The Clark County Council voted last summer to lift a ban on marijuana retail shops in unincorporated parts of the county. The ban was officially lifted Jan. 1, and in the months leading up to that date, three retailers began taking steps toward opening shops outside of Vancouver.
Sticky’s Pot Shop in Hazel Dell is set to open in about a week. Owner John Larson recently told The Columbian that he was in the process of restocking, and a recent Twitter message indicated that the store is targeting a mid-February return.
It’s a return because Larson contested the county government’s authority to ban retail marijuana sales and opened Sticky’s in 2014. Sticky’s lost the fight and had to close in 2018, but the council’s vote last year paved the way for its return.
Two other shops appear to be in the works, although neither of them have specific opening dates. The Herbery announced that it planned to open a new location in Hazel Dell, and state business records showed a shop is in development at the site of a former Body Armor car shop in Orchards.