2014-02-20 06:15:00 by Metro Networks, Inc.
(Olympia, WA) -- Changes are being made regarding licensing for marijuana growers in Washington. The state Liquor Control Board has voted to reduce the number of licenses for each grower from three to one and shrink the amount of growing space by 30 percent. Officials say about two-thousand applicants were expected, but the actual number is closer to seven-thousand. The Liquor Control Board expects to issue the first growers licenses during the first week of March, while the first retail store will likely open in late June.