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Cannabis Is Now Fully Legal in Oregon, But Vancouver, Washington Benefits

When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix.

Vancouver’s six pot shops saw far more foot traffic than usual Wednesday, a trend that has continued all week leading up to the landmark shift in Oregon’s law. And with recreational sales set to be sidelined in Oregon for at least three months or perhaps even more than another year, store owners in Vancouver are bracing for their biggest sales figures yet.

Since Washington’s first stores opened nearly a year ago, New Vansterdam has been the highest-grossing store in the state. This week, the Vancouver store already has seen some record-breaking sales figures, said Shon-Lueiss Harris, New Vansterdam’s spokesman.

“Monday was the biggest Monday we’ve had, and Tuesday was our biggest Tuesday,” Harris said. [Read more at the Seattle Times]

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