The state attorney general’s office has asked a federal judge in Seattle to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Washington’s authority to tax marijuana sales.
The speaker of the Alaska House wants to bring gun manufacturers to the state.
An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.
The grass is no greener. But, finally, it’s legal — at least somewhere in America. It’s been a long, strange trip for marijuana.
Residents of Washington, Oregon and Colorado won’t just be considering whether to let adults buy pot at state-sanctioned shops when they vote next month on legalizing and taxing marijuana. They’ll be voting on whether to let farmers grow marijuana’s far less potent cousin — hemp — for clothing, food, biofuel and construction materials among other uses.
Seattle police have engaged in excessive force that violated federal law and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday.