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Liquor Control Board finalizes draft pot rules

Liquor Control Board finalizes draft pot rules

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Liquor Control Board has approved draft rules for the state’s new marijuana industry.

Mikhail Carpenter with the Liquor Control Board says they don’t currently intend to limit the number of licenses for marijuana growers and processors.

Play Mikhail Carpenter on pot licensing

He says recreational marijuana retailers will be limited for each county according to population.

Play Mikhail Carpenter on pot retailers

The board made several changes to the preliminary rules that were released in late May.

The biggest change is to allow outdoor marijuana grows, rather than limit production to indoors.

They also added more details about the security requirements for marijuana businesses.

Four public meetings on the proposed rules will be held across the state August 6th through the 8th.

The rules will take effect September 16th.