Pot shop opens, sells out within three hours

Juneau’s first retail marijuana shop opened on schedule Friday — and promptly sold out of product.

Rainforest Farms opened to the general public at noon, and by the time the doors opened, a line of almost 100 interested customers had stretched from the Second Street store to North Franklin Street.

According to a post on the store’s Facebook page, the store sold out of available marijuana in about two and a half hours.

The store had planned to be open from noon to 6 p.m.

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Giono Barrett, one of the store’s owners, said Wednesday that interested Juneauites won’t have to wait a full three-month cultivation cycle for additional pot. Juneau’s first marijuana farm will have another harvest this week, and the marijuana could reach the store as soon as the following week.

The owners of Juneau’s second marijuana shop, which is intended for the former Artifacts Gallery on Front Street, will appear before the Planning Commission on Wednesday.

The topic of that discussion will be a conditional use permit allowing the shop to open in early 2017. The owners of the store have said that the building will be renovated before becoming the smallest (by square footage) marijuana shop in Alaska.

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