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Bellingham marijuana store to celebrate 420 with pot vendor fair

Bellingham resident Dustin Hughes smokes marijuana, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 in Bellingham. "A lot of whether I go to the stores depends on the price," Hughes said. "I would feel like they need to stay competitive with current prices, but I would go check out the new stores for sure and probably buy some."
Bellingham resident Dustin Hughes smokes marijuana, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 in Bellingham. "A lot of whether I go to the stores depends on the price," Hughes said. "I would feel like they need to stay competitive with current prices, but I would go check out the new stores for sure and probably buy some." THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

A 420 vendor fair at Green Leaf Recreational will let consumers meet some of the local marijuana growers as well as makers of edible pot products and concentrates.

The fair will run 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on, you guessed it, April 20, at the pot store at 4220 Meridian St., Suite 102.

420, and its observation on that date, is a nod to pot and pot culture. The event will be the first April 20 since recreational pot stores opened in Washington last summer.

Adrian Reinstein, administrator at Green Leaf Recreational, described the date as “basically our national holiday here in the industry.”

At least 12 vendors have committed to coming for what she described as a mini-convention. Vendors include paraphernalia sellers as well as local glass artists.

“This really is an information session,” Reinstein said. “It is about connecting (consumers) with people who are producing the products that they buy.”

The event is open to people 21 and older with valid ID.

“It’s an opportunity for everybody to get to know each other and to connect with not only local businesses in general, but to learn more about the industry — what it takes, what the whole process from seed to sale is,” Reinstein said.

The event will include raffles and scavenger hunts and samples of edibles that haven’t been infused with pot.

State voters approved Initiative 502 in 2012, legalizing recreational marijuana in Washington for adults. The first pot stores opened in Whatcom County and the state last July.

Details: Call 360-526-2198 or go to the store’s Facebook page or website, greenleafnw.com.

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