The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today issued the state’s first 24 marijuana retailer licenses. The 24 applicants were notified via email early this morning that they were approved for a retail license. Once approved for a license, producers and/or processors are able to file a required manifest for transporting to retail locations. Following a 24 hour quarantine period, they may begin transporting products to retail stores. Marijuana retailers may begin selling marijuana at their discretion following receipt of product and entering it in to the traceability system. [Seattle PI's The Pot Blog]According to NPR:
The store openings are expected to be accompanied by high prices, shortages and celebration.Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson recently joined a cannabis firm and sent stock in Cannabis Sativa Inc. soaring.
A Nevada-based startup that plans to sell medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced Tuesday. Johnson said he hoped to expand Cannabis Sativa into a major marijuana business and intends to work out of New Mexico to help develop products that are legal in states like Colorado and Washington. [Russell Contreras, Santa Fe New Mexican]Why not, Deadwood?
You can read Lee Fang's piece in The Nation on the anti-cannabis lobby linked here.
MAP: WA state's licensed pot shops, and which ones plan to open this week http://t.co/sIRHpeKjsZ pic.twitter.com/LIiSUH73dE
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