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Seattle Mayor’s Marijuana Symposium takes Steps to Clear the Air

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The city of Seattle hosted a medical marijuana forum Thursday night as it prepares to change how it regulates the industry. The forum included industry activists, health-care officials, laboratory experts and other stakeholders. David Mendoza, who advises Mayor Ed Murray on marijuana issues, moderated the event and reiterated the mayor’s commitment to addressing the issue. In a discussion on edibles and packaging, Dr. Leslie Walker of Seattle Children’s said the hospital has seen a “steady increase in marijuana toxic ingestion” among kids. She and other panelists pushed for labeling standards that hewed closer to what the state requires in the recreational market.

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