January 23, 2013
style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> Ever since
voters legalized marijuana in Washington state, people have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. The drug
remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government, and there has been no clear indication of whether the feds
will allow the state law to stand unchallenged.
"font-size: 14pt"> A meeting yesterday with new Washington Governor Jay
Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson with US Attorney General Eric Holder did not clear up that issue.
Instead, it moved forward the conversation between state and federal authorities, and set in motion an ongoing
process that will include several more meetings.
"font-size: 14pt"> Still, Governor Inslee said state officials will move
forward with figuring out the rules and regulations for the sale of legal marijuana in Washington, and hopes to
have those rules in place by the summer.