State attorney general vows to defend Washington's recreational pot laws
Marijuana users and sellers nationwide might experience “greater enforcement” of federal drug laws from the Trump administration, according to comments Thursday from White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
But Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he is prepared to “defend the will of Washington voters.”
“My office will use every tool at our disposal to ensure that the federal government does not undermine Washington’s successful, unified system for regulating recreational and medical marijuana,” Ferguson said in an emailed statement Thursday afternoon.
Ferguson, along with Gov. Jay Inslee, sent a letter last week to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking to meet with him to talk about the Department of Justice’s position on state marijuana laws.