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Pot applications open Nov. 18

OLYMPIA -- State officials will begin accepting applications for people who want to get into the marijuana business -- legally, that is -- starting at 8 a.m. Nov. 18.

The state Revenue Department will be set up to accept marijuana license applications any one of three ways at that point. Online, by mail or in person at a field office.

The application materials won't be available until Nov. 18. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Dec. 19. The department will forward them to the state Liquor Control Board, which will oversee the recreational marijuana industry.

A word of warning: The state is charging a series of non-refundable fees, including a $250 fee for every endorsement -- grower, processor or retailer -- sought. So if the Liquor Control Board doesn't approve your request, you don't get your money back.

For more on the process, check out the Business Licensing Service web site.

 



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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