Owner of new Sitka pot shop working to keep up with demand

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 05:32

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A second marijuana retailer has opened for business in the southeast Alaska city of Sitka.

The Sitka Sentinel reported Tuesday that the Northern Lights Indoor Gardens began selling its products on Feb. 16. The business is located in the same strip mall as the city’s first marijuana business, Weed Dudes.

Northern Lights owner Micah Miller says he’s been selling about a pound of pot each day and likely won’t have enough to keep up with demand before his next crop is ready in late March.

He expects sales to pick up in March when commercial fishermen come into town for herring season.

Miller says he wants to add a smoke lounge to his business if the Alaska Marijuana Control Board allows on-site consumption in the future.

The board voted down a proposal on Feb. 2 that would have permitted marijuana use in stores.

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Information from: Daily Sitka (Alaska) Sentinel, http://www.sitkasentinel.com/

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