The U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn’t want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.
Police say a Seattle man came to them with a problem: someone keeps mailing him packages of marijuana.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says cities and counties can block licensed marijuana businesses from operating.
New figures from Washington’s Liquor Control Board show a big jump in marijuana business applications as this week’s deadline for submissions nears.
A Pierce County ordinance that would block licensed marijuana operations may be challenged court.
Under the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” the intended recipient of the pot taxes — Washington’s Basic Health Plan — is being eliminated.
Washington is pushing forward with plans to entice the latter into its new world of legal, taxed recreational pot, and advocates like Darington say they’re worried about where that’s going to leave those who actually need cannabis.
At least 27,700 people cited for having pot on federal land since 2009.
Washington state is changing its plans for where marijuana businesses can be located, after the Justice Department said that enforcing federal drug laws near schools and playgrounds remains a priority “and will not be compromised for convenience.”
Washington’s medical marijuana system is “not tenable” in light of new guidance from the U.S. Justice Department about its pot-related enforcement priorities, the chief federal prosecutors in the state said Thursday.