Today, the state of Washington will host a historical extravaganza in the world of marijuana sales that will make any cannabis enthusiast faint.
Randy Williams, of Fireweed Farm, will sell a literal ton of pot to the highest bidder at a large scale marijuana auction on Saturday. This two-thousand pound crop of outdoor grown marijuana will cost a small fortune, but unfortunately for the average bear, this can only legally be sold to state-certified processors and retailers. Consumers will not be able to bid on the literal-ton of marijuana.
Many outdoor marijuana farms use the same land north of the Columbia River Valley that is considered to be the wine region of Washington. Outdoor marijuana farms operate just like any other crop farm with the harvest being in the fall. Many of William’s plants are reported to be over twelve feet tall, with an estimated retail worth of $6 million.
Until October of this year, Colorado dispensaries were required to grow seventy-percent of their own product. They were only permitted to purchase up to thirty-percent from a wholesaler, so an auction like this may not have be best suited for Colorado. Perhaps next fall, auctions like this will be introduced in the state. Washington does not have a law like that for dispensaries, so many purchase from a state-licensed grower like Randy Williams.
Randy is pictured below (left) in front of some of his crop.