More than 30 businesses have applied for marijuana licenses in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.
NBCRightNow.com - More than 30 businesses have applied for marijuana licenses in Yakima and the Tri-Cities.
The State Liquor Control Board released their initial list of 929 applicants Tuesday to produce, process and sell marijuana received since Nov. 18, when the window for applying opened. The deadline is Dec. 19.
In Benton and Franklin Counties, nine businesses applied for growing and processing licenses. Yakima County received ten applications for the combo licenses.
As for retail stores, there were two applications in Yakima County, and five in Benton and Franklin Counties, including one each in Kennewick, Richland, and West Richland and two in Pasco.
The most - 444 applications - were for pot growing. There have been 327 applications to process cannabis, and some of those were filed by people also seeking to grow pot.
There were 158 retail applications, including those for Dank's and Woody's, both in Everett; Ye Olde Dope Shoppe, in Lake Forest Park; Weeds, in Sequim; Vansterdam, in Vancouver; and Happy Daze, in Selah.
The board says it will license up to 334 pot shops statewide. There's no limit on the number of growers or processors.