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Numbers of marijuana business license applications updated
The Washington State Department of Revenue announced it has received 585 completed applications submitted online for marijuana business licenses since Nov. 18, the first day to apply for producer, processor and retailer marijuana business licenses.
Applicants have through Dec. 19 to submit their applications, available through the state’s Business Licensing Service.
The number of online applications submitted by 8 a.m. on Nov. 20:
• Producer — 134
• Processor — 27
• Retailers — 144
• Producer and processor — 280
Revenue manages the state’s Business Licensing Service and will accept the applications on behalf of the state Liquor Control Board.
Licenses will be approved by the Liquor Control Board, which began processing the licenses on Nov. 20.
The Washington State Department of Revenue hasn't released any detailed information about the applications, according to Beverly Crichfield, communications consultant, executive division.
Starting on Tuesday, she noted that the Liquor Control Board will be posting a more detailed list of applications, which will include each license address and what kind of license the person(s) are applying for.
In September, the Liquor Control Board approved the filing of proposed supplemental rules that, if ultimately enacted, will help govern Washington state’s system of producing, processing and retailing recreational marijuana.
The board allocated a maximum of 334 retail outlets statewide, including two in Redmond and 61 in King County overall.
Per Initiative 502, the board applied a method that allocates retail store locations using Office of Financial Management population with a cap on the number of retail stores per county.