Drug Legalization

Recreational Marijuana License Applications Accepted in Washington

Remember to apply, slackers

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For 30 days starting Monday, Washington will open the door to Calvert and other budding entrepreneurs for licenses to do what just a year ago would be unthinkable and illegal: Grow marijuana in fields and greenhouses; process it into various products to smoke, eat or otherwise consume; or sell those products to any adult who walks into a shop off the street.

"This is a historic first," said Beverly Crichfield of the Department of Revenue, which will start accepting the special marijuana business license applications Monday morning. They'll be processed and forwarded to the Liquor Control Board for review, and should be issued early next year.