Hundreds apply to grow, process and sell pot in Washington

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Marla Molly Poiset, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained French pastry chef, stands in her home in Seattle in this photo made Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Poiset had swapped her three-decade-old home-furnishing store and interior design business in Colorado for a life of world travel when she learned some devastating news: Her eldest daughter had leukemia. She suspended her travels to help her daughter and her family through the ordeal. She then continued her tour, attending cooking school in Paris. Poiset, 59, graduated last spring, and had an idea: “Blending my newfound patisserie skills with medical cannabis for people like my daughter,” she says. So she abandoned Paris for Seattle, where she’s been developing recipes for marijuana-infused chocolate truffles for recreational and medical use. Her aim is to create “a beautiful package” like French chocolate or pastries for people like her daughter. They could “ingest discreetly and enjoy life, rather than everything being in a pill,” she says. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)