Meanwhile at Top Shelf Cannabis, there's a huge line! Weed "never should have been a taboo," says the first guy up. pic.twitter.com/1QOAs73rUv— Ansel (@Ansel) July 8, 2014
Rainy Day City #12 and 35: Seattle's first legal pot store opens today at noon.
Meanwhile in Iraq and Syria: "[T]he crises in both countries are blending into a combined regional disaster as ISIS now controls land on both sides of the border — opening the floodgates for weapons and fighters between Syria and Iraq," reports CNN.
High-Speed Thrill Ride Becomes Dangerous Endurance Test: "A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night," reports ABC News.
Good: "A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims," reports the Associated Press.
Bad: Rats filmed running around Wallingford QFC.
Today in the World Cup: Brazil vs. Germany in the semi-finals. 1 pm!
South Dakota Man Dies Doing What He Loved: Eating hot dogs as fast as possible.
Beast Mode in the Flesh: Marshawn Lynch poses nude for ESPN.
A Bad Sign for the Cupcake Industrial Complex: Chain cupcake store Crumbs closes all its stores.
Finally, in commemoration of today's legal pot sales in Washington State, here's a great weedy track from Washington State native Brandy Clark.