State board approves rules for labeling food, drink infused with marijuana

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OLYMPIA -- The state is one step closer to allowing products infused with marijuana to be sold at stores.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board on Wednesday approved the rules for labeling and packaging edibles.

Experts say it will likely be months before edibles could hit store shelves, but this is a big move forward.

A marijuana processor must submit a photo of the product along with its labels and packaging to the Liquor Control Board for approval. The edible also has to pass a processing facility inspection.

Marijuana products that are designed to appeal to children are prohibited.

Labeling must clearly state, "This product contains marijuana."

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