For months leading up to the grand opening Tuesday, when Washington became the second state in the U.S. to allow recreational sales after Colorado, the employees at Sea of Green Farms have methodically nurtured the plants in a grow house in Seattle.
Associated Press photographer Ted Warren visited the facility over the past few weeks to document how the crew bar-coded each plant, enlisted ladybugs to keep pests away and harvested the plant's high-quality flowers.
Here's a photo essay following the marijuana from first planting at Sea of Green's operation to its arrival at Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, a 95-mile drive north.
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