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State releases draft rules for legal pot

SEATTLE (AP) – Officials in Washington state took their first stab at setting rules for the state’s new marijuana industry Thursday, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.

Among the preliminary regulations: They want to track marijuana from “seed to store.” They’d put a cap on the number of retail outlets in each county, but not on the number of licensed pot growers or processors.

No sales of what the board described as marijuana extracts, such as hash, would be allowed – unless the extract is infused into another product – and all pot-related businesses would have to have security systems, 24-hour video surveillance and insurance.

Any marijuana product sold at state-licensed stores would carry a label noting that it “may be habit forming” and that “this product is unlawful outside of Washington state” – accompanied by an official pot logo, featuring Washington state with a marijuana-leaf silhouette smack in the middle.

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