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State’s congressional leaders urge DOJ to respect pot law

potWASHINGTON — Seven members of Washington state’s congressional delegation on Tuesday sent a letter urging the Department of Justice to respect the will of the state’s voters regarding the legalization of marijuana.

The letter was signed by Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and Democratic Reps. Adam Smith, Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer and Jim McDermott.

“As DOJ considers its response to Washington and Colorado laws,” the letter said, “we hope that you will exercise your significant discretionary authority by choosing not to pursue preemption of these laws, or prosecute our residents and state employees acting in compliance with these laws.

“We also urge DOJ to announce its decided course of action as soon as possible to provide legal certainty for our citizens, businesses, and lawmakers,” it said.

The full text of the letter here.

 

 

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3 Comments to “State’s congressional leaders urge DOJ to respect pot law”

    Shaun said:
    June 18, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Link to letter not working

    Esco said:
    June 18, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Yet they respect tobacco and alcohol because they make alot of tax money and kill you faster. Go figure..

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