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Sequim Gazette staff


The final list of applicants for a recreational marijuana license wasn’t available at press time, but the most recent compilation released by the Washington Liquor Control Board shows a marked jump in the number of marijuana license applications that have been filed.

 

One board employee, who asked not to be identified, said the list is largely complete, with the exception of those who applied on Dec. 20, the last day allowed by the state.

 

The state accepted applications from Nov. 18-Dec. 20 from those hoping to enter the market, which was created by voters in 2012 when they passed Initiative 502, legalizing the growing, processing and retail sale of recreational marijuana.

 

The list of retail applications in Clallam County currently stands at 18.

 

Under Liquor Control Board rules, only one license can be granted within the city of Sequim, two in Port Angeles and three in the county at-large.

 

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds those numbers, a lottery will be implemented to choose who will receive the license.

 

There are now three applications for retail licenses within Sequim.

 

One, Fairview Mercantile, islocated in the Walmart shopping center, 1400 Washington St., Suite 108. The address is three doors down from the former Washington state liquor store.

 

A second license has been requested by Weeds for 1200 W. Washington St., Suite 105.

 

The third application, filed by Rainshadow Green, seeks a license in the Bank Plaza at 160 E. Bell St.

Once all the license applications are registered with the Liquor Control Board, board staff will begin an initial investigation into the applicants, culling those who don’t meet the law’s requirements regarding distance from parks, schools and other public places specified in the law. Applicants also will be subject to an initial criminal background check.

 

Applicants will then be required to produce a lengthy, detailed business plan that includes extensive required security measures and plans for managing the inventory.

 

In the county

Beyond the city’s borders, some retail applicants are working strategically to gain an advantage in the lottery that is almost certain to take place.

 

In tiny Clallam Bay, “Brownlee Green” has filed three separate applications at three different locations. Within the City of Port Angeles, where only two licenses can be issued, Green Orchard has filed three license applications for its current location at 333 E. First St.

 

Other applications for the at-large county licenses include Emanon Systems, Inc., 760 Gardiner Beach Road, near Gardiner; Groundation, 523 Marine Drive, between Sequim and Port Angeles; High Grade Organics, 110 Industrial Park, Forks; The Hidden Bush, 2840 E. Highway 101, between Sequim and Port Angeles; Weed-R-Us, 2941 E. Highway 101, between Sequim and Port Angeles; Weed-R-Us, 3142 E. Highway 101, between Sequim and Port Angeles, and Weeds NW, 3368 E. Kolonels Way, near the Port Angeles Walmart.

 

In addition to the three Green Orchard applications, only Washington Green House Corp. has applied for a license within the Port Angeles city limits. They are seeking a license at 116 N. Race St.

 

Producers list

The number of potential growers in Clallam County has climbed to 30, with 1,671 registered applicants across the state. The state has set a limit on the number of acres that can be used for the cultivation of marijuana at 2 million and there is a limit of 30,000 square feet per grower, but the state hasn’t established a limit on the number of licenses it will issue.

 

The applicants to grow include:
•  AAA Bio-Dynamic, 212 N. Gales St., Port Angeles
• Alpha Budz, 185 Zepeda Road, Forks
• Best Budz THC Emporium, 4768 Happy Valley Road, Sequim
• Big Belly Acres, LLC, 182 Hermison Road, Forks
• Canna Organix, LLC, 512 Vine Maple Lane, Sequim
• Canna Organix LLC, 512 Vine Maple Lane, Sequim
• Canna Organix LLC, 512 Vine Maple Lane #2, Sequim
• Captain Hansons, 639 John Jacobs Road, Port Angeles
• Captain Hansons, 263 Klahanne Ridge Drive, Port Angeles
• Don Dills, 152 Breezy Lane, Port Angeles
• Flying Goat Farm, 793 Draper Road, Port Angeles
• Flying S. Farm, 2674 Dowans Creek Road, Forks
• Giffenbush, 41 Wagner Lane, Sequim
• Lewis Processing, 15730 Highway 112, Clallam Bay
• Mountain View Enterprises, 252 Maxfield Homestead Road, Forks
• Odyssey Farms, 92 Whitetail Lane, Sequim
• Olympic Mountain Man Farm, 295 Bear Meadow Road, Port Angeles
• Olympus Horticulture, 123 Elwha Road, Port Angeles
• Panesc, 115 Rocky Road, Port Angeles
• Peninsula Cannabis, 3368 E. Highway 101, Port Angeles
• Rain Forest Farm, Inc., 332 Grouse Drive, Port Angeles
• RLPacific, 290 Ashley Lane, Port Angeles
• Starcrisp Farms, 2564 Hooker Road, Sequim
• Strait Hydro, 3542 O’Brian Road, Port Angeles
• Sustainnabis Company, 5893 Old Olympic Highway, Suite C, Sequim
• Tropic Grow, 1430 Marine Drive, Sequim
• Tropic Grow, 2844 Towne Road, Sequim
• Tropic Grow, 51 Shore Road, Port Angeles
• Uncle Jim’s Budz, 1641 Taylor Cutoff Road, Sequim
• Way Kool Productions, 2012 S. Oak St., Port Angeles

• West Coast Herbs, 1124 W. 9th St., Port Angeles

 

Processing applicants

The state defines a marijuana producer as someone who processes marijuana into useable marijuana and marijuana-infused products. That includes packaging and labeling marijuana for sale to marijuana retailers.

 

The Clallam applicants include:
• Alpha Budz, 185 Zepeda Road, Forks
• Canna Organix LLC, 512 Vine Maple Lane, Sequim
• Captain Hansons, 639 John Jacobs Road, Port Angeles
• Captain Hanson, 263 Klahanne Ridge Drive, Port Angeles
• Giffenbush, 41 Wagner Lane, Sequim
• Mountain View Enterprises, 252 Maxfield Homestead Road, Forks
• Odyssey Farms, 92 Whitetail Lane, Sequim
• Olympic Mountain Man Farm, 295 Bear Meadow Road, Port Angeles
• Olympus Horticulture, 123 Elwha Road, Port Angles,
• Panesc, 115 Rocky Road, Port Angeles
• Peninsula Cannabis, 3368 Highway 101, Port Angeles
• Rain Forest Farm Inc., 332 Grouse Drive, Port Angeles
• Starcrisp Farms, 2564 Hooker Road, Sequim
• Strait Hydro, 3542 O’Brian Road, Port Angeles
• Tropic Grow, 1430 Marine Drive, Sequim
• Tropic Grow, 2844 Towne Road, Sequim
• Tropic Grow, 51 Shore Road, Port Angeles
• Uncle Jim’s Buds, 1641 Taylor Cutoff Road, Sequim
• Way Kool Productions, 2012 S. Oak St., Port Angeles
• West Coast Herbs, 1124 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles
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