July 18, 2014 in Region, Washington

Would-be pot seller sues state over license rejection

Associated Press
 

SEATTLE – A would-be Washington marijuana seller is suing the state Liquor Control Board over his failure to obtain a retail license.

Pete O’Neil, the owner of C & C Shops, wants a license to operate in the Seattle suburb of Lynnwood, but in a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court on Thursday he says officials refused to process his online application over a signature issue. His attorney, Nancy Pacharzina, says he signed the application electronically while at the same time apparently clicking a box by mistake that said he would provide a paper copy.

The board has an unallocated retail license for Lynnwood.

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