Strict pot controls needed, state says

The federal government will try to take action if Washington doesn’t impose strict controls over the growth and sale of marijuana
20 January 2013
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Washington State officials are looking to build a strictly regulated marijuana system that could forestall federal concerns about how the drug will be handled once it’s available for public purchase. Rick Garza of the Liquor Control Board said he expects the federal government will try to take action if Washington’s system has loose controls. He said it’s important for Washington to have a strong regulatory structure, such as how participants in the system are licensed and how the product is handled from growth to the point of sale.

Monday, January 21, 2013
The Seattle Times (US)