In Washington, threat of federal law hovers over public hearings on recreational marijuana plan
- Year: 2013
- Length: 5:07 minutes (4.68 MB)
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In Washington state, hundreds of people are attending public hearings on the implementation of recreational marijuana. .
Initiative 502, passed by voters last November, legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The measure also directed the Washington State Liquor Control Board to develop a state-regulated marketplace for the cultivation, processing, distribution and sale of marijuana for recreational use.
But as the state gathers public input on how to implement the law, it may also soon find itself in the middle of a fight with the federal government. FSRN’s Devin Theriot-Orr and Joshua C. Robinson report from Seattle.