Two more businesses in Whatcom County have received a license to open a marijuana store.
The Washington state Liquor Control Board issued retailer licenses for the Green Stop store at 7466 Mount Baker Highway in Maple Falls and for the Cascade Herb Co. store at 1240 E. Maple St., Suite 103, in Bellingham.
It was unknown Friday, Aug. 1, when the stores will open.
The applicants - Marc Wilson for Green Stop and Justin West for Cascade Herb - couldn't be reached for comment.
Green Stop, located in the building that used to house Café 542, would be the first marijuana store to open in unincorporated Whatcom County.
Cascade Herb would be the third such store in Bellingham.
Top Shelf Cannabis, at 3863 Hannegan Road, Unit 107, in Henifin Plaza, and 2020 Solutions at 2018 Iron St., started selling recreational pot in July to heavy demand amid concerns about high prices and pot shortages because few growers in the state have been licensed.
The state liquor board is allowing 15 pot retailers in Whatcom County - six in Bellingham, one each in Ferndale and Lynden, and seven others countywide.
The state received 78 applications for those 15 slots, with the number of applications narrowed in April through lotteries.
Lotteries were held for areas that had too many retail applications. As such, no lottery was held for Lynden or Ferndale.
Green Stop and Cascade Herb were among the businesses to receive the coveted licenses in Whatcom County.
The liquor board is allowing 334 pot stores statewide.
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To see a map of Whatcom County businesses that won a state lottery to apply to be a marijuana grower, processor or retailer -- and the businesses approved to open -- go to bellinghamherald.com/marijuana-map.