Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown
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Officials in legal pot state vow to fight federal crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws. Bob Ferguson, attorney general in Washington state, which joined Colorado in 2012 as the first states … Continue reading

Bills would end license suspension for marijuana possession
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Bills would end license suspension for marijuana possession

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians convicted of marijuana possession would no longer automatically lose their driver’s license for six months under legislation moving through the General Assembly. Existing state law mandates that when someone is convicted of a drug offense, the defendant’s license is suspended for six months. Under bills approved by the Senate and … Continue reading

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Virginia Senate leader supports marijuana decriminalization

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In a switch, the majority leader of the Virginia state Senate says he supports studying the decriminalization of marijuana. Media outlets report that Tommy Norment, one of the most powerful political leaders in the Commonwealth, announced his position Tuesday, November 1st, while speaking before a Norfolk City Council dinner at the Slover Library. Norment … Continue reading

Washington state to increase testing pot for pesticides
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Washington state to increase testing pot for pesticides

SEATTLE (AP) — More than two years after Washington state launched legal marijuana sales, it’s planning to test pot for banned pesticides more regularly. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said Thursday it’s paying the Washington Department of Agriculture more than $1 million to buy new equipment and hire two full-time workers to conduct the … Continue reading