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Liquor law violations drop as Wash. officials turn their attention to regulating recreational marijuana industry

Disciplinary action taken against bars, taverns and restaurants has dropped sharply, according to Seattle's KING 5 TV. Documents obtained by the station showed that liquor license suspensions were down in 2013 and no licenses were permanently cancelled. 

The lax oversight could be a result of the Washington State Liquor Control Board taking on new responsibilities monitoring the state's emerging marijuana industry, KING 5 reported.

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