Regulated Washington pot sales to be 'boring'

Legalized marijuana possession will not turn the state of Washington into an Amsterdam-like hippie haven, say advocates who were behind a ballot initiative that passed handily in Tuesday's election.

Some 55 per cent of voters in Washingtonapproved Initiative 502, legalizing the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by anyone over the age of 21.

"You [will] have marijuana sold in marijuana-only stand-alone stores, you have to be 21 to go in, very limited signage, tight restrictions to go in, so a very boring source of marijuana if you will," said Alison Holcomb, who spearheaded the yes campaign.

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