IN A LITTLE OVER THREE WEEKS WASHINGTON WILL OPEN
ITS FIRST RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STORES.
ONLY A HANDFULL OF RETAILERS IN THE STATE WILL RECEIVE
LICENSES IN JULY.
KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT WITH
HOW MANY STORES WE COULD SEE IN THE INLAND NORTHWEST.
I'm here at Savage THC in Clayton Washington where
they're putting the final touches on their retail
thick bullet proof glas for their retail space right
The state says they're going to issue about 20 licenses
Savage hopes to be in that group.
FOR SCOTT DEKAY, IT'S GOING TO BE A FAMILY BUSINESS..
We got our display case here.
We're going to have our pipes and then sealed samples
of marijuana for customers to look at,
HE'S FILED THE LAST BIT OF PAPERWORK REQUIRED TO OBTAIN
A RECREATIONAL MARIJUNA RETAIL LICENSE.
They're trying to get 20 open by the first of July
and I'm still hoping to be one of those 20,
DEKAY SAYS GETTING INTO THE FIRST GROUP OF RETAILERS
TO OPEN WILL BE IMPORTANT TO START PAYING OFF THE
COST OF SETTING UP SHOP.
They'll stand here, like I said out front, they'll
have the little tray right here.
Put the product in, push it out,
NOW THAT THE FINAL PAPERWORK IS DONE, ARGUABLY THE
HARDEST PART, SECOND ONLY TO FINDING A REATIAL SPACE...
I got my landlord.
Which was really, really, really tough but he's on
DEKAY ONLY NEEDS TO PASS AN INSPECTION AND SECURE
PRODUCT FOR OPENING DAY.
I have a feeling there is going to be marijuana for
the first little bit,
THE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD SAYS THEY'VE PRIORITIZED
WHO GETS A LICENSE BY GEOGRAPHIC REGION AND POPULATION
MEANING RETAILERS IN BIGGER CITIES LIKE SPOKANE AND
SEATTLE WILL BE GETTING THE FIRST LICENSES.
AFTER THAT IT FALLS TO RETAILERS WHO ARE THE CLOSET
TO PASSING INSPECTION.
THE BOARD SAYS LICENSES WILL LIKELY BE MAILED OUT
CLOSE TO JULY 7TH.
DEKAY SAYS HE'LL BE READY AND THAT THE COMMUNITY IS
ALREADY STOPPING IN.
Just to see what's going on and then they're like,
'It's you? What is going? Give me a hug,'
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Reporting in Clayton Aaron Luna KXLY 4 News.