41 seek pot licenses in Thurston County

Liquor Control Board releases names, will investigate applicants’ backgrounds

Staff writerNovember 27, 2013 

Sean Houlihan, marijuana licensing investigator with the state Liquor Control Board, answers questions last week about guidelines for growing marijuana from a person interested in applying for a license.

LUI KIT WONG/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

In Thurston County, 19 individuals or entities have applied to the state to produce cannabis products, 15 have applied to process cannabis and seven have applied to become retail providers.

The state Liquor Control Board on Tuesday released the names and addresses of more than 400 applicants — including such names in Thurston County as Cannabizz LLC, Green Escape, Deep Roots Foods, Herbal Earth, Pioneering Horticulture. Silica Phoenix and Green Valley Society.

Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith said Tuesday that licensing investigators are now processing the applications.

“Our investigators will be working with the applicants,” he said.

Those investigators were checking residency status of the applicants as well as verifying financial backgrounds. They are also checking the locations of the proposed businesses, ensuring that the businesses are not located within 1,000 feet of schools or other specified gathering places.

A new list will be posted next Tuesday, Smith said, with further lists published on subsequent Tuesdays showing which applicants meet requirements and remain in the mix.

He said he expects to publish a final list sometime early next year.

“We estimate that we will be issuing licenses in February or March,” he said.

This would put the opening of retail stores in “late May or June,” he said.

Producers and processors have been given priority for licensing, he said. This would help facilitate a crop that would be ready for retail sales in late spring.

Among the 20 applicants who wish to produce cannabis in Thurston County, seven (in Tier 1) propose to produce in a facility with a growing “canopy” with fewer than 2,000 square feet; eight propose a canopy of between 2,000 and 10,000 square feet; and five propose to produce in an area of between 10,000 and 30,000 square feet.

The list as published Tuesday contains several repeated applicant listings. Smith explained that “it’s raw data that hasn’t been vetted.”

Following investigations, subsequent lists should prove more refined, he said.

Thurston County Applicants

The State Liquor Control Board on Tuesday released the identities of those individuals and entities that have applied to produce, process or sell marijuana products. See the full list at theolympian.com.

The list from Thurston County includes:

Producers

Brett’s Family Farm, 8100 Sparrow Court SE, Olympia

Horseshoe Pines, 8629 Littlerock Road SW, Olympia

Krussel Farms, 7736 Thornburg St. SW, Olympia

Olympic Farms LLC, 9225 Littlerock Road SW, Olympia

PCF Management, 17830 Dane Lane SW, Rochester

Pioneering Horticulture, 8210 Baird Road NE, Olympia

Victor T. Takata, 9107 Mount View Road SE, Yelm

Canna Farms, 540 Ronlee Lane NW, Olympia

Green Farm, 7342 Cedar Flats Road SW, Olympia

Green Valley Society, 947 Old Pacific Highway SE, Olympia

Green Volcano Hemp Products, 16524 Tilley Road S., Tenino

Herbal Earth, 3104 Delphi Road SW, Olympia

J.D. LLC, 236 140th Ave. SW, Tenino

New Bounty, 9031 Waddell Creek Road SW, Olympia

The Green Harvest Moon Cannabis Co., 17440 Moon Road SW, Rochester

Cascadia , 9631 Lathrop Industrial Drive SW, Olympia

James Zell Williams, 9642 Lundeen Road SW, Rochester

Silica Phoenix, 9730 Lathrop Industrial Drive, Olympia

Silica Phoenix, 2604 Willamette Drive NE, Lacey

Processors

Canna Farms, 540 Ronlee Lane NW, Olympia

Cascadia, 9631 Lathrop Industrial Drive SW, Olympia

Deep Roots Foods, 100 Custer Way SW, Tumwater

Green Farm, 7342 Cedar Flats Road SW, Olympia

Green Valley Society, 947 Old Pacific Highway SE, Olympia

Green Volcano Hemp Products, 16524 Tilley Road S., Tenino

Hartman’s Happy Home Farm, 15716 Ursula Lane SE, Yelm

Herbal Earth, 3104 Delphi Road SW, Olympia

Horseshoe Pines, 8629 Littlerock Road SW, Olympia

J.D. LLC, 236 140th Ave. SW, Tenino

New Bounty, 9031 Waddell Creek Road SW, Olympia

Olympic Farms LLC, 9225 Littlerock Road SW, Olympia

PCF Management, 17830 Dane Lane SW, Rochester

Silica Phoenix, 9730 Lathrop Industrial Drive, Olympia

The Green Harvest Moon, Cannabis Co., 17440 Moon Road SW, Rochester

Retailers

(Under Liquor Control Board regulations, Thurston County can have 11 retail outlets, including two in Lacey, two in Olympia, one in Tumwater and six at large):

Cannabees, 9325 Martin Way E., Olympia

Cannabizz LLC, 6017 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater

Green Escape , 2413 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia

Oyster Bay Group Inc., 421 Lilly Road SE, Olympia

Project Fore, 945 113th Ave. SE, Olympia

Twelve Eleven Ten LLC, 4570 Avery Lane SE, Lacey

United We’d Stand, 1319 Fones Road SE, Olympia

C.R. Roberts: 253-597-8535 c.r.roberts@ thenewstribune.com

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