Washington gov. cheers ‘very satisfying’ marijuana meeting with AG Holder [View all]
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.