Washington State: Legalizing Marijuana

WASHINGTON: Alison Holcomb, the Seattle lawyer who drafted Washington state’s legal marijuana law, and Randy Simmons, who oversees implementation of the law for the Liquor Control Board, smile after the three-member board approved rules for the state’s new marijuana industry, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Olympia, Wash.

Washington became the second U.S. state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana Wednesday, setting what advocates hope will become a template for the legalization of the drug around the world.

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