WA Liquor Control Board Approves Lottery Process for Retail Marijuana Stores

"Fear of stigma seems to be slowly giving way to larger business concerns."

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor Control Board has approved staff’s recommendation for a lottery that will select the apparent successful applicants for marijuana retail licenses. The independent, double-blind process will take place April 21-25, 2014, and will produce an ordered list of applicants that the agency will use to continue its retail licensing process. The Read the full article…

Budding Retailers Crowd Seattle Seminar On Setting Up Pot Shops

Mercedes McNight, CannaMLS.com, and Life's RX founders Jason Gardiner and Brian Rose compare notes at the 502 Applicants Workshop.

WASHINGTON: Sean Kearney, owner of an online sex-toy business, said he was late to the dot-com boom and doesn’t want to miss out on the next wave as Washington state sets the rules for retail marijuana sales to recreational users. Kearney, who plans to apply for a license to open a pot shop at his warehouse, Read the full article…