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October 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Attorneys general target Internet sex trafficking

The Asssociated Press SEATTLE — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee urging passage of a bill targeting sex trafficking on the Internet. Ferguson and co-sponsor, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, sent the letter Monday. It also was signed by 53 state and territorial attorneys general. It asks the committee to…

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January 16, 2014 at 10:51 AM

AG: Cities and counties can block recreational marijuana business

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today said local governments are allowed to effectively ban recreational marijuana businesses. The state Liquor Control Board asked Ferguson for his opinion on whether state law allowing marijuana under Initiative 502 preempts local jurisdictions from banning marijuana retailers, producers or processors, and whether local governments could establish land-use regulations that…

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August 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Feds won’t challenge Washington’s pot law

Above, Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on the phone while spokesman David Postman, center, and senior policy adviser for public safety John Lane look on. (Photo courtesy of Governor’s Office) The federal government will not try to block Washington state’s recreational marijuana legalization law, Gov. Jay Inslee announced this morning. U.S. Attorney…

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January 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Inslee, Ferguson to talk pot with U.S. Attorney General Holder

Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson are traveling to Washington, D.C., next week to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss marijuana enforcement and implementation of Initiative 502, our state’s voter-approved legal pot law. The state law conflicts with federal law, which maintains that all forms of marijuana are illegal. As the state…

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