Open for business: Legal marijuana sales underway in Washington

Open for business: Legal marijuana sales underway in Washington

Source: FOX News

Washington state’s marijuana industry is now open for business. Twenty months after voters legalized recreational marijuana, the first pot stores are licensed and selling the drug. And business was already booming. But not everyone is celebrating. Dr. Leslie Walker, who practices at Seattle Children’s, sees negative consequences for society and especially young people. “It’s the kids who will have short-term memory problems, kids who aren’t going to be able to get up in the morning to go to school,” Walker said.

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