Marijuana use can still carry fines

Published on Thu, Nov 15, 2012
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The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) is moving to carry out Initiative 502, which establishes precedent for growing, processing, retailing and possessing marijuana. The WSLCB expects it to take until December 1, 2013, to create a system for implementation.

Effective December 6, 2012, possession of one ounce of useable marijuana by Washington state residents over the age of 21 will be legal. However, the federal government still classifies cannabis as an illegal narcotic, so anyone attempting to take it over the border will face severe consequences. 

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