NBCRightNow.com - The Washington State Liquor Control Board has issued the state's first 24 marijuana retailer licenses.
The 24 applicants were notified early Monday morning that they were approved for a retail license. One of those stores is located in Prosser and another in Union Gap.
Producers and processors will now file required manifests to send pot to those retail locations. They then must wait 24 hours after the request to begin transporting marijuana to the stores. Marijuana retailers can begin selling pot at their discretion after they receive a receipt of the product and enter it in to the traceability system.
Businesses receiving their licenses Monday represent the first of 334 licenses allotted by the state Liquor Control Board for retail sales who have successfully completed the licensing process.
Locations receiving licenses were selected by taking into account population, geographic dispersion, and the applicant's readiness to be licensed.
To view a full list of all 24 applicants who received a retail license in the state, click here.