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Board needs more time to consider marijuana cap

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Board needs more time to consider marijuana cap

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Liquor Control Board has delayed rolling out new recreational marijuana rules for at least another month to consider public input.

Spokesman Brian Smith says much of the input they received at the public meetings last week was related to questions over how much marijuana will be allowed to be produced and the size and number of grow operations and how many stores will be allowed.

He says they had planned on putting a cap on the amount of pot production and now the board has every reason to do it before the new deadline.

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The new rules are scheduled to be filed September 4.

The board will hold a public hearing in October and adopt the rules several weeks after that.

The regulations will go into effect by November 16, at which point people can start applying for licenses during a 30-day window.

The new timeline pushes back the official sale of legal pot to March.