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Marijuana shops report higher sales during holidays

Posted at 9:58 AM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 09:58:32-05

UNION GAP, Washington -- Marijuana-themed Christmas gifts are popular in states like Washington where marijuana has been made legal. Marijuana retailers said, like most businesses, their sales are higher during the holidays.

"They are flying off the shelves this year," Sara Hecker, who works at Station 420, said about its Christmas-themed gift baskets. The baskets contain a starter glass pipe, rolling papers and of course some pot.

The legalization of marijuana in Washington is just barely three years old, but retailers said they have already seen negative stigmas dissipate as more states follow suit. Retailers said it would not be long before finding a bag of weed under the Christmas tree is normal.

Under Washington state law, you must be at least 21 years old to purchase and possess marijuana -- and it is limited to an ounce.