Washington AG Ferguson Statement On Sessions Letter

“Any action from the Department of Justice short of allowing our well-regulated, voter-approved system to continue is unacceptable. I will continue to defend the will of Washington voters.”

WASHINGTON:  In response to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding Washington’s marijuana regulations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement: “I was disappointed by Attorney General Sessions’ letter, which relies on incomplete, inaccurate and out-of-date information on the status of Washington’s marijuana regulations. I’m also disappointed that he has yet to accept my repeated Read the full article…

Bainbridge Council To Discuss Progress In Developing Permanent Regulations For Marijuana business

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announcing his opinion on the legality of local governments banning pot businesses.

WASHINGTON: The state Attorney General’s Office recently stated that local governments are not required to implement Washington’s new marijuana law in their jurisdictions. But experts at the Municipal Research and Services Center say that attorney general opinions are not binding in state courts. The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission began work on developing permanent regulations for recreational Read the full article…

Inslee, Ferguson Tell Congress To Fix Banking Rules So Legal Marijuana Can Work

One of these is more trouble than the other in Washington.

WASHINGTON: Governor Jay Inslee and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson want Congress to fix the banking rules or (at least) give banks confidence that they can take money from state-licensed marijuana businesses without fear of federal prosecution.

Washington, Colorado Still Waiting For Federal Response On Marijuana Legalization

One can now imagine how nearly eight decades of marijuana prohibition will end -- not with the sudden crash of congressional action, but hollowed out from within as states one by one take matters in their own hands.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: It’s been nearly six months since Attorney General Eric Holder said the federal response to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado was coming “relatively soon,” but officials in those states are still waiting.