Topic: The Ongoing Saga of Federal Interference in Washington State & Push Ba
From the ASA Blog:
Earlier this year, on April 21st, the Washington State legislature passed SB 5073, a bill that would have established a licensing system for the dozens of medical marijuana distribution centers that existed to provide much-needed medication to thousands of patients throughout the state. Notably, the legislature passed the bill after Governor Christine Gregoire sought and received feedback from the Obama Justice Department. U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby wrote that growing facilities, dispensaries, landlords, financiers, and even state employees “would not be immune from liability under the CSA (Controlled Substances Act).” In other words, anyone remotely connected to the production and distribution of medical marijuana could be criminally prosecuted under state law. Yet, the legislature must have seen through these threats of intimidation because it passed SB 5073 anyway.
Read the entire post at http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/?p=1981