WA Won't Allow Marijuana Leaf Logo for State-License Pot

Too honest?


OLYMPIA — Washington was the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use, but image-conscious regulators think the cannabis-leaf logo designed for state-licensed pot merchandise conveys the wrong impression of the Evergreen State.

Dropping the marijuana leaf as an official state symbol was one of several changes contained in the latest draft of measures proposed by a three-member panel devising new regulations for the state's nascent marijuana industry.

The proposals, released Wednesday and containing mostly minor revisions to an earlier plan, included rules governing cultivation, sales and taxation of pot due to take effect when state-licensed retail marijuana stores open next spring.