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Pot applications exceed supply of licenses

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OLYMPIA — Washington is seeing a “green rush” of sorts in marijuana, with far more people wanting to grow and sell the drug legally than the state will allow.

State agencies will approve no more than 334 licenses for retail marijuana stores and already have more than 2,000 applicants. Would-be pot entrepreneurs also have proposed planting many times more land than the state will allow for its newest cash crop.

Those numbers will increase, because even though the state stopped…

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