liquor control board
A lottery is being held this week for 334 licenses the state of Washington plans to issue for the recreational marijuana stores.
The Liquor Control Board said the lottery will happen between April 21 and 25 and the licenses will be issued by the first week of July.
Sean Green, a medical marijuana dispensary operator from Spokane, is due to be issued a producer-processor license under the state’s recreational pot law at the Liquor Control Board meeting in Olympia on Wednesday morning.
Washington state is set to issue its first legal marijuana business license.
Booze prices at bars and restaurants in Washington may go up this year as multiple interests fight over rules following the voter-approved privatization of the state’s liquor system.
Washington state is dealing with a glut of would-be legal marijuana growers by cutting back on the number of licenses it issues and the maximum size of pot farms.
Sales of recreational marijuana are due to start in Washington around late spring, but there’s no welcome mat — at least not yet — for pot businesses in dozens of cities around the state.
More than 3,700 marijuana business applications have been filed in Washington state.
New figures from Washington’s Liquor Control Board show a big jump in marijuana business applications as this week’s deadline for submissions nears.
Washington’s Liquor Control Board wants to make sure people aren’t using marijuana in bars and nightclubs.