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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page C-17 PENDING MASON COUNTY RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA STORE LICENSES What customers should know about buying marijuana at retailers As of Aug, 25, no state-sanctioned marijuana stores are open in Mason County. The state Liquor Control Board allotted the county four stores, and one for 5hel- ton. Out of 21 applicants for stores in Mason County, only the top finishers have a shot at opening stores. Because only one applicant applied for a license in Shelton, no lottery was necessary. Statewide, the Liquor Control Board received more than 2,100 applications for retail stores; about 2,600 for producer (grower) licenses); and about 1,900 for processor licenses. The state put a limit of 334 recreational stores for the state. Here are, according to the Liquor Control Board's website, the county's top five lottery winners, including the address on the application, and the application for Shelton. All the retail licenses in Mason County, including Shelton, are pending: MASON COUNTY Business: The Root Cellar Location: 23730 state Route 3, Suite B, Belfair *Business: EZ Daze Location: 211 E. North Bay Road, Allyn *Business: EZ Daze Location: 20 E. Wheelwright St., Allyn Business: Belfair Marijuana Depot Location: 25603 NE state Route 3, Belfair Below is an interview with tem is up and running fully, Carpenter: No. You can- Business: Bomar Holdings Mikhail Carpenter, spokes- it's really hard to tell. I expect not advertise therapeutic ef- Location: 23490 NE state Route 3, Belfair person for the state Liquor it will probably be pretty fects. The reason for that is Control Board. The interview expensive in the beginning this is a recreational market, Business: CBD Associates was conducted before the first as supply chains get workednot a medicinal marijuana Location: 935 E. Johns Prairie Road, Shelt0n stores opened July 8. out. There will be a big rush market. That's completely on stores and there probably separate from what this is. Question: How much mar- won't be as much product They cannot talk about the CITY OF SHELTON ijuana can you buy in one visit before the market gets estab- medicinal value. 1-502 was Business: Tidehaven Recreation to a store? lished. You start getting all expressly written to not affect Location: 118 S. Third St., Shelton these producers producing on 1-502. There is an entire medi- Carpenter: You can buy schedules, the price will prob- cal marijuana market that * EZ Daze will be limited to one retail license and 1 ounce of marijuana dried ably drop. Dispensaries areexists separate from this and lottery list will take its place. flowers, between $10 and $15 a gram,so if you're looking for medi- depending on what you are cine, you need to be accessing Question: Can I go to an- buying, it different market. other store and get the same you can sell in the store be- amount on the same day? Question: Will there be Question: If you present cause you can only sell mari- cameras on site taking my a medical marijuana card, do juana and marijuana-infused Carpenter: There is noth- picture? you get a discount? products. ing that prevents you from doing that. The onus is on the Carpenter: Absolutely. Carpenter: No. Again, it's Question: How is the mar- customer. There are security require-two separate systems, ijuana to be displayed? ments on all licensees. Ulti- Question: What are the mately you're dealing with Question: Will you need to Carpenter: It has to be in penalties for getting caughta controlled substance thatpresent ID? sealed packages behind the Carpenter: Only from li- with more than 1 ounce? is still illegal according to counter. Stores are allowedcensed marijuana producers the federal government. TheCarpenter: Yes. You have to have sniff jars so custom- in Washington state. And it Carpenter: Possession federal government has saidto prove you're over 21. ers can smell the marijuana, can come from anywhere in limits are what was set out we want this to be a highly but they can't touch it. Ev- the state. If someone is grow- in the law (Initiative 502). regulated and a very tight Question: Will there be erything has to be packageding incredibly great mari- None of the penalties have system so part of that is hav- any record of your visit at a -- that was one of the things juana at a 21,O00-square-foot changed for possession over ing cameras, store? in the initiative. The label on production facility in Walla the amount that was allowed the package will include the Walla, you can purchase that by 1-502. If you go from one Question: Can I buy mari- Carpenter: There will be strain, the THC content, the product from there and sell store to the other purchasing juana-smoking gear in a retail a sales receipt, but you won't moisture content, it in Olympia or Vancouver multiple ounces of marijuana store? have to sign your name or or wherever there's a retail and you get busted, you're have a photocopy made of Question: Can they serve store. Also, where it is grown still looking at a felony. TheCarpenter: Yes you can. your identification .... You're you if you're visibly high?will be furnished on the la- criminal penalties changed As a matter of fact, that's re- just making a transaction as bel. only for people over the age of ally the only thing outsideyou would anywhere else. Carpenter: There is noth- 21 who stay within the posses- of marijuana products that ing in law or rule that address Question: How does a sion limits (1 ounce), people in stores are allowed Question: Can I buy that subject, but the retail person know what she wants to sell. You can sell mari-products that are heavy in licensee can always refuse a if she's a novice user of mari- Question: Do I have to use juana; you can sell marijuana- cannibidinol, which is a non- sale if they feel that the per- juana? cash at the retail stores? infused products; you can sell intoxicating cannibinoid (the son is intoxicated. marijuana paraphernalia; and marijuana plant has about 60 Carpenter: How do you Carpenter: Presently, yes. you can probably sell your of them)? Question: Can stores give know what beer you want We've heard that some insti- store's branded logo. But you out free samples? when you turn 21? You give it tutions in Colorado are able to can't sell cigarettes or video Carpenter: You could, as a shot, you go in and look. You use credit cards, but here it's games or food. You can't in- long as the THC (the intoxi- Carpenter: No. However, talk with whoever's behind going be store to store on what corporate these stores into an cating element in marijuana) there is sampling between the counter. Again, you can't they can take. The expecta- existing business, content is not below 0.3 per- producer and processor and talk about the therapeutic val- tion is it will be in cash. cent. Marijuana that has less processor and retailer. As ue, but you can say this strain Question: Can people than 0.3 percent THC is nota producer, you want to be has 17 percent THC so it's a Question: How much is it behind the counter give technically considered mari- able to sell your product to high THC content marijuana going to cost a gram? therapeutic advice on the juana according to the way a processor, so there is a or this is 10 percent THC. best strains for any ailments the initiative was written. So mechanism in the rules that Carpenter: Until the sys- people might have? that's actually not something allows for a small amount of - Kirk Ericson the next application on the marijuana from a producer to go to processor to smoke to see whether or not that prod- uct is something they want to buy. Question: Where does the marijuana come from? i |I|IITTillI | Fi! i 1 iF ll II ........ HII : 1 ............t