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Wash. State Delays Marijuana Licenses

Sales not likely to begin until next spring

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Washington state is delaying its timeline for granting marijuana growing and processing licenses—and that means legal marijuana sales likely won't begin before spring of next year.

Rather than issue growing licenses this summer and processor licenses this fall, as called for in a tentative prior timeline, the Liquor Control Board will issue all licenses Dec. 1, spokesman Brian Smith said Wednesday.

That means the growers likely won't be able to get to work until December, and the final product probably won't be ready for a couple of months after that.

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  1. Rather than issue growing licenses this summer and processor licenses this fall, as called for in a tentative prior timeline, the Liquor Control Board will issue all licenses Dec. 1, spokesman Brian Smith said Wednesday.

    It’s because that seed-to-store system hasn’t been created by the state. Because according to the Seattle Times, the market must first be created before there’s a market.

    Markets aren’t spontaneous things that spring up when people need something, and another group of people can provide that thing.

    No, markets don’t exist until the state invents them.

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