Okanogan County is considering an application for a new cannabis store in the town of Methow. The applicant plans to be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The store, to be called Dabnabbits, would sell marijuana, marijuana-infused products, and related paraphernalia. It would be in the former Methow grocery store, which, although it has been vacant for years, wouldn’t require any remodeling, according to the application. The applicants have installed security cameras.
Applicant Julie Davisson already has a retail license from the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board. All applicants for retail stores must obtain a license from the board, and licenses are for a specific location.
Dabnabbits would have one or two employees. No one would live in the building, which is in a neighborhood commercial zone.
Davisson anticipates 10 to 15 customers per day, with peak business hours from 5 to 7 p.m., and one weekly delivery.
Okanogan County already has seven retail cannabis outlets — one in Winthrop, one in Carlton, two in Omak, two in Okanogan, and one in Tonasket. With a store in Methow, the county would reach its maximum allocation of eight retail stores. The Liquor and Cannabis Board is not currently issuing more retail licenses anywhere in the state.
Okanogan County requires a conditional-use permit for all new cannabis businesses, whether they’re retail outlets, farms or processors. The county’s planning director has determined Dabnabbits wouldn’t have a significant effect on the environment. People can comment on that environmental determination through Dec. 12.
People can also comment on the proposed store itself. The county’s hearing examiner will hold a public hearing on the application for a conditional-use permit, but no date has been set. Comments on the store can be submitted in writing or presented at the hearing.
For more information about the proposal or to comment, contact Pam Wyllson at (509) 422-7122 or email@example.com.