Washington State Releases Proposed Marijuana Regs

Most important rule: Free samples allowed


The Washington State Liquor Control Board announced on Wednesday proposed rules to govern recreational marijuana. The rules come after voters approved Initiative 502 in November.

"Public safety is our top priority," said Board Chair Sharon Foster. "These rules fulfill the public expectation of creating a tightly-regulated and controlled system while providing reasonable access to participation in the market."

The board says marijuana has the potential to be a $1.5 billion industry in the state.