Cupcake Royale founder Jody Hall has people atwitter about the news she’s applied for a recreational pot store license.
But before anyone’s sweet dreams take flight, we’ve got some buzz-killing insight.
Hall’s application doesn’t appear to qualify. What’s more, she seems to have applied for the wrong license.
Hall said she applied just before the deadline – submitting one of the 2,035 retail applications the state has received for 334 stores — and finds the state process confusing. She acknowledged she probably should have sought a processing license instead of one for retailing.
As the Capitol Hill Blog reported, Hall applied for a retail pot license under the business name Royale Leisure Industries and listed the new business address as 1111 E. Pike St., which is the address of her flagship cafe on Capitol Hill. (Cupcake Royale has expanded to six other locations.)
But there are problems with the application. City zoning would not allow a pot shop at that location, according to this map. State law also requires that no licensed pot business be within 1,000-feet of venues frequented by youth, such as parks and libraries, which has eliminated pot businesses from virtually all of Capitol Hill, according to city officials. Hall’s proposed location is well within 1,000 feet of Cal Anderson Park.
Furthermore, Hall appears to be seeking the wrong license.More