6 Ways Washington’s Marijuana Rules Are Looser Than Colorado’s

On Wednesday the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) unveiled its proposed rules for the state-licensed pot stores authorized by I-502, the marijuana legalization initiative approved by voters last November. The regulations, which were to a large extent dictated by I-502, are similar in some ways to the regulations published on Monday by the Colorado Department of Revenue. Both states, for example, plan to prohibit sales to anyone younger than 21, ban Internet sales, limit transactions to one ounce at a time, ban on-site consumption, require warning labels, and limit marijuana edibles to 10 servings and 100 milligrams of THC per package. But although I-502 was more detailed and prescriptive than Amendment 64, Colorado's marijuana legalization initiative, Washington's rules are looser in several ways: