Why Seattle’s most densely populated neighborhood probably won’t have a pot shop

A last minute change in state rules will leave Capitol Hill — Seattle’s most densely populated, most walk-friendly neighborhood — without a retail pot shop. Marijuana retail regulations have solidified with only a few weeks to go before the Washington State Liquor Control Board votes to adopt the final I-502 regulations including revised zoning rules that seem to prohibit retail marijuana on Capitol Hill. However, at least one entrepreneur — who has asked to remain anonymous — tells CHS he is moving forward with plans to apply for a retail marijuana permit despite officials from the Department of Planning and Development saying it won’t happen.