Thousands toss hat into ‘green economy’ ring

Thousands toss hat into ‘green economy’ ring

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

Many people want to get in on the new ‘green economy’ in Whatcom County and throughout Washington.

The state has received 179 marijuana business applications from Whatcom County.

Nearly 3,800 statewide came in during the filing period.

The applications include 867 proposed retail outlets, but the state is planning to allow just 334 statewide.

Twenty-five applications are for pot shops in Bellingham.

The application window closed last week.

The state hopes to begin issuing licenses at the end of February.