Trying to fold medical marijuana into the state’s retail system, state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) staff are recommending an additional 222 retail stores around Washington, including 21 in Seattle.
If adopted on Jan. 6 by the LCB’s three board members, the Wednesday proposal could double the number of stores in Seattle and increase the statewide total from 334 to 556 stores.
In all, King County could see 53 additional stores. Bellevue could double its number of stores from four to eight. Ten other King County cities could see one or two more stores.
“Our goals was clear: to ensure medical patients have access to the products they need,” said LCB Director Rick Garza. [Read more at the Seattle Times]