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The state's Liquor Control Board planned to issue up to 20 marijuana retail licenses Monday, and stores can open the next day if they're ready. (Source: KING/NBC) The state's Liquor Control Board planned to issue up to 20 marijuana retail licenses Monday, and stores can open the next day if they're ready. (Source: KING/NBC)
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SEATTLE (KING/NBC) - The nation's second legal recreational marijuana market is opening in Washington state Tuesday, but it might not be what voters expected when they legalized the sale of heavily taxed pot a year and a half ago.

The state's Liquor Control Board planned to issue up to 20 marijuana retail licenses Monday, and stores can open the next day if they're ready. It's not clear how many that will be. The Liquor Control Board was overwhelmed with nearly 7,000 pot-license applications. Reviewing them has been slow. SODO's Cannabis City will be the only Seattle location ready to go on the big day.

"It's definitely exciting but also a little scary just having that much responsibility. All eyes are on us right now because we're the first," said Cannabis City Manager Amber McGowan.

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