Legal Cannabis Week #56

Over 3,700 applications submitted for Washington pot licenses

I frequently say more gets done at the last minute than any other minute. And it’s clear that pot people love that last minute, as Washington state regulators released final numbers showing over 1,000 more applications than reported last week. Here’s some headlines:

Pot shop applications jump to 44 as window closes
DEC 26 | Kitsap Sun

Number of pot business applications in Edmonds/Lynnwood/Mountlake Terrace increases to 36
DEC 26 | My Edmonds News

More than 3,700 apply for marijuana business license
DEC 25 | Associated Press

Legal pot business has entrepreneurs bullish
DEC 24 | Seattle Times

Peninsula pot business applications surpass 100
DEC 24 | Peninsula Daily News

Wash. pot business applicants surpass 3,700
DEC 24 | The Columbian

Proposed pot business locations include south Pierce County
DEC 23 | The Dispatch

Kent marijuana business state applicants up to 18
DEC 23 | Kent Reporter

7 more apply for pot licenses in Kittitas County
DEC 19 | The Daily Record

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Human Solution WA chapter meeting
WED JAN 1 @6PM | Frankies Sports Bar

Yakima I-502 Moratorium Hearing
WED JAN 8 @3:30PM | Yakima City Hall

Association of Cannabis Breeders and Growers meeting
WED JAN 8 @8PM (WEEKLY) | West Seattle Legion Hall

CCSE open meeting
THU JAN 9 @NOON | Seattle Creative Arts Center

Week in review

Alaska petitioners cleared their signature goal.

Steve Katz invests in pot-related businesses after voting against medical cannabis in New York.

Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 holds the most viewed ranking on

Christian Science Monitor asked if legal pot states are ready for legal pot.

New York legislators held a hearing on a medical cannabis bill.

NORML overviewed its year in pot.

Colorado Department of Agriculture validates cannabis scales.

Colorado regulators approved 348 cannabis business licenses.

Legal pot plants await their fifteen day metamorphosis.

President Jose Mujico signed a bill to legalize cannabis in Uruguay.

Juan Carlos Molina called for a public discussion on legalizing cannabis in Argentina.

Arlington City Council held a public hearing on an I-502 moratorium last week.

East Bay Express overviewed the year in pot.

Colorado struggles to allow communal cannabis consumption.

Several entrepreneurs hope to produce legal pot in the old K2 building on Vashon Island.

Denver appointed a marijuana policy director.

Strict medical cannabis rules strangle D.C. dispensary sales.

Arbormain plans to sublease grow space in Airway Heights, Chehalis and Lacey.

Pot entrepreneurs deal with the public eye.

Home growers may legally purchase cannabis seeds and starts in Colorado starting January 1.

Dave Hodges nixed California’s open source cannabis initiative after state grammarians said it may legalize pot for kids.

United for Care appears to have qualified a medical cannabis initiative in Florida.

Patrick Moen answered Seattle Times’ questions.

Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy studied local I-502 moratoriums.

Paul Armentano numbered the year’s top pot stories.

 Medical cannabis legislation appears stalled in Wisconsin.

Meghan and Brian Wilson intend to move from New Jersey because they can’t find pot for their epileptic child.

California weighs its cannabis options.

The Columbian thinks we need adult attitudes that dissuade youth cannabis consumption.

High Times hopes to raise $100 million for a private equity fund.

Governor Mark Dayton urged advocates to work with law enforcement on Minnesota medical cannabis legislation.

Local jurisdictions wrestle with legal pot licensing in Washington.

Bill Moultray refuses to lease to legal pot hopefuls who applied using a Chalet Mall address.

Local officials plan to help screen pot license applicants.

Worth repeating

“It’s really hard to tell how many of these are legitimate.”

Washington State Liquor Control Board spokesman Mikhail Carpenter on legal pot license applications

“Kent’s City Council set a policy that marijuana land uses are not permitted in Kent. This office is prepared to defend and enforce that policy. If the Liquor Control Board issues a license, we expect the applicant will comply with Kent’s laws, and if the applicant chooses not to, we will determine whether to seek relief in state or federal court.”

Kent City Attorney Pat Fitzpatrick on legal pot license applications

“Though we don’t have a plan, we felt like if we didn’t get a permit, we wouldn’t have an option to participate in this new and exciting endeavor. The time to apply was now.”

Pot license applicant Scott Durkee on why his company applied for a license with a location he knew wouldn’t qualify

“I never talked to them and I would refuse to talk with them to begin with.”

Chalet Mall co-owner Bill Moultray on legal pot license applications that listed his address


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