Washington State passed Initiative 502 legalizing recreational marijuana back in November of 2012. Since that time, the Washington State Liquor Control Board has worked to create the rules and regulations to support I502. Marijuana activists believe the board has not worked quickly enough, while the board feels they have hit its intended timeline goals. Kouchlock Productions received the first license to become a recreational seller and the company is planning to open on July 1. Kouchlock has been working to build inventory as they expect demand to be as high as Colorado's launch.