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How To Start a Commercial Grow in Washington

Opening a Commercial Grow Operation in Washington
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Washington legalized medical cannabis in 1998. Washington became one of the first states to legalize the adult recreational use of marijuana, along with Colorado in 2012.

Starting a marijuana growing operation in Washington is similar to starting any other licensed business – with a slight variation. Below are some details for you and your journey.

 As of June 2020, here is what Washington has approved so far:

Patient Medical Cards Approved: 44,532

Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries: 103

Medical Cannabis Processor: 1,270

 Commercial Grow Licenses: (Available for sale)

Owner Requirements:

  • $250 non-refundable fee at the time of application.
  • Start by completing the Business License Application – even if you already have a Business License.
  • Then you will also need to complete the Liquor and Cannabis Board Marijuana Addendum.

Corporations and limited liability companies (LLC) must register with the Washington Secretary of State’s (SOS) office prior to completing an application with BLS.

License Requirements: 

Tier 1:

Tier 1 allows for growing operations with 2,000 square feet or less of dedicated plant canopy to produce marijuana for sale at wholesale to marijuana processor licensees and to other marijuana producer licensees.

 

Tier 2: 

Tier 2 allows for growing operations with a dedicated plant canopy between 2,000-10,000 square feet to produce marijuana for sale at wholesale to marijuana processor licensees and to other marijuana producer licensees.

 

Tier 3:

Tier 3 allows for growing operations with a dedicated plant canopy between 10,000-30,000 square feet to produce marijuana for sale at wholesale to marijuana processor licensees and to other marijuana producer licensees.

Financial Requirements: 

  • $266 Application Fee (Non-Refundable)
  • License Cost $100,000 + / Commercial Farms $250,000+
  • $1480  Annual Fee for Issuance and Renewal
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    How much money is in the market for Cannabis?

    In 2017, commercial grows sold $67 million worth of bud wholesale. The same year, processors in Washington State produced $492 Million in sales. Dispensaries had a total of $927 million in sales. During the Pandemic this year in 2020 sales exponentially increased, this shows how the marijuana industry us recession proof and will be here forever.

     

    Links to Buy A License:

    420 Property 

    Green Rush

    CannaMLS

     

      Need help with your Commercial Grow? Contact us Directly!

    Email: CommercialGrower@OpticLEDGrowLights.com

    Phone: 253-881-1355

     

    Click here to see our 5 Steps to starting a Commercial Grow Facility.