Deadline for applying for pot business license extended 24 hours

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced Friday it will extend the time people may apply for a marijuana business license by 24 hours -- to 5 p.m. on Dec. 20.

It had originally been slated to close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 19.

The board said the move is necessary to "conform to the rules’ effective date according to the state Code Reviser. The effective date of the rules was Nov. 21. Therefore, the 30-day application window will now close Friday, December 20, 2013, at 5:00 p.m."