Main Menu

US Senators for WA Must Find Patient-Friendly Replacement for Durkan

US Senators for WA Must Find Patient-Friendly Replacement for Durkan

October 01, 2014 | Tyler Markwart

With the resignation of U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny Durkan, patients in Washington State need to make sure that her replacement will show at least the same level of respect for our medical cannabis program. That is why ASA-WA is having its voice heard by organizing patients at monthly meetings and asking everyone to send letters to Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell that explain the importance of protecting patient’s safe access when making their recommendations for Durkan’s replacement.

Senators Murray and Cantwell need to hear from the Washington medical cannabis patient community because of the great influence they wield in determining the next U.S. Attorney for Western Washington. If they recommend a patient-friendly replacement for Durkan, they can help deter raids from federal law enforcement agencies.

Now that autumn is here and harvest season is in full effect, medical cannabis growers are getting ready to start processing all that wonderfully grown outdoor medicine. The DEA has also started ramping up its annual raid operations in their quest to enforce federal prohibition laws. With raids currently happening throughout California, word is out that it is only a matter of time before similar enforcement heads north to collectives in Washington State.

Comments are Closed