OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington’s lead expert on marijuana is suggesting the state enter into a contract with the U.S. Department of Justice in order to avoid selective enforcement of federal laws against marijuana possession and distribution.
UCLA public policy Professor Mark Kleiman says the DOJ could agree to such a contract with Washington state and Colorado, promising not to bust state-licensed pot vendors in return for a state pledge to crack down on illegal marijuana-growing.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson tells “The Olympian” he’d be more than willing to explore that option.
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