff, don't pass.
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