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Washington vows to fight feds on any legal marijuana crackdown

“Our state’s efforts to regulate the sale of marijuana are succeeding…. “A few years ago, the illegal trafficking of marijuana lined the pockets of criminals everywhere. Now, in our state, illegal trafficking activity is being displaced by a closely regulated marijuana industry that pays hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. This frees up significant law enforcement resources to protect our communities in other, more pressing ways.”

“We will resist any efforts to thwart the will of the voters in Washington,” said Attorney General Bob Ferguson… A renewed focus on recreational marijuana in states that have legalized pot would present a departure from the…administration’s statements in favor of states’ rights. A day earlier, the administration announced that the issue of transgender student bathrooms access was best left to states and local communities to decide… Eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use.
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Washington vows to fight feds on any legal marijuana crackdown
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