A number of local marijuana retailers have been named by the State Liquor Control Board (LCB) in the most recent list of recreational marijuana applicants released Dec. 24, four days after the deadline to apply for the growth, processing or sale of legalized pot.
While most are located in urban areas (an entire dozen in Longview alone) some businesses have applied for marijuana stores near our readers.
In Mary’s Corner, on the on the 4200 block of Jackson Hwy., K-B Buds has applied for a retail license, while Evergreen Bud has applied for a store in Castle Rock on the 300 block of Bond Rd. (the only facility so far to take advantage of recreational marijuana zoning in the Castle Rock Business District).
Other area retail locations include:
Allen’s Grocery & Gas, on the 2000 block of SR 508.
Old Toby, on the 300 block of NW State Ave.
Casey’s Cannibas, on the 1600 block of Gold St.
Sweet Greens Northwest, on the 20,000 block of Old Hwy. 99 SW.
Washington Green Leaf on the 21,000 block of Old Hwy. 99 SW.
Maranda’s Alternative Meds, on the 8200 block of Westside Hwy.
A.K. Brar, on the 3200 Ocean Beach Hwy.
Bargain Mart, on the 1200 block of 15th Ave.
Canna Bliss, on the 1100 block of Commerce Ave.
Claybrat, on the 100 block of Beacon Hill Dr.
Daved, on the 100 block of Janice Ave.
Green Planet, on the 800 block of California Way.
Green Vault, on the 4000 block of Industrial Way.
Mary Jane’s House of Cannabis, on the 1000 block of 15th Ave.
Mary Jane’s House of Marijuana, on the 1000 block of 15th Ave.
The Green Dream, on the 4500 block of Ocean Beach Hwy.
Maranda’s Alternative Meds, on the 4500 block of Ocean Beach Hwy.
Westside 420 Recreational, on the 4500 block of Ocean Beach Hwy.
These new filings add to the previous list of growers and processors reported in the local area: Aaron’s Original, on the 100 block of Rarey Rd., northeast of Winlock, has applied for a Tier 2 production license and a processing license. Triple K Ranch, on the 700 block of Spencer Rd., east of Toledo, has applied for a Tier 3 production license and a processing license. Nivia Enterprises, on the 100 block of Blake Rd., south of Toledo, has applied for a Tier 2 production license. Bruce’s Green Acre, on the 500 block of Sandy Bend Rd., south of Castle Rock, has applied for a Tier 2 production license.
(For those who do not recall: a production license tier refers to the anticipated size of the facility. Tier 1 is fewer than 2,000 square feet, Tier 2 is between 2,000 and 10,000 square feet, and Tier 3 is between 10,000 and 30,000 square feet.)
Not included with initial reports by LCB, and the subject of recent local debates, was Atlas LLC, owned by Seattle developer Brandon Milton, for which three Tier 3 production license applications have been reported as well as a processing license application.
Milton’s company MPM owns the four parcels of land in Vader’s industrial district, on the 700 block of Atlas Rd., and Milton has been public about his intention to grow and process marijuana at the site since October, against which multiple residents and officials have expressed strong displeasure.
Also listed as applying to use Milton’s property was Green Freedom LLC, owned by Justin Wildhaber, a developer Milton says he has spoken to about the possibility of leasing part of his property. Green Freedom has applied for three Tier 3 production licenses as well as a processing license, though, unlike Milton, Wildhaber has not yet spoken publicly about his plans for the facility. Milton added the two have yet to come to terms on an official lease.
A third company has also applied for a production license in the Vader area, though within the Enchanted Valley neighborhood just south of the city. EZPermanentMakeup.com LLC has applied for a Tier 1 production license on the 100 block of Enchanted Valley Dr. The website indicated by the company’s name belongs to a cosmetics retailer based near Spokane Valley, though a spokesman for the company said Thursday the makeup business and the marijuana production are expected to remain separate, but share a company name at this time for application purposes.
It is expected licenses for producers, processors and retailers will be issued starting in February, according to LCB officials, as applications are reviewed and prioritized based on LCB criteria as well as the limited number of licenses allocated for approval in individual counties.
For additional updates, go to http://lcb.wa.gov/records/frequently-requested-lists and select Marijuana License Applications. Those who use this information to threaten, intimidate or harass applicants will be prosecuted by law enforcement.