LACEY, Wash. — Kim Ridgway and her wife, Kimberly Bliss, can well envision the shop they plan to open.
They know where they'll put the accessories, the baked goods and the shelves stacked with their valuable product: jars of high-quality marijuana.
Like many so-called "potrepreneurs" throughout Washington and Colorado, they're scrambling to get ready for the new world of regulated, taxed marijuana sales to adults over 21.
And so are farmers and orchardists studying how to grow marijuana and some medical pot dispensaries preparing to switch to recreational sales.
It's a lot of work for something that might never happen. The Justice Department hasn't decided whether it will sue to try to keep the state licensing schemes from taking effect.
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