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Washington State Taking Applications For Marijuana Licenses Starting Tomorrow

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marijuana washington state applicationsThe long wait is almost over in Washington State. Applications for recreational marijuana licenses are going to be accepted starting tomorrow. Are you going to be one of the applicants? If so, are you applying to be a grower? Or an outlet owner? An edible company? If you are an applicant, it’s a truly exciting time I’d imagine.

The world is watching how things unfold in Washington (and Colorado) to see what goes right, and what goes wrong. I know my home state of Oregon is watching closely and learning from the mistakes of Washington. When Oregon legalizes, there will be no DUII provision, and home cultivation will absolutely be a part of our effort. Also, unlike Washington, we will keep our medical program untouched. Washington has drawn a lot of criticism lately due to proposals that would limit the medical marijuana program there.

Per the Spokesman:

After nearly a year of studies, hearings, drafts and redrafts, the Liquor Control Board came up with rules that will at least launch a recreational marijuana industry in Washington. It limits the total amount of growing space for marijuana to 2 million square feet statewide. Growers can apply for one of three different sizes in their licenses, but no license will be for more than 30,000 square feet.

How do you feel the process is going in Washington? Do you agree with me that Colorado has the better model? What mistakes do you see either state making? Do you have legalization efforts ramping up in your state? If so, what areas of the Washington model do you hope your state mimics? What areas do you hope are not included?

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  1. we sell best quality medical marijuana for sale and shp to any destination , call 970 788 6066

  2. patients smoke more than they can afford it costs me 250 a month to grow 32 oz of which i smoke8 oz of

    i give away the rest

  3. Mark Kleiman is against legalization by his own admission. How he was put in charge of implementing Washington’s program is beyond me.

  4. Are you gonna make me look up the info for you? I mean, if I WERE going to look it up, I guess I would start with the state’s website. Aren’t the instructions there? Of course if it were me, I think I would do it in person, stand on the courthouse steps with the certificate in my hands in a Rocky-stance, take a picture with my smart phone, and post it here so we can all share in your joy. Whadya say?

  5. Hi Painkills2-
    If I want to apply for a license tomorrow, do I just head down to the King County Courthouse or what?

  6. I know WHAT a peanut gallery is, I’m just wondering who you are referring to here, in this forum, as the peanut gallery. Who was this comment directed to? (And don’t knock lead paint chips, they taste really, really good, especially the blueberry ones.)

    I never “act” dense, that would just be a waste of time, although some probably see my never-ending curiosity as troll-like. So, if you are annoyed by questions, I can certainly satisfy my curiosity elsewhere, your majesty. No worries.

  7. mark kleiman, consultant to the liquor board, says he doesn’t think i-502 will work because its too heavily taxed. p.s. “botec” the name of his consultant company, stands for “back of the envelope calculation.”

    the world will watch as the greed and corruption of the washington liquor board is exposed and the board members resign in shame.

    consensus among the medical cannabis community in washington that i-502 is “untenable”.

    i have attended the liquor board presentations, meetings and public hearings and have been totally disillusioned with the lies and deception i have experienced.

    it is a disgrace to the state of washington to have such hypocrisy and the “discompassionate lack of care”.

    the inevitable outcome is 334 state marijuana stores going broke due to no business, because the public does not want the product at the price offered, and chooses to get quality and selection from illegal sources at an affordable price.

  8. And so now that you’re a commercial business, the police have free access to your premises. Including the home that sits on your commercial premises? Other than that, what else would an individual grower have to give up to become a commercial grower?

  9. Oh and one more thing the since when did businesses loose there constitutional rights to search and seizure?

  10. Washington States rules are designed for one thing, hand the business over to big money interest. no business can survive paying 25 percent taxes on gross sales. All of these millionaires are going to be in for a big surprise when they figure out you cant pay someone 10 dollars an hour to grow a million dollar crop. There was a really good write up on how screwed the new laws are written here.
    http://www.dispensaryexchange.com/read/17/73/I-502-From-a-Collective-Owners-Perspectives
    anybody thinking about applying for a license should take a look.
    Colorado has a much better model where they realize that you have to bring in the current owners and growers to have a half chance of hell to work. Washington State wants to turn all the current owners and growers into work slaves.
    Plus you have the problem of taxation without representation. You pay the state taxes and they still can lock you up and take your property. How easy would it be for the state to send there federal prosecutor friends to knock on the door of any competition?

  11. disqus_demMJl6uTu on

    Well once I open an I502 business, then commercial activity will be happening on the property. It’s just like a farm, you can have a house, some pasture and some crops… but you can’t house your chickens in your house, they belong in the coup.

  12. disqus_demMJl6uTu on

    Well once I open an I502 business, then commercial activity will be happening on the property. It’s just like a farm, you can have a house, some pasture and some crops… but you can’t house your chickens in your house, they belong in the coup.

  13. Really? You’re going to use this as a defense? That residences are not “residential’ property?
    Unless there is commercial business being conducted on the property, then it is residential. Isn’t that how the real estate taxes are set up?

  14. Really? You’re going to use this as a defense? That residences are not “residential’ property?
    Unless there is commercial business being conducted on the property, then it is residential. Isn’t that how the real estate taxes are set up?

  15. disqus_demMJl6uTu on

    They never said residential properties, they say residences. You can have an R5 zoned property with a barn and grow in the barn. You just can grow in your basement or in a residential building.

  16. disqus_demMJl6uTu on

    They never said residential properties, they say residences. You can have an R5 zoned property with a barn and grow in the barn. You just can grow in your basement or in a residential building.

  17. I have a 9th grade English level and lazy on spell check, l’m not the best or the worst . The peanut gallery always amaze’s me

  18. I have a 9th grade English level and lazy on spell check, l’m not the best or the worst . The peanut gallery always amaze’s me

  19. firetheliberals on

    Lcb rules .. lcb wants local police access to premises without warrant. A residence requires a warrant.commercial properties do not. Hence lcb adopted a rule of no growers licenses will be issued to residential properties.

  20. firetheliberals on

    Lcb rules .. lcb wants local police access to premises without warrant. A residence requires a warrant.commercial properties do not. Hence lcb adopted a rule of no growers licenses will be issued to residential properties.

  21. “Supple” you? Sorry, I hate to point out typos, but for a split-second, I thought you were talking about your skin. :)
    Power To The Patients!

  22. “Supple” you? Sorry, I hate to point out typos, but for a split-second, I thought you were talking about your skin. :)
    Power To The Patients!

  23. The Canadian government set up an MMJ industry so that “everyone will have access to legal, high quality, low cost, tested, verified and taxed (medical) cannabis.” Turns out, they failed big time. Of course, with the addition of legalization, Washington state will be a different scenario. I guess we’ll see. But I think it will take longer than just a year for things to “shake out.”

  24. The Canadian government set up an MMJ industry so that “everyone will have access to legal, high quality, low cost, tested, verified and taxed (medical) cannabis.” Turns out, they failed big time. Of course, with the addition of legalization, Washington state will be a different scenario. I guess we’ll see. But I think it will take longer than just a year for things to “shake out.”

  25. “The lawyers have figured out there are no constitutional search protections in the constitution for commercial properties.. this a feint to hand the business over to monied interests.” Please explain.

    Man, a reality show getting the down and dirty on politicians would be an instant HIT! Hey, HBO, what do ya say?

  26. “The lawyers have figured out there are no constitutional search protections in the constitution for commercial properties.. this a feint to hand the business over to monied interests.” Please explain.

    Man, a reality show getting the down and dirty on politicians would be an instant HIT! Hey, HBO, what do ya say?

  27. after 15 years of private citizens growing their own medicine with little problems of abuse I don’t see why anyone would want to change it?
    I grow to use cannabis as a raw vegetable–tell me who can supple me with 50% mature plants for my medicine? Cannabis is reducing my inflammation in my body that the doctors could not.
    The pharmacies are being sued every day for bad side effects that their drugs do to us. My plants haven’t caused any harm. Isn’t this what the voters of Washington State voted for??????

  28. after 15 years of private citizens growing their own medicine with little problems of abuse I don’t see why anyone would want to change it?
    I grow to use cannabis as a raw vegetable–tell me who can supple me with 50% mature plants for my medicine? Cannabis is reducing my inflammation in my body that the doctors could not.
    The pharmacies are being sued every day for bad side effects that their drugs do to us. My plants haven’t caused any harm. Isn’t this what the voters of Washington State voted for??????

  29. disqus_demMJl6uTu on

    I think it’s gone surprisingly well actually. We are applying for a producer/process license. I think all the MMJ vs 502 rhetoric is way overblown. People need to take a breathe, think about the big picture. Cannabis is LEGAL in Washington State. That is HUGE. Yes, the people who have been in collectives and vertically integrated in access points are going to get shut down. Yes there is no home grows. But in a year when this all shakes out, everyone will have access to legal, high quality, low cost, tested, verified and taxed Cannabis.

  30. disqus_demMJl6uTu on

    I think it’s gone surprisingly well actually. We are applying for a producer/process license. I think all the MMJ vs 502 rhetoric is way overblown. People need to take a breathe, think about the big picture. Cannabis is LEGAL in Washington State. That is HUGE. Yes, the people who have been in collectives and vertically integrated in access points are going to get shut down. Yes there is no home grows. But in a year when this all shakes out, everyone will have access to legal, high quality, low cost, tested, verified and taxed Cannabis.

  31. firetheliberals on

    The little guy who wants to grow on his residential property is screwed out of the WA market. Only commercial properties are allowed. And why is that? The lawyers have figured out there are no constitutional search protections in the constitution for commercial properties.. this a feint to hand the business over to monied interests.

    And the handover of the mmj business is even more objectionable.

    Maybe we should have a new reality tv show of marijuana wars covering the dirty politics.

  32. It looks like Washington’s MMJ program will be cannibalized by the legalization effort. The restrictions in Washington state will drive some of the MMJ industry further underground. I’m hoping that doesn’t happen because we need ALL states being innovative with medical cannabis. Criminalizing individual growers and stifling innovation allows the corporate money to flow even faster into the market, shoving aside the people and experience we need to find and produce good medicine.

    Who has the better legalization model, Colorado or Washington? Better for whom?

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