The State of Washington has been accepting applications for marijuana production and sales since the 20th of this month; it’s now being reported that more than 800 have been received, including seven operations that would be based here in Cowlitz County. The Washington Liquor Control Board released details on the applications yesterday, reporting five applications for production operations in Longview, one on Ostrander Road in Kelso and one on Sandy Bend Road near Castle Rock. So far, there have been no applications for retail outlets in the county. To date, 444 applications for production have been received statewide; 327 applications for processing and packaging have been received, and 158 applications for retail sales have come in. There’s a deadline of December 19th to get this first round of license applications in.