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Big jump in pot applications

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Big jump in pot applications

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

OLYMPIA, Wash. – People are rushing to enter the marijuana business in Washington State and in Whatcom County.

The state Liquor Control Board is reporting a big jump in applications for marijuana growers, processors and retailers as Friday’s deadline approaches.

Mikhail Carpenter with the board says the number of retail pot shops will be limited in each community.

Play Mikhail Carpenter on applications

The state has received 25 applications for pot shops in Whatcom County, but only 15 will be allowed.

About 50 applications for growers and processors have been submitted in the county.