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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:16 AM

Washington gov. cheers ‘very satisfying’ marijuana meeting with AG Holder

Source: Raw Story

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said Tuesday that a 45-minute meeting he had with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the state’s intent to regulate and tax marijuana was “very satisfying.”

He added that the nation’s top law enforcement official said nothing to dissuade him from moving forward with implementation of Initiative 502, passed by a wide majority of Washington voters last November.

Inslee told reporters on a conference call Tuesday that Holder asked a lot of questions and was particular interested in the specific regulations being discussed behind-the-scenes. The two discussed how growers and sellers might be handled by the state, and how Washington officials plan to keep the cash crop from spreading outside its borders.


While Inslee said he did not get any indication from Holder as to whether the Department of Justice is planning to sue to block implementation, Attorney General Bob Ferguson claims he warned the AG that the state is willing to go to court to defend the will of its voters.




Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/23/washington-gov-cheers-very-satisfying-marijuana-meeting-with-ag-holder/

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Reply Washington gov. cheers ‘very satisfying’ marijuana meeting with AG Holder (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #1
Bluenorthwest Jan 2013 #2
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #14
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #3
Hard Assets Jan 2013 #4
montex Jan 2013 #5
hack89 Jan 2013 #6
kpete Jan 2013 #8
reverend_tim Jan 2013 #7
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #10
reverend_tim Jan 2013 #11
samsingh Jan 2013 #9
AnneD Jan 2013 #12
dmosh42 Jan 2013 #13
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #15

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:18 AM

1. Holder is a lying snake, Inslee. Don't trust a word he says.

The ONLY way he will let legalization stand is if cannabis is completely turned over to mega-corporations. Homegrown and private sales by small growers will NEVER be tolerated by that asshat.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:20 AM

2. I agree with that...

nt

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:06 PM

14. +1000. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:31 AM

3. I'm not sure exactly what he found 'very satisfying' about it. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:43 AM

4. Holder should do the best thing, and petition Obama to remove marijuana from scheduling

 

and put it in the same category as in alcohol and cigarettes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:44 AM

5. Good News!

I live in Seattle and even though I don't smoke pot, I think this is a huge step in the right direction.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:52 AM

6. It was the pre-meeting snack of brownies that made all the difference.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:57 AM

8. you know hack89

i was thinking the same thing.........

peace, kp

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:52 AM

7. Time to clean out all the Bush people

I forget this morning what the job title is, but they are the top federal guy's in each state for the DOJ. they were not all replaced at the start of the last term, and they need to go.

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Response to reverend_tim (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:05 PM

10. Did Bush's corrupt US Attorney's ever get replaced? nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:23 PM

11. I do not think so, nor did the bankruptcy trustees

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:10 PM

9. i'm cautiously optimistic

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:19 PM

12. He didn't prosecute the criminals on Wall Street......

so I look for him to go after the mj growers fill force. They know which side their bread is buttered on. He has to 'work' to keep his phoney baloney job.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:04 PM

13. Now what? Holder only prosecutes pot smokers!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 05:08 PM

15. This is like when your wife says...

"do whatever the f you want"- a smart person would tread carefully.

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