State posts retail marijuana lottery ranking results

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today posted the results of marijuana retail store lotteries, including 16 shops with applications in Bremerton.

Earlier this week applicants were notified of their standing on each ranked-ordered list produced by 75 lotteries. The independent, double-blind process took place April 21-25 and produced ordered lists of applicants that the agency will use to continue its retail licensing process. If an applicant is within the maximum allotted number of stores allotted for that jurisdiction but fails to pass the licensing process, the WSCLB will withdraw the application and move to the next license application on the list.

The WSLCB says 1,174 applicants were included in the lottery and that 75 jurisdictions required a lottery while 47 jurisdictions did not require a lottery. The agency contracted with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center of Washington State University and the accounting firm for Washington’s Lottery, Kraght-Snell of Seattle, to independently produce rank-ordered lists of applicants in each jurisdiction where a lottery is necessary. Being identified as the apparent successful applicant is not a guarantee that the selected applicant will receive a license. There are multiple requirements for licensure such as the applicant must pass a criminal history and financial investigation as well as have a location that is not within 1,000 feet of a school, park or other area specified by Initiative 502 as places where children congregate.

The agency has begun processing the retail applications. Licensing staff will continue to process producer, processor and retailer simultaneously. As of April 30, the WSLCB has issued 25 producer and processor licenses. The agency expects to begin issuing retail licenses no later than the first week of July.

Here is a look at the lottery results for Bremerton:

1) The Pot Shop at 6710 Kitsap Way, Unit A

2) Better Buds, 1102 Scott Ave. N., Suite 102

3) Highway 420, 625 N. Callow Ave.

4) Pacific Cannabis Company, 625 N. Callow Ave.

5) Pot to Go, 637 N. Callow Ave.

6) 46&2 Industries, 4203 Wheaton Way, Suite G

7) Mari Jane Retail, 625 N. Callow Ave.

8) Highway 420 Emporium, 623 N. Callow Ave.

9) Better Buds, 1102 Scott Ave., Suite 102

10) Puffin Sam, 625 N. Callow Ave.

11) Legal Marijuana Superstore, 623 N. Callow Ave.

12) C & C Shop, 1107 N. Callow Ave., Suite B

13) Ganja Greens, 625 N. Callow Ave.

14) Emerald Coast, 3100 Kitsap Way

15) Better Buds, 1102 Scott Ave., Suite 102

16) Brother Don's Marijuana Store, 4200 Kitsap Way

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