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.
Members of the public are getting their chance to influence the creation of a legal marijuana market in Washington state.
Medical marijuana entrepreneur Brionne Corbray whose dispensaries were raided last year, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to five years of probation and fined $25,000, but he avoided prison time.
The Seattle police department says it is loosening rules on past marijuana use by applicants. Police officials say the change in policy comes because voters legalized the recreational use of pot by approving Initiative 502.
Pot may be legal, but workers may want to check with their boss first before they grab the pipe or joint during off hours.
A slight majority of Americans favor both the legalization of marijuana, and that the federal government should back off of state pot laws.
Roughly 200 people made their way down to Seattle Center for a 12:01 am celebration of the legalization of marijuana in Washington. Though smoking in public is still not legal, Seattle Police agreed not to cite anyone early Thursday morning for doing so.
Two 13-year-old middle school students in Walla Walla have been arrested for marijuana possession.
With marijuana possession now legal in Washington state, the Seattle Police Department has given its officers some guidance on what to do about public use of pot, which is still banned.