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Pot-growing wannabes in 34 of 39 counties in state

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After the first week of applications for pot-business licenses, it’s apparent people want to grow weed all over Washington state.

Aspiring growers are seeking licenses in 34 of 39 counties, from Benton to Yakima, in a total of 444 applications.

The counties without growing applicants — Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Garfield and Wahkiakum — have a combined population of just more than 50,000.

Retail stores were not quite as popular, with 158 applicants for 334 state stores. But a number of…

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