2 Tapped To Fill Washington Liquor Board Vacancies

The nominees face confirmation in the state Senate, but they can start work on their six-year terms before they're confirmed.

WASHINGTON: Gov. Jay Inslee nominated a former Kitsap County prosecutor and a veteran state employee Wednesday to the three-member board that oversees the state’s liquor and marijuana industries. Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was the longest-serving elected prosecutor in Kitsap County’s history. He was in office two decades before he was narrowly unseated by Republican Tina Read the full article…

Pacific Ponders Ordinances On Marijuana Businesses

The Puyallup City Council plans to vote on a proposed ban on marijuana retailers, producers and processors Tuesday night.

WASHINGTON:  The Pacific City Council on July 9 heard what residents had to say about a trio of possible City ordinances that would regulate recreational and medical marijuana businesses within city limits. As proposed, the ordinances would lay down requirements for any recreational marijuana businesses in the community, including retail, processing and production facilities, and Read the full article…

First Three Days Of Marijuana Sales Pull In More Than $148,000 In Excise Taxes

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WASHINGTON:  With just a handful of stores opened and supply short, the state will still pull in $148,256 of excise taxes from sales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to figures provided by the Liquor Control Board. That numbers reflect sales throughout the supply chain, including those from suppliers to retailers but don’t account for sales tax or business and occupation (B&O) Read the full article…

Thurston Has Its First State Licensed Pot Grower

Thurston Has Its First State Licensed Pot Grower

WASHINGTON: This will not be a new line of work for Jeff Gilmore. “There hasn’t been a day I haven’t gotten up at 6 a.m. and started selling pot in the last 45 years,” Gilmore said. What is new is state government’s stamp of approval. The Liquor Control Board handed a marijuana producer-processor license May Read the full article…

Seattle City Attorney Holmes And WSLCB Member Chris Marr Keynote “Canna Business & The Law”

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, who famously sponsored I-502, will deliver a keynote address at lunch, as will WSLCB Member Chris Marr.  Salal Credit Union, the first credit union in Western Washington to announce it would begin accepting some I-502 accounts will make news by sending its Chief Lending Officer, Bob Schweigert, to participate on the “Managing Your Marijuana Money” panel.

WASHINGTON: Sometime in July, the first recreational marijuana retail stores will open their doors in Washington State.  In anticipation hundreds of  I-502 applicants are scrambling to get all their ducks in a row, so they can attain their license in time for the market debut. The impending deadline has put tremendous stress on these mainly small legal Read the full article…

Puget Island May Embrace Marijuana Production, Though Begrudgingly So For Many

Wahkiakum County native Shane Kehrli, 26, and partner Chris Bianchi, a Wahkiakum County resident for three years, are seeking state approval for a 2,000-square-foot or bigger marijuana grow operation called Natural Paths in a building owned by Kehrli’s father.

WASHINGTON: This community of corn fields and dairy cows could soon be growing a more controversial commodity. Aspiring marijuana farmers have filed two applications with the Washington Liquor Control Board to locate along State Route 409, the main drag across the island. The applications have thrust the rural area into a debate facing communities across the Read the full article…

Marijuana Grow Could Sprout In A Battle Ground Building

No deal is in place, Pavlina said, as the currently unnamed ownership group is awaiting approval from the Washington Liquor Control Board. Pavlina said he plans to sell the land if the state signs off on the group's application.

WASHINGTON:  A Battle Ground developer has filed an application to build what could become one of the county’s first legal marijuana grow operations. Dennis Pavlina, principal of the Gold Medal Group and developer of Battle Ground Village, filed paperwork on behalf of an outside brokerage group to develop an 18,000-square-foot building at 1618 S.E. Commerce Read the full article…