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Dozens of Pot Shop Applications in Jeopardy

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SEATTLE, Wa. - Washington state says dozens of people who applied to run legal marijuana shops might lose their chance of getting a license. 


The Liquor Control Board sent letters to 56 businesses on Wednesday. The board says they scored lucky numbers in lotteries from April, putting them in a good position to win a coveted marijuana retail license but they haven't moved forward with their applications since then.


Becky Smith, the board's marijuana licensing manager, says some of the applicants may have never meant to get into the retail pot business. She says many hoped to get a license and then sell their business but without a license, businesses become difficult to sell.


The letters give the applicants 60 days to schedule an interview with a state license investigator.