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Recreational Pot To Be Sold In Washington State

In this photo taken Tuesday, July 1, 2014, packets of a variety of recreational marijuana named "Space Needle" are shown during packaging operations at Sea of Green Farms in Seattle. The grower, the first business licensed to grow recreational marijuana in Washington state, worked all weekend to have supplies ready for stores that were expected to be granted sale licenses on Monday, July 7, the day before legal recreational pot sales begin on July 8. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)
In this photo taken Tuesday, July 1, 2014, packets of a variety of recreational marijuana named "Space Needle" are shown during packaging operations at Sea of Green Farms in Seattle. The grower, the first business licensed to grow recreational marijuana in Washington state, worked all weekend to have supplies ready for stores that were expected to be granted sale licenses on Monday, July 7, the day before legal recreational pot sales begin on July 8. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

As of early this morning, Washington is the second state in the nation, after Colorado, to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

Roughly two dozen shops — a small fraction of those that applied for licenses — will be allowed to start selling tomorrow. Regulators say some 300 additional licenses will eventually be issued.

Austin Jenkins of Northwest News Network joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson from Olympia with details.

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