Purple Haze Loses Marijuana License For 30 Days

December 11, 2016

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Purple Haze can’t re-open until New Years Eve.

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The lights at Purple Haze are dark for the month of December.

On Friday MyEverettNews.com reported the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board denied a request by Everett Police to not renew the retail marijuana license of Kush Mart this year.

The board cited a settlement in which they fined Kush Mart six thousand dollars but ruled that violations committed in 2015 should not be used against them in their 2016 license renewal.

After we posted that story we were pointed by readers in the direction of another recent matter involving the retail marijuana license for a different Everett recreational marijuana store.

Purple Haze, located in the 4200 block of Rucker Avenue is currently in the middle of a 30 day suspension of their license.

According to final settlement documents the WSLCB ordered a twenty-five hundred dollar fine and a 30-day suspension of the Purple Haze license for repeated violations of selling to a minor in May and June of 2015. That settlement was finalized on October 25th of this year. You can click here to see the settlement and order.

The store was shut down on December 1st and is not set to open until New Year’s Eve. They even have a countdown clock on their website marking the days, hours, minutes and seconds until they re-open.

It should be noted that this is not the first time an Everett pot shop has had a license suspension. Mary J’s Highway Pot Shop in the Eastmont neighborhood of Everett had their license suspended for one week in November of 2015 for selling unauthorized items.

No word if this license suspension will affect Purple Haze when their license comes up for renewal.

You can see all of the license actions taken by the liquor board at this link. Click on the Adjudicative Proceedings Log for a listing of actions Statewide. You can then filter several different ways from there.

Retail Marijuana is big business in Everett, Washington with the five stores licensed within the Everett City limits bringing in more than $23,911,000.00 since the city allowed recreational stores to open in 2014. (Data provided by 502Data.com)


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