If your potential business will be involved with the production, processing, or retailing of marijuana then you need a marijuana license. The Liquor and Cannabis Board is not accepting applications at this time. However, the agency may accept applications at a later date.
A marijuana license is an endorsement on your Business License issued by the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) Business Licensing Service. You must complete the Business License Application even if you already have a Business License, along with a Liquor and Cannabis Board Marijuana Addendum.
If you are forming a corporation or limited liability company (LLC), you must register with the Washington Secretary of State's (SOS) office before filing an application with BLS. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will not issue a license to a corporation or LLC that is not registered with the SOS. Be sure to include the UBI number issued by the SOS for all license applications and filings.
Note: SOS filing fees are non-refundable and all information received by SOS is public record.
After you submit your marijuana license application, the WSLCB will help you through the licensing process and ultimately decide whether to approve or deny your application.
|Application process for marijuana businesses|
Use the descriptions in the links below to figure out what type of marijuana license you need:
- Producer license descriptions and fees
- Processor license descriptions and fees
- Retailer license description and fees
- Add a Medical Marijuana Endorsement to an existing retail license
- Expanding plant canopy to maximum allotted
- Adding a Processor license to an existing Producer License
You may need additional local, state and federal licenses for your business that are not covered under the Business License Application. There may be other mandatory permitting/licensing requirements from other regulatory agencies that need to be fulfilled before starting construction. For more information use the link Other Regulatory Requirements.
Submit your paperwork and fees
To see your application options please visit the Business Licensing Service's marijuana web page.