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New marijuana rules could bring familiar sticker

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The familiar face of Mr. Yuk may start showing up in local marijuana shops. The state is hoping it helps keep weed away from kids.

Over the last year and a half, the marijuana industry in Washington has continued to grow. Being one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, rules and laws have also been evolving.

This week, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board voted on the addition of some rule changes for growers and retailers. Among the changes, a Mr. Yuk sticker, an image usually associated with helping children avoid ingesting poison, would be required on all marijuana infused edibles like chocolate and candies, and infused liquids.

Alicia Heyen with Spokane Green Leaf says the sales of marijuana infused food and drink make up less than half of the marijuana they sell. She thinks the sticker is a good idea. Alicia says the packaging of edibles is already difficult to open and the Mr. Yuk sticker shouldn't have any effect on sales.

A hearing will be held at the end of February, if the rules are adopted they'll go into effect in March.

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