Marijuana

Applications for new marijuana related licenses (including medical, retailers, producers, and processors) are NOT being accepted at this time. In order to begin a marijuana related business, you must assume a marijuana license from an existing business.

Assumptions

You must assume an existing owner’s license to obtain a marijuana processor, producer, or retailer endorsement.

Marijuana assumptions are not available online at this time. To assume a marijuana endorsement, you must file a paper application.

Licensing requirements and additional supporting documents:

  • Business License Application.
    • Select ‘Change in Ownership’ as the purpose of the application.
    • Indicate the current owner’s marijuana endorsements and fees (listed below) on the 2nd page of the business application under section 2.
    • You must assume all of the marijuana endorsements that are registered to the current owner. Example: If the current owner has a marijuana producer and processor, you cannot only assume the producer or processor, you are required to assume both endorsements. 
    • Fields with a red asterisk * are required.
    • Use the existing location address of the current licensee. Note: Address changes can be filed after the assumption has been approved by the Liquor and Cannabis Board.
  • Marijuana Addendum.
    • Indicate the current owner’s UBI and six digit marijuana license number issued by the Liquor and Cannabis Board.  
    • Fill out all fields that pertain to you. These fields are not required, but may delay approval by the Liquor and Cannabis Board. 

State endorsement

Fee

Marijuana Producer $250

Marijuana Processor

$250

Marijuana Retailer

$250

Change in Governing People

To update the governing people or percentages owned for an existing marijuana business:

  • Complete the Change in Governing People, Percentage Owned  and/or Stock/Unit Ownership Form.
  • Have a current or new governing person sign the form.
  • Submit the form and $75 directly to Business Licensing Service.
    • Mail – to the address at the bottom of this page.
    • Send a web message through My DOR. Once processed you can make a payment through your My DOR account online, or a request for the $75 will be mailed to the mailing address.

Change of Location

File a paper application. Marijuana change of locations are not available online at this time.

  • Complete the Business License Application.
    • Select “Change Location” as the purpose of the application and list your current business address.
    • Under section 2-d on page 3, list your new location address.
    • Fields with a red asterisk * are required.
    • Mail the application and $75 fee to the address on the Business License Application.
  • Marijuana Addendum.
    • Indicate the current owner’s UBI and six digit marijuana license number issued by the Liquor and Cannabis Board.  
    • Fill out all fields that pertain to you. These fields are not required, but may delay approval by the Liquor and Cannabis Board. 
Marijuana Infused Edibles Processor endorsement
$895

Required for the licensee to commercially produce wholesale food items infused with marijuana, marijuana extracts, or marijuana concentrates to marijuana retailers.

You must already have a valid Marijuana Processor endorsement issued to you by the Liquor and Cannabis Board before you apply for the Marijuana Infused Edibles Processor endorsement.  

For more information

The Food Safety Program of the Washington State Department of Agriculture regulates the Marijuana Infused Edibles Processor License. RCW 69.07.200

Issuance of the endorsement requires review, inspection and approval by Washington Department of Agriculture. Call 360-902-1876 for questions specific to the regulation of this endorsement.

Licensing requirements and additional supporting documents

Marijuana Research endorsement
$250

Required for the licensee to produce, process, or possess marijuana in order to conduct scientific research on marijuana and marijuana-derived products.

For more information

Stay up to date on the development of marijuana endorsements including: transportation and research and cooperative registrations, join the LCB listserv.

Licensing requirements and additional supporting documents

Marijuana Transportation endorsement
$250

Required for the licensee to physically transport or deliver marijuana, marijuana concentrates, and marijuana-infused products between licensed marijuana businesses within Washington state.

For more information

Stay up to date on the development of marijuana endorsements including: transportation, research, and cooperative registrations, by joining the LCB listserv.

Licensing requirements and additional supporting documents

Additional fees

State tax registration $0
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business License Application fee Variable fee

How to apply

Online

Add a state endorsement to your business

Apply for a new business license

Online assistance
Setting up your business licensing and tax account
How to add a state endorsement

By mail

Complete the licensing requirements above and mail to:

Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034