What will Washington's pot look like in stores?

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Washington voters passed I-502 in the November 2012 general election. The law legalizing marijuana possession in the state, even though federal law still proscribes its sale and use.

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by Mitch Pittman / KING 5 New

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Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:48 AM

SEATTLE -- What will marijuana sold in stores look like? We’re getting closer to an answer, but in the meantime, people in the pot business have some ideas of their own.

When one buys a bottle of medicine, it tells you what the active ingredients are and what effect they will have on you. The goal is to have something similar when you buy pot.

“We want to see the name of the strain, we want to see a full cannabanoid ratio, and that means what are the medicinal components and what percentages found in the marijuana,” said Muraco Kyashna-tocha, a medical marijuana store owner. She also wants information on pesticides, who produced the pot, and health warning labels.

Up until this week, the Washington State Liquor Control Board was taking public comment on Initiative 502 as it tries to decide how all the rules will look, including labels.

For their part, the liquor control board says it’s looking over all of the public comment and will hold a work session on June 19. A big date is July 3, when they will announce all the new rules and we’ll find out what the labels will look like.
 

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