PULLMAN, Wash. -

The marijuana market in Pullman and Whitman County may soon hit its limit.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that in the span of a week one business owner has applied to set up a pot shop in Whitman County and two have applied for spots in Pullman. If the businesses get the green light, both the city and county will reach the maximum number of marijuana retailers allotted by the state.

Whitman County has one marijuana retailer out of two allowed by the state.

In Pullman, Planning Director Pete Dickinson said the department received notice this week from the liquor and cannabis board that two business owners have applied to open shops next door to each other in a former grain elevator.

The applications in the city come after a moratorium on new marijuana businesses was lifted earlier this month. The moratorium had been in place since November as the city worked to consolidate its code with 2015 Washington legislation.

Pullman is now allowed a total of five marijuana retailers, an increase from the initial three allotted by the state. Three shops have opened.