Growing pains: Strict rules for legal pot businesses threaten booming industry
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- The first thing that hits you when you open the door and walk into the marijuana processing facility at Arlington's Smokey Point Productions is the overwhelming smell of weed. And then, it's the size of the place: 75,000 square feet, with 126 full-time employees mixing, extracting, packing and rolling marijuana in every form imaginable. But it wasn't always like this. Much like the marijuana plants growing here, the family business started small.