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September 5, 2013 4:40 PM

Amid ‘gold rush’ to legal pot sales, many questions remain

Calling it a “gold rush mentality,” Washington state’s top marijuana consultant predicts that thousands of people will apply for licenses to sell and produce the drug for recreational use as the state prepares to open 334 pot stores by June 1, 2014. All the privately run retail outlets will be in clear violation of the federal law that bans marijuana, but that’s expected to do little to slow the number of applicants.

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