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Results of retail marijuana store license lottery announced

WA 502
The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today posted the results of marijuana retail store lotteries on the public records section of its website. Earlier this week applicants were notified of their standing on each ranked-ordered list produced by 75 lotteries. *
The independent, double-blind process took place April 21-25, 2014, and produced ordered lists of applicants that the agency will use to continue its retail licensing process. If an applicant is within the maximum allotted number of stores allotted for that jurisdiction but fails to pass the licensing process, the WSCLB will withdraw the application and move to the next license application on the list.

Jurisdictions Requiring a Lottery
1,174 applicants were included in the lottery

o    75 jurisdictions required a lottery
o    47 jurisdictions did not require a lottery

The agency contracted with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center of Washington State University and the accounting firm for Washington’s Lottery, Kraght-Snell of Seattle, to independently produce rank-ordered lists of applicants in each jurisdiction where a lottery is necessary. Being identified as the apparent successful applicant is not a guarantee that the selected applicant will receive a license. There are multiple requirements for licensure such as the applicant must pass a criminal history and financial investigation as well as have a location that is not within 1,000 feet of a school, park or other area specified by Initiative 502 as places where children congregate.

Next Steps
The agency has begun processing the retail applications. Licensing staff will continue to process producer, processor and retailer simultaneously. As of April 30, the WSLCB has issued 25 producer and processor licenses. The agency expects to begin issuing retail licenses no later than the first week of July. 

* The lottery results for Longview were stayed by the Cowlitz County Superior Court pending a May 7, 2014 hearing.

Liquor Control Board Adopts Proposed Rules for I-502 Implementation

 

Later this month, to align with federal guidelines, agency staff will file emergency rulemaking to modify the way the 1,000 foot distance between marijuana locations and the listed exclusion zones is measured. The method of measuring will change from “most common path of travel” to “shortest straight line” from property line to property line. 

 

The agency will open a 30 day licensing window for all three license types (marijuana producer, processor and retailer) on November 18. The WSLCB’s Marijuana Licensing Unit is holding a series of seven educational seminars across the state to help potential applicants navigate the licensing process.  

For more information regarding the implementation of I-502 including summaries of the law and rules, answers to frequently asked questions, or to sign up for an educational seminar please visit the WSLCB website at www.liq.wa.gov

The Washington State Liquor Control Board’s mission is to promote public safety by consistent and fair administration of liquor and cannabis laws through education, voluntary compliance, responsible sales and preventing the misuse of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco.

Liquor Control Board Announces Public hearing schedule for I-502

Schedule (2013)

August 6:          Shoreline Community College
Main Dining Hall
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA  98133
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

August 7:          Red Lion Hotel
Fir and Spruce Ballroom
2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW
Olympia, WA  98502
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

August 7:          Central Washington University
Student Union Ballroom B and C
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA  98926
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

August 8:          Spokane Convention Center
Ballroom 100A
334 West Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA  99201
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.