WASHINGTON: After the hoopla settled down after the grand opening of Seattle’s first state-licensed retail marijuana store in July, pot aficionados found that retail stores were hard to find. Marijuana retail licenses were issued through a lottery system – and were supposed to be a golden ticket for those who received them, especially in urban areas like Seattle where it was competitive. But now some of the lucky ticket holders are biding their time, saying there’s too much uncertainty to open a store. Some are dealing with location or supply issues. As people wait for marijuana retail stores to get up and running, other marijuana-centric businesses spring up every day. One is Kush Tourism, which takes tour groups to visit cannabis culture at glass-blowing studios, cooking demonstrations and grow operations. The company works with a network of marijuana-friendly hotels and bed-and-breakfasts.