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Getting high on profits at Washington's first ever marijuana auction


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Getting high on profits at Washington's first ever marijuana auction

It was a historic day in Washington state at its first ever marijuana auction.

Fireweed Farmowner Randy Williams wanted to get rid of the produce quickly in order to spend time with his grandson.

Around 100 keen buyers turned up, others came just to support the venture.

“I think it’s a good idea, put your toe in the water. Try something like this. He wants to take off early. Not stuck all winter, packing this stuff into 1 gram. So. Yeah, I hope he comes out well with it,” said Jack Ron, one of the buyers at the auction.

More than 250 kilos of cannabis with names like Girl Scout Cookies, One Arm Bandit and Purple Kush were sold off for more than 750,000 euros, though Williams had hoped for a million.

Washington legalised commercial growing of cannabis in 2012.

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