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Pot Store Applicants Hoping to “Get Lucky” in State Lottery

Pot store lottery starts this week
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The Washington State Liquor Control Board has kicked off a lottery this week, but it’s one 99% of you won’t be a part of.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A lottery is being held this week for 334 licenses the state of Washington plans to issue for the recreational marijuana stores. A favorable rank in the lottery won’t guarantee a license. Applicants still have to pass a background check, financial investigation and other requirements before any licenses are issued. The first retail sales are expected to begin in July, under Washington’s recreational marijuana law.

The lottery is most likely  apply to larger cities where there are more qualified applicants than licenses for pot stores.

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