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Washington state to allow social equity applicants exclusive access to revoked cannabis licenses

Washington state to allow social equity applicants exclusive access to revoked cannabis licenses

March 11, 2020 | Nick Thomas

Social equity applicants for marijuana businesses in Washington state will be able to apply exclusively for a number of revoked cannabis retail licenses after legislators passed a law Tuesday aimed at boosting the participation of minorities in the industry.

Gov. Jay Inslee is now due to sign the bill into law. The current state legislative session ends March 12.

According to the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board, a total of 34 such licenses will become available to members of the community disproportionately impacted by – as the bill states – “the enforcement of cannabis-related laws” during state prohibition.

Washington state to allow social equity applicants exclusive access to revoked cannabis licenses






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