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Spokane's First Legal Pot Shop Hoping to Open July 1st

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SPOKANE, WA - The manager who aspires to open the first recreational marijuana store in Spokane says he plans to open the doors on July 1st.

Although health officials have not yet confirmed it, Scott O'Neil says he's feeling both tension and relief as the day approaches.
    
The Washington state Liquor Control Board has not yet issued a retail marijuana license to O'Neil. However, he's in the position to get one after getting a good number in the state's pot shop lottery.

O'Neil says he doesn't smoke pot but is getting involved for his friend Seth Green. Green got the state's first license to grow marijuana, but the industry's rules state he isn't supposed to have a stake in the retail shop. O'Neil's shop is in the same building where Green's Kouchlock Productions obtained its growing license.

The state plans to issue licenses to several pot shops during the first week of July.
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