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The court and state attorney general got Fife marijuana ruling right

The court and state attorney general got Fife marijuana ruling right

The News Tribune September 4, 2014

 

The Friday court ruling that upheld Fife’s right to ban marijuana stores dismayed champions of Initiative 502 and pleased state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Yet Ferguson was also defending the initiative. What gives?

The difference was shrewdness.

The ACLU and other authors of I-502 seem to regard legality as a done deal that merely requires the slapping down of reluctant local jurisdictions. But Ferguson believes the initiative that legalized marijuana is still on a tricky path around a wary U.S. Justice Department. He’s adopted a cautious, tactical strategy aimed at keeping cities like Fife from challenging the state law in a federal courtroom.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/09/04/3361058/the-court-and-state-attorney-general.html?sp=/99/447/






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