Lottery Picks Announced for Marijuana Retail Licenses

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The state Liquor Control Board has posted the business names and rankings from lotteries for 334 legal marijuana retail licenses, but applicants with a high score still have other requirements they must fulfill if they are to receive the coveted documents required to open their shops this summer.

The list of 1,174 was posted Friday after the 75 lotteries that were held April 21-25.  A favorable rank in the lottery doesn't guarantee a license. Applicants still have to pass a background check, financial investigation and other requirements before any licenses are actually issued. The first retail sales are expected to begin in July.

More than 2,000 people initially applied licenses the state planned to issue under the recreational pot law adopted by voters in 2012. The board began prescreening the applicants in February, and of that number 1,174 applicants were included in the lottery.

Here's the initial marijuana lottey list for our region (numbers at far right are lottery ranks):

Benton County at Large:

BUDS FOREVER, 364 CHARDONNAY AVE PROSSER 1
ALTITUDE SHORT PLAT 1535 LOT 1 PROSSER 2
THE DOCTOR 16601 N ROTHROCK RD PROSSER 3

 

Ellensburg:

BEST BUDZ 1401 DOLARWAY ELLENSBURG 1
ROBERT THOMAS HENDRIX 2213 S CANYON RD ELLENSBURG 2
CANNABOX 1345 W UNIVERSITY WAY ELLENSBURG 3
STICKY LEAF PRODUCTIONS 400 S MAIN ST ELLENSBURG 4
MIKE'S CONSULTING 500 S MAIN ST ELLENSBURG 5
CANNABOX 1345 UNIVERSITY WAY ELLENSBURG 6
KOSUNG ENTERPRISES 201 E UNIVERSITY WAY ELLENSBURG 7
CANNABOX 1345 W UNIVERSITY WAY ELLENSBURG 8

 

Kennewick:

MAX MARKET 308 S OLYMPIA ST KENNEWICK 1
AMERICANNA WEED CO 320 N KELLOGG ST KENNEWICK 2
COOL BUDS 714 W COLUMBIA DR KENNEWICK 3
FUN SPIRITS 2925 W KENNEWICK AVE UNIT B KENNEWICK 4
ELEVATE 714 W COLUMBIA DR

KENNEWICK

5

 

Kittitas County at Large:

LOS MARIJUANOS 504 S A ST ROSLYN 1
SENSISOLUTIONS 316 W 1ST ST CLE ELUM 2
LOS MARIJUANOS 504 S A ST ROSLYN 3
ALL GREEN ORGANIC 560-1 HAWK HAVEN RD CLE ELUM 4

 

Walla Walla Count at Large:

TANGLETOWN HOLDINGS 000 NE MYRA RD WALLA WALLA 1
MEDIBLE MIKES 000 MYRA RD WALLA WALLA 2
JORDAN BRANDS 639 SPITZENBURG ST. COLLEGE PARK 3

 

Yakima:

MJ SALES 1109 S 3RD ST YAKIMA 1
JE PRODUCTION 3312 W KNOB HILL BLVD YAKIMA 2
STARBUDS 2304 S 1ST ST YAKIMA 3
HAPPY TIME 1301 N 2ND ST YAKIMA 4
THE M STORE 1509 E NOB HILL BLVD YAKIMA 5
MOUNT BAKER RETAIL PARTNERSHIP 1020 W NOB HILL BLVD YAKIMA 6
TOP DOG SUPPLY 510 S 1ST ST YAKIMA 7

 

Yakima County at Large:

THE SLOW BURN 4101 MAIN STREET UNION GAP 1
GOING GREEN 503 W PROSPECT AVE MOXEE 2
THE HIGHER CLASS CORPORATION 491 W CANYON RD YAKIMA 3
MILL CREEK NATURAL FOODS 4315 MAIN ST UNION GAP 4
THE SLOW BURN 503 W PROSPECT STE C MOXEE 5
VERDE VALLEY RETAIL SALES 4007 MAIN ST UNION GAP 6
THE SLOW BURN 503 W PROSPECT RD STE B MOXEE 7
J R ENTERPRISES ONE 2560 DONALD WAPATO RD WAPATO 8
ALTITUDE 1601 S 1ST AVE ZILLAH 9
MELISSA ANN MANIER 2630 MAIN ST STE 104 UNION GAP 10