Pot business applications total more than 6,500

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Liquor Control Board recently updated it's numbers on the amount of people applying to grow, distribute and sell marijuana legally Washington.

As of 12 p.m. Tuesday, 6,619 applications were processed to the board. They broke down as follows:

-- 2,666 applications for producers

-- 1918 applications for processors

-- 2035 applications for retailers

Applications for needed to be submitted to the board by Dec. 20, but a final number on the applications has not yet been completed since the state received so many.

There is no limit on the number of growers and processors, but the state will license only 334 retail stores.