Washington will fight Sessions, Trump over legal pot, Inslee says

Washington will fight Sessions, Trump over legal pot, Inslee says

FEB. 9, 2017 | Jim Camden

The next fight between Washington state and the Trump administration may be over legal marijuana.

With newly sworn in U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on record as a strong opponent of legalizing marijuana, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday the state will try to persuade the federal government that states should still be allowed to make that decision.

Washington will present information to the administration and Congress about its experience after voters passed an initiative to allow adults to grow, sell and use recreational marijuana, Inslee said. There has been no major increase in criminal activity or ill health effects reported, he said, and the sales are generating tax revenue for the state.

Washington will fight Sessions, Trump over legal pot, Inslee says






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