Washington state regulators seek to limit marijuana industry

By REUTERS
September 5, 2013 02:48

Washington state regulators, aiming to limit the state's nascent marijuana industry, want to cap the amount of space available to grow recreational marijuana at 2 million square feet (185,800 sq. meters) - the equivalent of about 35 NFL football fields.

The limit was among proposed state marijuana rules released on Wednesday, roughly a week after the U.S. Justice Department said it would not sue to block legal pot so long as certain guidelines are met, including keeping the drug away from children.




"This is an important day," said Brian Smith, spokesman for the Washington State Liquor Control Board. "These are the rules we believe are going to govern the system going forward."



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