Everett’s 3rd Recreational Marijuana Store Now Open For Business

December 18, 2014

Everett, Everett Government

P Haze

Purple Haze is now open for business.

Late yesterday afternoon Purple Haze received its business license from the City of Everett and officially opened its doors. It’s the third of five recreational marijuana stores allowed to operate within the city limits of Everett under I-502. The opening of the city’s 3rd retail location was much more controversial than the first two. Neighbors of the location had pleaded with the Everett City Council to stop the store from opening arguing that the location at 4218 Rucker was too close to a residential neighborhood even though it is zoned commercial. According to city officials, Purple Haze did meet all of the city’s requirements for opening its doors and after a final inspection last night the license was issued. At last night’s Everett City Council meeting newly elected council member Judy Tuohy asked that her suggestion last week that retail marijuana stores not be allowed within 1000 feet of any residence or church be disregarded. She did however ask the city’s legal department to draw up language that would prohibit the public from entering or exiting pot stores from any way other than the main front door. There are now three retail locations open and a fourth operator has said she wants to open a store in the Eastmont neighborhood in the old JR’s Sportsbar aka Lanna Thai restaurant just off I-5 in south Everett. That leaves one more location where a retail pot store may open within the city limits. At this point, neither the likely applicant, or that location, has been publicly identified.

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