In Snohomish County, there are nearly 240 applications for licenses to grow pot, 70 seeking approval for processing and 207 hoping to open retail stores.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, most of the proposed addresses for retail locations are in the commercial corridor parallel to I-5, from Arlington to the King County line.
We've mapped the locations of all the applications and put them in interactive maps below. They are snapshots of the level of interest in the legal local pot industry, before the competitive reality kicks in.
The odds clearly are stacked against those wanting to operate a retail store.
The state is allowing just 334 retail locations statewide. It has received nearly 2,200 applications to run them. Snohomish County has been limited to just 35 retail locations.
As a result, the state says it is planning to hold a lottery to figure out who will win store licenses. The liquor control board says details on the lottery could be out this week.
Marijuana retail license applicationsDots represent proposed retail locations in Snohomish County among license applicants.
Marijuana producer license applicationsDots represent proposed producer locations in Snohomish County among license applicants.
Marijuana processor license applicationsDots represent proposed processor locations in Snohomish County among license applicants.
Snohomish County marijuana license applications by type and cityOf the 207 applications for retail outlets, only 35 will be awarded. Some definitions:
Producer Tier 1: 2,000 square feet or less of dedicated plant canopy.
Producer Tier 2: 2,000-10,000 square feet.
Producer Tier 3: 10,000-30,000 square feet.
|City||Total||Retailer||Processor||Producer Tier 1||Producer Tier 2||Producer Tier 3|
Official state information onlinewww.liq.wa.gov/marijuana/I-502
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