SPOKANE, Wash.--Washington State Liquor Control Board representatives are holding workshops across the state for people interested in selling marijuana. WSLCB leaders are walking people through the application process for a license.
The classes in Spokane will be held at the Convention Center. Applicants will not be accepted until November 18.
One man hopes to open Spokane’s first retail marijuana shop.
"It would be awesome to be the first one,” said Scott O’Neil, a man applying for a retail license.
O’Neil said he is already thinking about his business plans and wants to offer as much variety as possible.
He is a manager at Pacific North West Medical near Francis and said he can not wait to open his own shop.
"It's crazy, it's something I didn't think I would see in my lifetime,” said O’Neil.
He has questions about applying for his retail marijuana license so he signed up for a Washington State Liquor Control Board workshop.
The application website was launched in early October. It allows producers, processors and retailers to see what they need to do to apply.
Representatives are holding the seminars for free before the applications are accepted. They hope the seminars will help people understand the application process better.
"We only have 30 days so if it's not complete we don't get a license,” said Sean Green, Director of Pacific NW Medical.
O’Neil said he hopes the workshop will give him answers so he can get his new business going.
“It's the beginning of a multi million dollar business, it's pretty cool,” said O’Neil.
The classes are on a first come first serve basis, with the first one beginning at 9:30 Wednesday morning.
More than 1,200 people have signed up across Washington.