OLYMPIA, Washington – States where marijuana is legal have been waiting to see how the Trump administration will react to their laws. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently made his opinions known in a letter to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Sessions writes that not enough is being done in the state to make sure its laws are being followed. He said too many young people are getting access to marijuana and that pot from Washington state has been found in 43 states.
Ferguson quickly responded in a public statement, offering to meet with Sessions and background him on the steps Washington takes to enforce its marijuana laws. He says the information Sessions cites is wrong.
“I was disappointed by Attorney General Sessions’ letter, which relies on incomplete, inaccurate and out-of-date information on the status of Washington’s marijuana regulations,” Ferguson responded. “I’m also disappointed that he has yet to accept my repeated invitations to meet in person to discuss this critical issue face-to-face.”
Ferguson said if Sessions agrees to meet, he looks forward to providing him with a more complete picture of the “robust regulatory program that exists in our state.”