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Washington pot stores could give away lock boxes

FILE – Cristy Aranguiz and Tate Kapple, owners of Cannabis and Glass, point out the different product versions of marijuana on sale for a customer for Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE – Cristy Aranguiz and Tate Kapple, owners of Cannabis and Glass, point out the different product versions of marijuana on sale for a customer for Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

OLYMPIA – Licensed marijuana stores in Washington would be able to give out free lock boxes to their customers in an effort to keep pot away from children.

On a unanimous vote Monday, the House passed and sent to the Senate a bill that allows individuals or groups to provide the stores with special storage devices for marijuana products. The stores could then give them to customers without charge for use at home. The state wouldn’t spend money to supply the boxes.

Under current law, a licensed marijuana store can sell a storage device, but doesn’t have the authority to give one away, even if it got the device for free. The proposal wouldn’t let the store to sell a lock box it received for free.

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