Washington approves rules for marijuana industry

After nearly a year of research and debate
The Seattle Times (US)
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

legal-marijuana-celebration-washingtonWashington adopted rules for the recreational sale of marijuana, creating what advocates hope will be a template for the drug's legalization around the world. Washington will tax pot highly and cap total production in the state at 80 metric tons. Sales are expected to begin by the middle of next year. (See also: Q&A: The basics of the state’s legal recreational-pot system and State pot officials can exhale; rules OK’d after long process)