Tenuous golf connectionJune 2, 2015

More than scores might be high at U.S. Open; pot sales in area are expected to soar

The notion that fescue was going to be the only grass garnering attention in the run-up to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay has gone up in smoke.

KCPQ, the Fox television affiliate serving the Seattle and Tacoma areas, reported on Monday that local marijuana shops expected a substantial boost to their bottom lines during U.S. Open week.

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"Pot store owners are expecting a week's of marijuana sales each day of the tournament," Tacoma City Council member Marty Campbell said during an April study session on the matter, KCPQ reported.

Washington is one of two states (the other is Colorado) to legalize recreational marijuana use.

"We were really pushing to get open for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay," Alden Linn, general manger of a new marijuana retail store, World of Weed, told KCPQ. It is expected to open next week.

There will be no pot bunkers (pun intended) established at Chambers Bay to which fans can retreat to toke, however; smoking marijuana in public is still a crime in the state.

That said, it's still likely that more than scores will be high that week.

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