Lynnwood receives notice of one marijuana state license application for both growing/production and processing/distribution

The city of Lynnwood received from the Washington State Liquor Control Board on Tuesday, Dec. 3,  a “Notice of Marijuana License Application ” dated Nov. 26, 2013 for Auricag Inc. in Redmond.

Auricag has applied for two licenses:

  • Marijuana Producer Tier 3 (10,000 to 30,000 sq. ft.), and
  • Marijuana Processor


Auricag seeks to conduct its marijuana business at 5520 208th St. SW. in Lynnwood. This is the first notice of any kind of marijuana licensing application received by Lynnwood.

The state application period for marijuana retail store locations will not close at the state level until Dec. 19, 2013. Therefore, notice of license applications for two state-allocated marijuana stores in Lynnwood are not expected from the Liquor Control Board until after that time.

The city has 20 days from November 26, 2013, to respond to the Liquor Control Board Notice. Mayor Don Gough has previously established a multi-department work group directly involved in addressing various issues related to marijuana businesses after the city instituted two moratoriums on June 24, 2013. One moratorium applies to “recreational” marijuana businesses. The second moratorium applies to “medical” marijuana collective gardens.

The Lynnwood City Council will consider the extension of both marijuana moratoriums and new interim regulations prohibeting any marijuana operations or businesses in single family and multi-family zones at its 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9 meeting.

The City Council likely will take action on three items:

  • Whether to extend or terminate the moratorium currently in effect since June 24, 2013, regarding “recreational” marijuana businesses in the city.
  • Whether to extend or terminate the moratorium currently in effect since June 24, 2013, regarding “medical” marijuana collective garden activities in the city.
  • Whether to adopt new interim land use regulations prohibiting any form of recreational or medical marijuana activities or businesses, in any single family or multi-family residential zone.


If adopted, the new interim regulation will require a council hearing within 60 days of its adoption to determine if such regulation is to continue.


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