People busted for marijuana can argue they needed it for medical reasons, even if they failed to follow the requirements of the state’s medical marijuana law, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday.
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.”
The Justice Department will work to make it possible for financial institutions to do business with the legitimate marijuana industry, the deputy attorney general told Congress Tuesday.
The state Liquor Control Board is proposing there be a maximum of 334 locations that sell recreational marijuana in Washington.
A collection of drug abuse prevention groups is asking the Justice Department how it will know whether its acceptance of recreational marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado affects public health.
A musician faces sentencing after federal agents found 20 pounds of marijuana hidden in drums he checked-in on a flight from San Francisco to Honolulu.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into […]
The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Washington and Colorado from allowing recreational marijuana use, according to the Associated Press.