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Washington State Begins Accepting Pot Applications

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TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) - State officials received dozens of applications online to sell, grow and process marijuana on Monday, the first day applications to take part in Washington's legal pot marketplace were accepted.
    
Applicants will have to go through background checks, be residents of Washington state and will have to have their potential grow or retail areas inspected by the state. They also have to pay a non-refundable $250 for every application.
    
At the Department of Revenue headquarters in Tumwater, officials said they got 50 applications online in the first hours of operations. There were more who came to the headquarters in person. There are three types of licenses: marijuana producer, marijuana processor or marijuana retailer. The state says no business can hold all three licenses and the number of retail licenses will be limited.
    
The licenses will be issued in early 2014. Last year voters in Washington passed Initiative 502, which made the recreational use of marijuana legal.
   

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