Pot licenses open for application

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Pot licenses open for application

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

OLYMPIA, Wash. – People who are interested in legally growing, processing, or selling marijuana in Washington State are getting their chance.

Businesses and individuals can start applying for recreational marijuana business licenses starting at 8:00 a.m. this morning.

Washington voters legalized the production, sale and use of recreational marijuana by approving Initiative 502 in November last year.

Mikhail Carpenter with the Washington State Liquor Control Board says a lot of people are excited to enter the new pot industry.

Play Mikhail Carpenter on pot licenses

He says applicants will have to present a business plan and ensure that they will be located at least 1,000 feet away from any schools, parks, transit centers or game arcades.

Licensing can be done online, by mail or in person until December 19 at 5:00 p.m.

For more details about applying for a marijuana business license, including the nonrefundable fee, visit http://bls.dor.wa.gov/marijuana.aspx on the state’s Business Licencing Services website.