Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum
Deb Greene, the store's first customer, displays her purchase of legal recreational marijuana at Cannabis City Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool)
SEATTLE - The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the Museum of History and Industry.

The woman who waited all night to be first in line at the Cannabis City store, 65-year-old Deb Greene, plans to donate her pot on Tuesday to the Seattle museum on South Lake Union.

Greene showed up with a chair, sleeping bag, food, water and a 930-page book on the afternoon of July 7 - the day before legal marijuana sales began - so she could be part of Washington state history.

"I voted for it, and I'm just so excited to see it come to be in my lifetime," she said. "I'm not a heavy user, I'm just proud of our state for giving this a try."

Cannabis City says it also will donate items from the opening day of the store on July 8.

Washington and Colorado stunned much of the world by voting in November 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21, and to create state-licensed systems for growing, selling and taxing the pot. Sales began in Colorado on Jan. 1.

Washington state law allows the sale of up to an ounce (28 grams) of dried marijuana, 16 ounces (453 grams) of pot-infused solids, 72 ounces (2,040 grams) of pot-infused liquids or 7 grams of concentrated marijuana, like hashish, to adults over 21.