marijuana license http://kplu.org en Wash. State Pot Store Lottery Announced; Grow Licenses Lagging http://kplu.org/post/wash-state-pot-store-lottery-announced-grow-licenses-lagging <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142757076&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The timeline for when Washington’s first marijuana retail stores will open has slipped from June to early July, the state Liquor Control Board announced Wednesday.</p><p>The next step in the process is a lottery to see who wins a license to open a pot store. The results of that lottery should be known by early May.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:17:08 +0000 Austin Jenkins 15628 at http://kplu.org Wash. State Pot Store Lottery Announced; Grow Licenses Lagging FBI Balks At Background Checks For Wash. Pot License Applicants http://kplu.org/post/fbi-balks-background-checks-wash-pot-license-applicants <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado — a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that's long been illegal under federal law.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:14:23 +0000 Gene Johnson 14851 at http://kplu.org FBI Balks At Background Checks For Wash. Pot License Applicants 1st Wash. State Pot License Goes To Spokane Grower Named Green http://kplu.org/post/1st-wash-state-pot-license-goes-spokane-grower-named-green <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Washington state's first legal marijuana license is going to a guy named Green.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Associated Press has learned that Spokane grower Sean Green, the chief executive of a company called Kouchlock Productions, is due to be issued a producer-processor license at the state Liquor Control Board meeting in Olympia on Wednesday morning.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:57:52 +0000 Gene Johnson 14433 at http://kplu.org 1st Wash. State Pot License Goes To Spokane Grower Named Green Wash. State Faces Prospect Of Too Many Pot Growers http://kplu.org/post/wash-state-faces-prospect-too-many-pot-growers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Washington state could be facing a curious economic problem: too many pot growers.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>More than 2,600 applications have been submitted to produce the marijuana that will be sold at state-licensed stores when Washington's legal marijuana industry opens for business this year.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:04:12 +0000 Gene Johnson 12345 at http://kplu.org Wash. State Faces Prospect Of Too Many Pot Growers Big Jump In Wash. Pot Business Applications http://kplu.org/post/big-jump-wash-pot-business-applications <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">New figures from Washington's Liquor Control Board show a big jump in marijuana business applications as this week's deadline for submissions nears.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The board said Tuesday it has received 2,444 applications to grow, process or sell cannabis under Washington's recreational pot law passed by voters last year. As of a week ago, that figure was just under 1,700.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:46:34 +0000 The Associated Press 11799 at http://kplu.org Big Jump In Wash. Pot Business Applications Celebration, Angst as State Starts Accepting Pot License Applications http://kplu.org/post/celebration-angst-state-starts-accepting-pot-license-applications <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 30-day window for marijuana business licenses applications has opened in Washington. Would-be growers, processors and retailers applied online and in-person Monday.</span></p><p>At the Department of Revenue business licensing office, the flow of in-person applicants was more of a trickle, not a torrent on this historic day.</p><p>“This is absolutely amazing,” said Jeff Gilmore, who was among the first to apply for a license to grow legal pot after a career of growing illegally. “The state of Washington took two years of my life for growing marijuana two decades ago.”</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:17:19 +0000 Austin Jenkins 11135 at http://kplu.org Celebration, Angst as State Starts Accepting Pot License Applications