Who Will Rent Out Their Storefront to a Pot Business?

Any entrepreneur who wants to open a pot business in Washington State will start with a fairly straightforward application process: submit fingerprints, disclose criminal history, share an operating plan that names financial backers, and promise that taxes are paid up. But then the draft rules issued by the Washington State Liquor Control Board last month list this unusual requirement: "a signed affidavit from the landlord acknowledging the leased premises will be used as a marijuana business."