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Gregoire: No Fed Decision Yet On Pot Legalization

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Governor Christine Greogire (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Governor Christine Greogire (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE (AP) — Governor Chris Gregoire says the federal government still hasn’t decided whether to take action to block new laws legalizing marijuana in her state and Colorado.

Gregoire met Tuesday with Deputy Attorney General James Cole in Washington, D.C. Gregoire told Cole she would prefer to know “sooner rather than later,” because Washington is in the process of getting ready to decriminalize pot, which is still illegal under federal law.

Initiative 502 passed last week with 55 percent of the vote in Washington. It decriminalizes the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana beginning Dec. 6. The state would license the growing, processing and labeling of marijuana, but state officials have a year to come up with those rules before sales can begin.

Colorado also passed a measure legalizing the drug.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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