Wash. House passes bill to allow hash sales

Wash. House passes bill to allow hash sales
Jim Andersen, left, displays butane hash oil to Mike Steenhout, comptroller of Washington's Liquor Control Board, at a marijuana growing facility in Seattle.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state's Legislature has passed a bill to allow sales of marijuana concentrates like hash oil at state-licensed pot shops.

House Bill 2304 also tweaks Washington's legal marijuana law to allow marijuana processors to sell to other processors. For example, a processor who specializes in making marijuana extracts could provide those to bakers who might use them in brownies.

The bill, which required at least a two-thirds vote to amend Initiative 502, passed the Senate on a 42-7 vote Thursday, shortly after passing the House on a 91-7 vote.

The initiative itself allowed the sale of dried marijuana and marijuana-infused products, but not of marijuana extracts or concentrates. The bill allows people to buy up to 7 grams of those potent products in addition to their one-ounce limit of dried marijuana, 16 ounces of infused solids or 72 ounces of infused liquids.