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New Applications

If you are forming a corporation or limited liability company (LLC), you must register with the Washington Secretary of State’s (SOS) office before filing an application with BLS. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will not issue a license to a corporation or LLC that is not registered with the SOS. Be sure to include the UBI number issued by the SOS for all license applications and filings.
To receive this document in an alternate format, please call 1-800-647-7706. Teletype (TTY) users may use the Washington Relay Service by calling 711. BLS 700-306 (10/13/15).

If your potential business will be involved with the production, processing, or retailing of marijuana then you need a marijuana license.
A marijuana license is an endorsement on your Business License issued by the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) Business Licensing Service. You must complete the Business License Application even if you already have a Business License, along with a Liquor and Cannabis Board Marijuana Addendum.
Business Licensing Services Applications – These changes must be started through BLS
These applications must be mailed to BLS, who will then send the application for continued processing to the LCB. This stage of the process can vary in the length of time that it takes. After the application is assigned to a Licensing Specialist they will contact you to discuss the next steps in the application process.
To see application options please please see our Fee and Description Sheet or visit the Business Licensing Service’s Marijuana Web Page.
Note: SOS filing fees are non-refundable and all information received by SOS is public record.

Change Applications – Use these forms to make changes to an existing license
Please mail applications to the Liquor and Cannabis Board – PO Box 43098, Olympia, WA 98504-3098

Marijuana Licensing If your potential business will be involved with the production, processing, or retailing of marijuana then you need a marijuana license. To see application options please