Washington voters' decision to legalize marijuana means the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) now has a year to set regulations for the first-of-its-kind marijuana market. ... The voter-approved Initiative 502 requires the LCB to license and regulate a seed-to-store closed marijuana market, with the first licenses to be issued in late 2013.
Gee, if only Washington already had in place a state-run distribution and retail system for selling a highly regulated and taxed controlled substance, this whole marijuana legalization thing would've been so much simpler. But then, such a "state store" system is a socialist fantasy that never could've worked.