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Legalizing Marijuana An Education
In this photo taken Thursday, April 4, 2013, Mike Steenhout, left, comptroller of Washington's Liquor Control Board, goes over detailed information about marijuana "mother" plants in front of him with Brent Miller as they tour Miller's marijuana growing facility in Seattle. Spreadsheets, statistics and bean-counting are Steenhout's regular realm of expertise. Now, he’s a weed guy. Washington’s vote last fall to legalize marijuana for adults over 21 and set up a system of state-licensed pot growers, processors and retail stores left dozens of Liquor Control Board employees in the position of having to research and help regulate a substance that many knew little to nothing about. While the state has hired a Massachusetts firm to serve as its official marijuana consultant, the Liquor Control Board is also doing its own work--a cannabis crash-course. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)