WASHINGTON: Unless customers want to drive to Seattle or Kelso, those parties celebrating the opening day of retail marijuana sales will just have to wait.
Where more than 2,000 enterprises applied with the state for a retail license, and where 334 were finally chosen – some by lottery – the State Liquor Control Board early Monday announced the names of 24 stores throughout the state that could open for business on Tuesday at 8 a.m.
The list included two stores in Tacoma: Rainier at 3111 S. Pine St. in Nalley Valley, and Creative Retail Management at 7046 Pacific Ave. in South Tacoma.
Neither of these stores appears to be prepared to open.
Other cities and towns where licenses have been finally approved include Arlington, Bellevue, Bellingham (two locations), Bingen, Camano Island, East Wenatchee, Ephrata, Kelso, Lacey, Langley, Longview, Okanagan, Prosser, Seattle, Spokane (three locations), Union Gap, Vancouver (two locations) and Winthrop.