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More applications for local marijuana operations

December 13th, 2013 - 5:43am

(Olympia) More are applying for producing and selling marijuana in Clallam County under the state's new legal pot law.

Through this week, seven people filed for nine permits to grow marijuana. Five operations would be in Sequim, three in Port Angeles and one in Clallam Bay.

Five people have filed to be marijuana processors, most of the them are also applying for grow operations.

Three entities have applied to open retail sales points. Green Orchards has applied for three permits to operate at 333A E 1st St. in Port Angeles. The Hidden Bush has applied for at 2840 E Highway 101 in Port Angeles and Weeds as applied for a permit along Washington Street in Sequim and a location near Walmart east of Port Angeles.

The state Liquor Control Board says it has received 1,696 applications from people seeking permission to grow, process or sell cannabis under the new recreational marijuana law. The application window opened Nov. 18, with a deadline of 5 p.m. on Dec. 20.

Of the applications received so far, 794 are for growing licenses, 579 are for processing licenses and 323 are for retailing licenses. The state isn't capping the number of growers or processors, but says it will only allow 334 pot shops statewide. Clallam County will be allowed six total marijuana retail outlets.

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