Washington State Issues First Ever License for Legal Cannabis Business

Washington state issued its first legal cannabis business license Wednesday, launching a new phase in the state’s effort to regulate the recreational cannabis market. APPhoto

Sean Green, the recipient of the license, proclaimed the document “beautiful” as it was handed to him at a state Liquor Control Board meeting in Olympia.

The license will allow Sean to grow 21,000 square feet of cannabis at his Spokane facility. He’ll be able to sell this cannabis to state-licensed retail outlets, once they begin to open; until then, he’ll be selling starter plants to other growers.

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