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By Lou Marzeles

U.S. Attorney General takes aim at state marijuana industry


August 16, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a polite and quiet letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Washington Attorney General Bob Fergusion. Decorum notwithstanding, the letter made both officials very nervous and sparked a polite line-in-the-sand response.

“I was pleased to read that you share my concern for public health and safety and my belief that the federal and state governments should work together to address our country’s concerns with marijuana,” Sessions’ letter of three weeks ago stated. “Congress has determined that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that the illegal distribution and sale of marijuana is a crime. The Department remains committed to enforcing t...

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