Seven Apply For Retail Marijuana Licenses In Kittitas County

WASHINGTON: A total of seven applications for retail marijuana licenses were filed in Kittitas County before the Dec. 20 deadline, according to the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

There’s no limit on the number of grower or processors in the state, but the liquor control board will only allow 334 marijuana retailers in Washington. Four stores were allotted in Kittitas County, with two in Ellensburg.

Four retail applications were submitted in Ellensburg, two in Cle Elum and one in Roslyn.

Statewide, the agency received 3,746 applications for marijuana producer, processor and retailer business licenses by the Dec. 20 deadline, according to the latest information from the liquor board. The effort follows the passage of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational use of marijuana in the state.