Washington Lawmakers Study Marijuana Rules

WASHINGTON:  Leading the way for legalized marijuana nationally doesn’t mean just anything goes in Washington when it comes to pot.

Instead, it provides a springboard into new questions for lawmakers, sessions in House committees proved Monday.

Should the state allow customers to pick up their recreational marijuana at a drive-through window? Doesn’t happen anywhere right now, but Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, is afraid it might someday. The Senate unanimously approved a bill that says they couldn’t, and the House Commerce and Gaming Committee took a similarly dim view.

Should customers be able to buy pot products at a vending machine? Bailey’s bill would ban the machines, which aren’t in use in Washington right now. Bailey is also worried that someday they will be, and minors would get access to marijuana through them.