KITSAP SUN: Pioneering recreational pot grow shut down by state

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BREMERTON — Kitsap’s first marijuana business – the second licensed in Washington state – was shut down Thursday by regulators who alleged the recreational pot grow operation in West Bremerton had repeatedly failed to pay its taxes.

Agents with the state Liquor and Cannabis Board seized about 2,000 plants and clones from Nine Point Growth Industries, which produced and processed marijuana at a facility on the 1700 block of Third Avenue West starting in September 2014.

It is the first time the state has seized and destroyed all the plants from a licensed producer for the producer’s failure to comply with regulations, said Brian Smith, spokesman for the board.



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