2020 Solutions to open second retail pot store on Saturday

2020 Solutions, one of Bellingham’s first retail marijuana stores, is opening a second location that the company’s senior vice president of operations, Aaron Nelson, said is the second of many more stores to come.

The new store at 5655 Guide Meridian, 4.5 miles north of Interstate 5 between Axton Road and the Hilltop Restaurant, will open at 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. After Saturday’s opening, the store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

2020 Solutions’ original location is at 2018 Iron Street.

Nelson said that, as far as he knows, 2020 Solutions is the first marijuana retailer in the state to open a second store.

“We’re planning on opening a new store every couple months,” he said. “We’ll definitely be expanding outside of the county.”

Exact locations of future stores depends on where 2020 can get licenses, Nelson said.

2020’s second location will be the fifth marijuana retail store in Bellingham. According to Washington State Liquor Control Board data, sales at Bellingham’s first two marijuana retail stores—2020 Solutions and Top Shelf Cannabis—declined in September, after Cascade Herb Company and Green Leaf opened stores in Bellingham in late August.

Nelson expects 2020’s Guide Meridian store to serve a different market than its original location, he said.

“We definitely expect to reach a different market being close to Ferndale, Lynden and Everson,” he said. “Our first location is doing well, we’re just looking to have another more convenient location for our North County customers.”

Marijuana products from NW Organic Nursery, a new tier 3 producer from Everson, will be for sale for the first time on Saturday at 2020 Solutions’ new store. Tier 3 is the state’s largest producer license, allowing for 10,000 to 30,000 square feet of plant canopy.

The first 50 customers at the new 2020 store can buy NW Organic Nursery’s Rocket Man Super Joint, a bubble hash-infused, all-flower product, for $10, according to a press release.


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