Gov. Jay Inslee
Several bills being considered would make it easier for utilities to meet the standard, drawing criticism from Gov. Jay Inslee and opponents who say it would undercut the law aimed at spurring clean energy development and reducing pollution.
So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state’s legal pot within its borders.
So far, no one is suggesting checkpoints or fences to keep Washington state’s legal pot within its borders. But Gov. Jay Inslee insists there are ways to prevent the bulk smuggling of the state’s newest cash crop into the black market, including digitally tracking weed to ensure that it goes from where it is grown to the stores where it is sold.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday, but came away no further enlightened about how the federal government will respond to last fall’s votes in Washington and Colorado that set up legal markets for marijuana.