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Next round of pot rules expected today

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Next round of pot rules expected today

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Liquor Control Board is expected to take action on proposed recreational marijuana rules later today.

Spokesperson Mikhail Carpenter says they have tweaked the rules after taking public input at hearings across the state last month.

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Much of the public input centered on limits to the number and size of grow operations and pot retail stores allowed in a city or county.

Once the board approves the second draft, there will be another round of public hearings where people can comment on the changes.

Carpenter says the board is in the process of scheduling these hearings and will announce them soon.

The final rules are expected to be approved by October 16 and go into effect 30 days after that.