Marijuana industry

First marijuana store licenses issued

Two Vancouver marijuana stores received their licenses from the Washington State Liquor Control Board at 2:30 a.m. Monday as part of the first group of 24 stores to get them around the state.


After approval, stores and their processors or producers must file a manifest for transporting product to the store location. After a 24-hour quarantine, the product can be transported and once received, it can be sold.

Main Street Marijuana, 2314 Main St., plans to open at 11 a.m. Wednesday, said Ramsey Hamide, a manager.

The store has, as of Monday morning, secured 10 pounds of marijuana for opening day, with other shipments coming later in the week, Hamide said.

New Vansterdam, 6515 E. Mill Plain Blvd., plans to be open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, said Brian Budz, one of the owners.

“We have the clock ticking and we’re moving forward,” Budz said.

A total of 334 licensees have applied to the state for retail stores, but many are not yet prepared to open. The board has approved six stores in Vancouver, including the two that have been licensed.

The board said that locations receiving licenses were selected with consideration of population, geographic dispersion and the individual applicant’s readiness to be licensed.


The Liquor Control Board has released a full list with contact information for the first 24 licensed pot shops in Washington. Here it is:


WESTSIDE420 RECREATIONAL, 360-423-5261, 4503 OCEAN BEACH HWY, Longview

VERDE VALLEY, 509-833-5800, 4007 MAIN ST, Union Gap

TOP SHELF CANNABIS, 360-224-3735, 3857 HANNEGAN RD, Bellingham

THE HAPPY CROP SHOPPE, 509-669-6835, 50 ROCK ISLAND RD, East Wenatchee

SPOKANE GREEN LEAF, 509-496-5696, 9107 N COUNTRY HOMES BLVD, Spokane

SPACE, 206-650-8908, 3111 S PINE ST, Tacoma

SATORI/INSTANT KARMA, 509-994-7051, 9301 N DIVISION ST, Spokane

NEW VANSTERDAM, 901-335-7688, 6515 E. MILL PLAIN BLVD, Vancouver

MARGIE’S POT SHOP, 509-369-2022, 405 E STUEBEN, Bingen

MAIN STREET MARIJUNA, 425-429-4797, 2314 MAIN ST, Vancouver

HIGH TIME STATION, 509-754-2373, 1448 BASIN ST NW, Ephrata

GREEN THEORY, 425-466-1108, 10697 MAIN ST STE B, Bellevue

GREEN STAR CANNABIS, 509-999-7445, 1403 N DIVISION ST, Spokane

FREEDOM MARKET, 360-355-0682, 820A WESTSIDE HWY, Kelso


CASCADE KROPZ, 425-923-0591, 19129 SMOKEY POINT BLVD, Arlington

CANNABIS CITY, 206-550-1777, 2733 4TH AVE S, Seattle

BUD HUT, 425-249-2106, 1123 E STATE ROUTE 532, Camano Island

AUSTIN LOTT, 509-429-5556, 29 HORIZON FLATS RD, Winthrop

ALTITUDE, 509-837-5302, 260 MERLOT DR, Prosser

4US RETAIL, 360-224-0978, 23251 HWY 20, Okanogan

420 CARPENTER, 360-402-6368, 422 CARPENTER RD, Lacey

2020 SOLUTIONS, 360-393-8697, 2018 IRON ST, Bellingham