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Marijuana shop set with lease

The Herbery plans to join the holiday shopping season

By Sue Vorenberg
Published: October 4, 2014, 5:00pm

RWZ LLC, the company that won two lottery spots from the Liquor Control Board for marijuana stores in Vancouver, has signed the lease for its first Vancouver pot shop.

It may be the third store in the city to open, following Main Street Marijuana and New Vansterdam, which both opened in July. The company also has approval for a second Vancouver store.

Two other stores are also slated for the city, but neither has returned calls from The Columbian asking for updates. The city is approved for six stores total.

The new store from RWZ LLC, The Herbery, will be in 164th Plaza in East Vancouver, said James Mullen, the chief operating officer.

“We’re planning on opening sometime between Thanksgiving and Dec. 15,” Mullen said. “Our second store is still a work in progress, but it’s coming along.”

The company hopes to have a good variety of more common strains when the store opens, he said.

“With the full outdoor crop about to be harvested I think there will be an abundance to choose from,” Mullen said. “We want to have a good selection, but we don’t want to overdo it at first.”

The Herbery also hopes to stock shelves with edibles in early January, he said.

“We’re talking to one group that’s building a kitchen in the area,” Mullen said.

Another store, Sticky’s on Route 99, is licensed for Clark County, but because of the ban on marijuana businesses in unincorporated parts of the county, isn’t able to stock marijuana yet, owner John Larson said.

Larson’s store is moving toward opening first as a pipe and marijuana supply shop while it wants for the courts to determine whether county bans are legal, Larson said.