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Liquor Control Board: More Than 6,600 Pot Business Applications in Washington

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Officials have processed more than 6,600 marijuana business license applications in Washington state, and they still have more to go. Officials have processed more than 6,600 marijuana business license applications in Washington state, and they still have more to go.

OLYMPIA, WA - Officials have processed more than 6,600 marijuana business license applications in Washington state, and they still have more to go.

The state Liquor Control Board issued updated figures Tuesday regarding the applications to grow, process and sell pot under Washington's legal marijuana law, passed by voters in 2012.

The total so far: 6,619.

Some 2,666 of those are growing license applications, and 1,918 are processing applications.

The board at least initially is limiting the number of stores to 334 statewide.  There have been 2,035 retail applications received, which means there could be lotteries for those licenses in many areas.

Board spokesman Mikhail Carpenter says some incomplete applications are still being processed. Officials are working with those applicants to finish them.

The one-month window for submitting applications closed December 20th.

 

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