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Marijuana Shortage Hitting Yakima Area Stores Hard

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Marijuana stores have been open for a few weeks now. But the stores in union gap are having some of the same issues they've had since day one. Marijuana stores have been open for a few weeks now. But the stores in union gap are having some of the same issues they've had since day one.
UNION GAP, WA. - Marijuana stores have been open for a few weeks now. But the stores in union gap are having some of the same issues they've had since day one.

It's been a few weeks since Station 420 had a line like this. Wednesday looks more like this. But that doesn't mean that business is slow. 

"Gosh, it's been fun," Adam Markus, owner of Station 420 said. "We've been having a great time, the customers have been great."

In fact, Adam's store can't even keep up with demand. Right now they only stay open for a few hours each day and limit each customer in how much they can buy. 

"We spend probably 4 or 5 hours a day on the phone," Markus said. "Calling around to all these different farms that are out there. It's a real chore to be able to open the door every morning and have product in the store."

Other than that, Adam says business has been good. And there's been a few surprises since the doors opened. 

"A majority of our customers are 40 and over," Markus said. "Which was a huge surprise for me. And then the second big surprise is the number of people from out of town."

Station 420 isn't alone anymore. Less than half a mile down the road Mill Creek Natural Foods has been up and running for just over a week. And another store across the street is scheduled to begin construction soon. 

"This sort of business," Markus said. "There's not a lot of us out there, so we all know each other. We all talk to each other on a regular basis."

While time has moved along since that very first day the struggles for the retail stores remain the same. 

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