Marijuana Regulations In Washington State Shape Recreational Market And Impact Medical Users

Marguerite Arnold, Main Street

Washington state is gearing up to face its own green rush later this year over 18 months after legalization of recreational sales in December 2012. The lottery winners for recreational licenses were announced on May 2. Approximately 75% of over 2,000 applicants who applied were qualified to proceed to the actual lottery. Subsequence compliance costs are not insignificant.