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Washington Issues First Processer and Producer Licenses

Washington State issued its first marijuana production and marijuana processing licenses earlier this week. Only one of each were issued, and both were issued to the same applicant. Sean Green, chief executive of Kouchlock Productions.

While Green is getting his businesses ready for production, the rest of the applicants are still patiently waiting. The Washington State Liqueur Control Board has not given any indication when they will release the next license recipient, or how they plan to release the licenses.

The Liquor Control Board said Green got the first license because he was the first applicant to complete the process.

The board also received more than 2,200 retail applications, and is expected to hold lotteries in at least some areas before allowing 334 pot shops statewide. Washington’s first pot stores are expected to open in June or July.

Article Link: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/washington-state-issues-legal-pot-license-22786308