The federal law making marijuana use illegal is the issue, and our U.S. legislators should act promptly to change the law that creates the conflict with states.
Our elected leaders, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson once again appear to prefer fighting with the Trump administration rather than solving a problem. This time, they are reacting to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the federal government is rescinding two policy statements issued under the Obama administration, which basically allowed states to adopt rules for legalizing marijuana. Inslee claims Sessions’ move was “based on ideology and politics.” […]