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Over 800 Applications Received In Washington State For Recreational Cannabis Business Licenses

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washington marijuana business licenseCourtesy of The Joint Blog

In less than a week since the application process opened for recreational cannabis business licenses in Washington, the state has received over 800 applications from those wishing to grow, sell or process cannabis.

According to Rick Garza, Director of the state’sLiquor Control Board - the entity tasked with handling recreational cannabis licenses – roughly 200 of the applicants are for retail outlets; the state will allow 334 throughout the state.

The state plans to issue business licenses for retail outlets regardless of any ban or moratorium in place in the city the retail outlet is planning to open in; however, Garza warns that the licensees might have to sue the city to overturn the ban. The board has asked for a formal state attorney general’s opinion on whether cities and counties can override state regulations, but there’s no time frame on when they’ll receive a response.

The board will be accepting applications until December 19th.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com

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  1. LET THE TAX MONEY RING IN …… THEN ADJUSTING LAWS WONT BE AS DIFFICULT . AMERICA NEEDS JOBS …. TOURISM WILL GENERATE MILLIONS ON ITS OWN . THEN ADD MAJOR MILLIONS FROM WEED TAX …… LEGAL REC WEED STATES WILL BE GENERATING MUCH NEEDED CASH FLOW.

  2. firetheliberals on

    This the problem with I502, municipal control over final licensing. Wa state eliminates pricate residential growers and lets the local govts override state law. City councils are typically 5 people paid less than 1k per month.

    The prohibitionists are banning weed all over washington state because of this loophole

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