420 Girl – Alison Holcomb

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Alison Holcomb, left, criminal justice director at the Washington state ACLU, sniffs a sample of marijuana as she gets ready to make a purchase as clerk Pam Fenstermacher looks on at Cannabis City, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Seattle, on the first day that sales of recreational pot became legal the state. Washington on Tuesday became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool)

I-502′s lead architect and ACLU attorney Alison Holcomb told the crowd of journalists in Seattle, amassed outside the doors to Cannabis City, “We are moving marijuana out of the shadows, regulating it for consumer and community safety, dedicating new tax revenues to keeping kids healthy, and keeping them in school. We are finally taking marijuana out of the criminal justice system and treating it as a public health issue. No edibles were sold, however. That more controversial part of the market is still weeks or months away, since the rules surrounding them are complex and each product must be approved by the state’s Liquor Control Board. – Seattlepi