SPOKANE, Wash., July 10 (UPI) -- Mike Boyer forever has the title of being the first person in Spokane to legally purchase marijuana, but that distinction cost him his job.
Boyer camped out in front of Spokane's Green Leaf dispensary 19 hours before doors opened Tuesday and quickly garnered the attention of local media who came out to cover the end of Washington's marijuana prohibition.
"We don't line up for Black Friday, we line up for 'Green Tuesday,'" the quotable 30-year-old told eager reporters.
"People camp out for Star Wars and donuts ... this is more important than that."
"I've worked for them on and off for 12 years and several years ago, I signed a document that said I wouldn't have [THC] in my system," Boyer said.
"I don't smoke at work! It's the first day, who's not gonna run down? People who hadn't smoked since the 70s and 80s were coming down just to be there. It was the day of days."
But Boyer is keeping a positive attitude about the ordeal, posting his resume on Craigslist and saying he has no regrets.
"I'm sad it happened but I got the title: I'm No. 1. I regret nothing."
First man in Spokane to buy recreational marijuana. Mike Boyer says he's gonna go home and test it and take a nap. pic.twitter.com/ZaerUJcSzX— Aaron Luna (@LunaKXLY) July 8, 2014