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December 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Pot business applications grow to 1,326

Week Two of applications for state pot-business licenses saw another 397 applications for growing, processing and retailing licenses.

That brings the total number of licenses sought to 1,326, with two more weeks to go.

Here’s a map of proposed locations:

Growing remains the most popular license, with 635 applicants. Processing is next with 461. Retail lags behind with 250 applicants.

The most popular counties for growing are King with 86 applicants, Snohomish with 70 and Spokane with 61.

A lottery for retail stores in Seattle looks increasingly likely. State officials have received a total of 44 Seattle store applications. They have allocated just 21 stores to Seattle, out of a total of 334 proposed stores.

It should be noted that the field of Seattle applicants could be winnowed by the state’s vetting process, which includes fingerprinting and background checks, and confirmation that proposed locations are more than 1,000 feet from prohibited areas such as schools and parks.

Tacoma and Vancouver might also see lotteries for stores, as Tacoma has 17 applicants for eight allocated stores, and Vancouver has 13 for six stores.

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