Saturday, November 17, 2012

Feds Mum on Response on Voters' OK of I-502

Washington state's governor told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that the federal government hasn't made any plans as to what their plans are regarding its legalization of marijuana for recreational use.

Gov. Chris Gregorie said, "I told them, 'Make no mistake, that absent an injunction of some sort, it's our intent to implement decriminalization.' I don't want to spend a lot of money implementing this if you are going to attempt to block it."

Despite her statement, the U.S. Justice Department has not indicated what their intentions are. However, they did indicate that they want to treat Washington and Colorado, the other state that approved pot for recreational use, the same way — despite that the two states' laws will not be identical.

Gregorie added, "It's not a simple analysis for them. There's a difference between our two initiatives, and they want to look at that. They clearly want to know how things are going to flow, how regulations develop, how enforcement would be taken, taxes would be gathered."

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