Washington State To Accept New Pot Shop Apps On Monday

WASHINGTON:  On Monday, Washington state began accepting applications for new marijuana shops in the state. It is the first time since 2013 that business owners can apply to set up shop.

The change is a result of a new ordinance that eliminates the distinction between medical and recreational marijuana shops. Now, they will all be full recreational retailers and that could bring hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to cities like Cheney.

Dennis Turner is the owner of 3 Green Thumbs in Cheney. It is the only medical retailer allowed in the city due to zoning regulations.