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‘An attack on Seattle’: Washington state officials respond to Jeff Sessions’ pot plans

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“The current attorney general has had this in his bonnet for decades and he can’t get it out of his bonnet,” Gov. Inslee said of Jeff Sessions’ action Thursday.

Washington state officials promised to defend the state’s marijuana laws, as news broke that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had rescinded Justice Department policies under President Obama that allowed state-sanctioned marijuana markets to sprout up across the country.

At A Glance: Jeff Sessions announced a rollback of Obama-era policies that allowed states to legalize marijuana. The move didn’t sit well with officials in states like Washington, that have already legalized marijuana. This story details all of the “fightin’ words” from officials as well as giving the background on the issue.

Full Story:  ‘An attack on Seattle’: Washington state officials say they won’t back down on legal pot as Sessions plans change | The Seattle Times

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